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Conservation of the Relict Gull in Hongjiannao Wetland, Yunlin, Shaanxi Province

Hongjiannao wetland, Shaanxi Province has long been considered a place of significance for the Relict Gull, now harbouring thousands of breeding pairs annually.  This project aimed to determine the significance of the site for Relict Gulls and what threats the area faces. 

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Conservation of the Ruoergai Plateau marshes and Altai Mountain wetlands

In the Ruoergai Marshes on the Qinghai Tibetan Plateau and the Altai Mountains in Northwest China, we demonstrated practical ways in which biodiversity conservation and provision of ecosystem services can be supported by different economic sectors and local communities.

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Project régional de conservation du lamantin Trichechus senegalensis le long du littoral atlantique

Projet en partenariat avec le Programme régional de conservation de la zone cotière et marine en Afrique de l'Ouest  Ce projet concerne la Mauritanie, le Sénégal, la Gambie, la Guinée, la Guinée Bissau et le Libéria. Il s'étale sur la période 2004-2007.

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Voies de migration AEWA-GEF 2004-2009

Accroitre la conservation du réseau de sites requis par les oiseaux d'eau migrateurs sur les voies de migration Afrique-Eurasie. Les pays concernés par ce projet sont le Nigeria, le Sénégal, l'Afrique du Sud, la Tanzanie,la Turquie, le Yémen.

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Les dénombrements d'oiseaux d'eau en Afrique - DOEA

Les dénombrements d'oiseaux d'eau en Afrique sont un réseau dynamique et en expansion, englobant des personnes très diverses qui vont des groupes communautaires locaux aux personnels des aires protégées, et des étudiants des universités aux chercheurs chevronnés. Le réseau couvre également une mosaique de pays avec partout un intêrêt commun pour les zones humides et les oiseaux d'eau.

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COP10 side event: the Culture and Technology of Wetlands

Side event on the cultural values of wetlands at the 10th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention (COP10)

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Inventory and recognition of freshwater fishes in Melanesia

In collaboration with regional universities and museums and fish experts, Wetlands International is preparing tools to raise awareness and capacity for inventory in regard to freshwater fishes in Melanesia.

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Tidal Flat Survey at Locals' Participation

For surveys of tidal flats, it is essential to carry on a long-term and frequent surveys to capture the regular changes and diversity of these habitats. However, the wide diversity of tidal flats has prevented many non-specialists from participating in the survey. This project by WI-Japan proposes to establish a survey method through citizen-based participation, and has involved preparation of an illustrated survey guidebook on tidal flat benthos, and hosting of public workshops and organisation of both orientation and as trial surveys. It is our third year, where we conduct three workshops in eastern Japan.

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National Wetland Wise Use Survey in Japan

Project of year 2005- 2007. Although the Ramsar Convention has long advocated the “Wise Use” of wetlands, this concept has yet to take root in Japan. Therefore, Wetlands International has embarked on a survey of wetland wise use practices throughout Japan through field studies and interviews.

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New FluBird Project (NFB)

Wetlands International is the co-coordinator  to this project with Erasmus University and 10 other partners throughout Europe. The NFB project aims at setting a Network for Early Warning of Influenza viruses in migratory birds in Europe. Our role is to provide data and expertise on high risk bird species, coordinate surveillance in high risk sites and build capacity for monitoring waterbirds.

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Разработка программы сохранения трансграничных водно-болотных угодий, расположенных по границе Российской Федерации с Белоруссией и Украиной

Цель проекта - содействие сохранению и устойчивому использованию ценных водно-болотных угодий, находящихся на границе Российской Федерации с Белоруссией и Украиной

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Promotion of wetland biodiversity conservation in the Moscow region of the Russian Federation through the development of a Regional Strategy and Action Plan for Wetlands Wise Use

The objective is to support the sustainable use of water resources in the Moscow Region by establishing the technical, legal and social conditions for the implementation of an integrated approach to land-use planning based on wetland wise use.

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Indicative map for South Bug meridional river corridor

The development of the ecological network in Ukraine has been enhanced by focusing on the Southern Boug meridional river corridor. A map on GIS basis and a poster has been prepared.

Project was financed by the Royal Netherlands Embassy in the Ukraine.

Publication:

The Southern Bug meridional river corridor: biodiversity and valuable areas

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Towards improved water Management in Ukraine (Watermuk)

This project aimed to reveal the current state and the perspectives of irrigational farming in Ukraine regarding the impact on biodiversity. We did this through the study of biodiversity in the Dzhankoi District of the Crimean Autonomous Republic, an area with large scale irrigation.

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Ecological Assessment on Pulau Aur, Johor, Malaysia

Ecological Assessment  study on Pulau Aur, Johor, Malaysia

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Support for the conservation of wetlands and wetland species in the Azov-Black Sea region of Ukraine

The capacity of Ukraine to fulfil its obligations under the Ramsar Convention and to facilitate its accession to the Bonn Convention and African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement was strengthened.

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Conservation Experiences with Peat Swamp Forests

The primary objective of this project was to develop and implement plans and to encourage processes that will ensure the conservation and sustainable use of globally significant genetic, species and ecosystem diversity within tropical peat swamp forests (PSFs) in Malaysia.

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Wetland Inventory, Assessment and Monitoring System in Malaysia

Developing a proposed framework for a Wetland Inventory, Assessment and Monitoring System (WIAMS) in Malaysia

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Survey of remote wetlands in the Tanami Desert bioregion (Australia)

This project documents waterbird populations of remote wetlands in the Tanami Desert of north-western Australia, which were inundated by an exceptional rainfall event in summer 2006.

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A condition assessment of wetlands and waterbirds of Shoalwater Bay Training Area (Queensland, Australia)

This project aims to assess the condition of intertidal wetlands (including migratory shorebird populations), freshwater swamps and streams in the internationally important Shoalwater Bay wetlands, to recommend any management responses, and propose appropriate monitoring of condition.

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Strengthening local capacity to monitor and manage coastal and freshwater ecosystems in Papua New Guinea, Fiji and the Solomon Islands

This project trains and assists communities in Papua New Guinea (Madang Marine Area), Fiji and the Solomon Islands to monitor and assess coral reef resources and freshwater ecosystems and plan for their sustainable use.

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Implementation of the East Asian-Australasian Shorebird Action Plan

This project supports implementation of the Shorebird Action Plan (raising awareness and training in China; shorebird surveys in China, Malaysia and Myanmar; planning advice in the Yellow Sea; and meetings of the Shorebird Working Group).

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Waterbird conservation events, Malaysia

A regional programme to promote public participation to monitor the distribution and populations of waterbirds and status of wetlands.

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Tg. Piai coastal hydrology

This project studies the effects of restoration on coastal hydrology at Tg. Piai (Ramsar site). The reports will help managers administer and preserve the natural environment of this Ramsar site and take steps to ensure the safety and protection of wildlife and plants.

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Ecological assessment of potential Ramsar sites in South-East Johor, Malaysia

This project aimed to conduct rapid ecological assessments of potential Ramsar sites in Johor, Malaysia in order to develop an up-to-date picture of their current status and management.

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Ecological assessment of milky stork in Malaysia

This reassessment, undertaken jointly with Perlindungan Hidupan Liar dan Taman Negara (PERHILITAN), surveyed the status and population size of milky stork in Malaysia between August 2004 and January 2006.

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Green environment data mapping exercise for tsunami-impacted areas

This project aims to produce a database of environmental information on the tsunami-affected areas in North Sumatra and Nias (e.g. ecosystem types and threats, biodiversity, protected areas, land use) and to disseminate this information to several agencies.

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Lessons learned from coastal ecosystem restoration efforts in Aceh

This project aims to assess the successes and failures of coastal ecosystem vegetation restoration projects implemented by various agencies in Aceh since the tsunami.

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Field guide on mangroves of Indonesia

This project reproduced a guide which identifies mangroves and associated beach species of Indonesia. The guide covers over 250 species, and includes chapters on the status and ecology of mangroves and associated species, identification tables, line drawings, detailed species descriptions and notes on distribution.

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Survey and workshops: Wise use of wetlands

This project aims to determine the current state of wetlands in Japan and to promote their wise use. To date, nine Japanese Ramsar sites have been surveyed; evaluation criteria for wise use have been developed and a workshop has been held at the Katano-kamoike Ramsar site.

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Illustrated seaweed and sea-grass guidebook

A guidebook will be developed for publication in 2007.

 

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Eco-life fair exhibition booth

This booth aimed to raise awareness about the Ramsar Convention and wetland functions. It was organized jointly by the Ramsar Centre Japan and the Japanese Ministry of Environment.

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Shorebird conservation and rice cultivation in southern South America

This assesses the value of rice fields to nearctic shorebirds and potential threats in southern South America (Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay).

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Conservation and monitoring of Important Bird Areas (IBA) in Guinea Bissau

This project is working on bird conservation at key sites in Guinea Bissau.

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Biodiversity and food security Atlas for the Niger Basin

This project aims to publish an atlas linking poverty and biodiversity in the Niger Basin.

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Study on mires in the Baltic ecoregion

The aim of this project was to provide background information for conserving biodiversity and freshwater quality in the Baltic ecoregion.

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Inventory of internationally and nationally important wetlands in the Russian Caucasus region

This project aims to provide an information base for natural resource management and decision-making, and to increase awareness of the importance of wetlands in the Caucasus, by supporting the compilation and publication of an inventory of internationally and nationally important wetlands in the Russian Caucasus region.
Donor: Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund

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Monitoring migratory waterbirds in Russia and neighbouring countries

This project provides coordination and support for the 2006 mid-winter counts of waterbirds in 7 administrative regions of Russia. Counts took place at a total of 42 wetland sites; altogether 542,740 waterbirds of 62 species were recorded. This led to the publication of the report 'Results from IWC in Central Asia and the Caucasus 2003-2005'.
Donor: Swiss Development and Cooperation Office

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Coordination of the International Waterbird Census (IWC) 2006 in Central Asia and the Caucasus

The project designs and maintains the International Waterbird Census (IWC) database for Central Asia and the Caucasus. In 2006, the project coordinated and supported mid-winter counts of waterbirds in seven administrative regions in Russia. Data from 42 wetland sites was collected and 542,740 waterbirds of 62 species were recorded, including three globally threatened species.
Donor: Netherlands Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality
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Mapeo de distribución, abundancia y rutas migratorias de aves acuáticas en América del Sur

El conocimiento sobre la distribución y migración de las aves acuáticas en América del Sur es escaso. Un considerable cúmulo de información fue producido durante los últimos 15 años, sin embargo en general ésta no está publicada y se encuentra dispersa y difícilmente accesible para los técnicos y decisores que trabajan en el manejo de fauna y en particular en el monitoreo de influenza aviar en nuestra región.

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Инвентаризация водно-болотных угодий Северного Кавказа

Результаты проекта предполагается опубликовать в 2006 г. в виде отдельного (шестого) тома серии "Водно-болотные угодья России". Проект также предусматривает создание базы данных и ГИС по водно-болотным угодьям региона как части Базы данных по инвентаризации водно-болотных угодий России.

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Support for the Ramsar Scientific and Technical Review Panel (STRP)

This project manages a global website as a communications tool for specialists on the Scientific and Technical Review Panel of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands.
This project is being carried out at a global level.

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Himalaya project (HimalWet)

This project aimed to develop an information base for wise use of Himalayan high altitude wetlands through integrated water resource management. An inventory of high altitude wetlands based on remote sensing data was developed together with a system of vulnerability assessment mapping. Based on these, a concept for an integrated management strategy for the region was also developed.

This project was carried out in Nepal, India, China and Bhutan through our offices in India and China.

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Flood Awareness Prevention Policy in Border Areas (FLAPP)

This project is developing a report on sustainable flood management that will share the knowledge and experience of local and regional flood experts from across Europe on how to prevent and forecast floods, evacuate people and limit flood damage. FLAPP comprises 35 partners, mostly local governments.

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Contribution to African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement (AEWA)


Wetlands International provides technical information and organisational input to support the African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement (AEWA).

 
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Global Flyways Conference: Publication of proceedings

This project aims to publish the proceedings of the Global Flyways Conference named 'waterbirds around the world', organised by Wetlands International in 2004.

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Wings over Wetlands (WoW)

This project aims to improve the conservation status of African-Eurasian migratory waterbirds by assisting countries to conserve key wetland areas. The project takes place in 118 Asian, European and African countries along the African Eurasian Flyway.

In this region, we have identified the critical network of wetland sites (for a total of 3,020 sites) for migratory waterbirds.

We train people and raise awareness about the conservation and wise use of migratory waterbirds and the wetlands they use. Demonstration projects are implemented to provide good examples.

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Support on the EU bird-directive

Technical support to the European Commission for implementation of the Birds Directive

This project provides information and support for implementation of the European Commission Birds Directive, especially concerning waterbirds.

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European Topic Centre

The European Topic Centre develops reports, policy recommendations and analyses on biodiversity in the EU countries. Wetlands International is the lead agency providing technical analyses on methods within the European Topic Centre partnership.
This project is being carried out at European Union level.

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