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Annual Review 2007

Our Annual Review 2007 covers our global organisation and presents the financial information, all our projects, publications and achievements. Wetlands International clearly demonstrated in 2007 the important role it can play as a science-based organisation that can act as a global witness - bringing key facts from the field to the attention of policy-makers. A good example of this was our role in highlighting and quantifying the role of wetlands and especially peatlands as the worlds’ biggest natural terrestrial carbon stores – and demonstrating that through restoration of damaged wetlands we can cost-effectively reduce emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and even halt and reverse them, through carbon sequestration. Equally our role in a number of global and regional projects addressing the avian influenza threat has been to provide data on waterbirds and wetlands so as to contribute to the understanding of how the disease spreads, analyse risks and help countries to make preparations for an outbreak.

 

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Waterbird Population Estimates, Fourth edition

This publication sets the global standard in presenting estimates of the numbers and trends of waterbird populations throughout the world. This fourth edition provides a comprehensive update on information last provided in 2002 and summarizes population data on 878 waterbird species. Please download as it is out of print

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The Status of Coastal Waterbrids and Wetlands in South-east Asia

The outcomes of this recent investigation demonstrate the importance of peninsular Malaysia for many migratory species, but also show an alarming trend. Shorebird numbers showed an overall decline of 22% in Malaysia between 1983–1986 and 2004–2006.

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AWC Development Strategy 2007-2015

The strategy presented here provides a clear direction and way forward for all of us working with and for the census. The strategy is intended to function as a guide not only for Wetlands International and the organisations that coordinate the AWC in the region but also for each individual who participates, supports or expresses interest in the AWC.

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Wetlands, poverty reduction and sustainable tourism development

Tourism is a principal source of income for many of the developing countries. The tourism sector provides good opportunities for many poor people.  Wetlands like coasts, rivers and lakes play a vital part in this success. This brochure highlights the role of wetland tourism for poverty reduction.

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AWC Newsletter 13

Includes an introduction from the new AWC database support officer, Launch of the AWC 2002-2004 results, AWC 2005-2007 results update, AWC News from the Region and the International Black-faced Spoonbill Census 2007.

 

 

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Factsheet tropical peatlands and climate change

Climate change is significantly fueled by the destruction of wetlands.

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AWC Newsletter 12

Asian Waterbird Census Newsletter no. 12.

The successful implementation of the AWC in recent years and the information collected has been crucial for the consolidation of conservation activities from site to international level across the Asia-Pacific region.

 

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Green Coast on Malaysian National TV (video)

Our work on the Green Coast programme has been broadcasted on Malaysia National TV in a live programme on the protection of wetlands in Malaysia.

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The Asian Tsunami: An environmental assessment one year later

It is almost one year since the unprecedented destruction of the Asian Tsunami Disaster took place. One year in which to grieve and mourn the loss of so many lives, one year in which to assess the extent of the destruction and, most importantly,one year in which to regroup, rebuild and restore.

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Asian Waterbird Census Guidelines

Guidelines for waterbird counterns for the Asian Waterbird Census.

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Roots of Recovery in Nature

Replanting coastal forests destroyed by last December’s tsunami sounds like a good idea - especially if they protect against future storms. But such plans need nurturing if they are to succeed, Erika Check discovers.

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Wetlands and the Tsunami

Away from the epicentre of the earthquake and tsunami, wetlands may have provided a 'green barrier', to protect the coastline and its communities.

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AWC Newsletter 9

Asian Waterbird Census Newsletter no. 9

 

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Review of wetlands inventory information in Asia

GRoWI - Review of wetland inventory information in Asia

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Training Needs Assessment Questionnaire for AWI Implementing Agencies

AWI – Training Needs Assessment Questionnaire for Implementing Agencies

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Brochure on AWI – English

Brochure about the Asian Wetland Inventory, in English

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Asian Wetlands Inventory Information Pack – A Tool for Biodiversity Conservation

AWI – Information Pack – A Tool for Biodiversity Conservation

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Asian Waterbird Census Site Form

Site form to use for waterbird monitoring in Asia.

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AWC Newsletter 6

Asian Waterbird Census – Newsletter 6

 

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Responsibilities of the International Coordinators of Asian Waterbird Census

Asian Waterbird Census – Responsibilities of the International Coordinators

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White-headed duck survey in Pakistan in 2002

White-headed duck survey in Pakistan

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Western Palearctic Count Form – Southwest Asia

IWC - Western Palearctic and Southwest Asia – Count Form Southwest Asia

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Presentation at the AWC Coordinators Workshop 2003

 

Presentation on AWC India at the Asian Waterbird Census Coordinators Workshop 2003

 

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Review of the Waterbird Conservation Strategy

Asia-Pacific Migratory Waterbird Conservation Strategy - Review of Implementation of Strategy

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Asian Waterbird Census Form

IWC - Asian Waterbird Census – Census Form – South Asia

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AWC Newsletter 2

IWC - Asian Waterbird Census – Newsletter 2

 

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Asian Waterbird Census Coordinators Workshop 2003

IWC - Asian Waterbird Census – Coordinators Workshop 2003 – 8. Report Anatidae Action Plan

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Asian Waterbird Census Coordinators Workshop 2003

IWC - Asian Waterbird Census – Coordinators Workshop 2003 – AWC Overview and Strategy

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Asian Waterbird Census Coordinators Workshop 2003

IWC - Asian Waterbird Census – Coordinators Workshop 2003 – 17. Draft AWC Strategy

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Asian Waterbird Census Coordinators Workshop 2003

IWC - Asian Waterbird Census – Coordinators Workshop 2003 – 9. Report Central Asian Flyway

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Asian Waterbird Census Coordinators Workshop 2003

IWC - Asian Waterbird Census – Coordinators Workshop 2003 – 18. Coordinator Responsibilities

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Post-tsunami Conservation Issue and Challanges

Wetlands International South Asia (WISA) and the World Wide Fund for Nature – India
(WWF-India) coordinated a consultative meeting involving NGOs and Research Institutes
with an interest in addressing conservation and sustainable development issues to build
upon assessments and relief measures already being carried out by the Government of
India. This provided a common platform for planning and implementation of inputs into
future initiative being developed/planned at various levels.

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TEST Natural mitigation of natural disasters

Report to Ramsar STRP-12 on 2nd February, World Wetlands Day. “Natural mitigation of natural disasters”

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Flow scenarios for Chilika Lagoon, India

Choosing the best flow regime scenario

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WPWC Newsletter 6 - June 2004

IWC - Western Palearctic and Southwest Asia – 6th Newsletter

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The Atlas of Loktak

Sustainable Development and Water Resources Management of Loktak Lake The goal of Sustainable Development and Water Resources Management of Loktak Lake is to improve water management of the lake and sustain its resources for the benefit of the local communities on a long-term basis. The purpose is to build capacity within Loktak Development Authority, other concerned institutions and local communities for effective management of lake. The ultimate purpose is to provide livelihood security to the local communities while ensuring conservation of the Loktak Lake.

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Asian Waterfowl Census 1993

For the 1993 census, 1633 sites were covered in 32 countries including New Zealand. Most of these counts were carried out in the month of January. Additional counts are included from countries where regular counts are taking during other months or from where regular data is not available. Nearly 10 million waterbirds of 285 species were counted by at least 830 participants. The most important species to be reported this year is the Giant Ibis, a rare endemic species that was until recently, believed to be extinct.

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Loktak Newsletter Vol 3

In this issue:

- Sustainable Fisheries Development of Loktak Lake

- Community Based Fisheries Management

- Problems of Fishing Community of Loktak Lake

- Ecological Approach for Enhancing Fish Yield of Loktak Lake

- Highlights of Project Implementations

- News Brief

- Diary Dates

- News - WISA

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Asia-Pacific Migratory Waterbird Conservation Strategy: 2001-2005

The cyclical migration of waterbirds across the globe has been long recognised as a natural wonder. Annually millions of waterbirds fly many thousands of kilometres across a vast range of climates and habitats in response to the urge to nest and to avoid adverse weather conditions. These flights require them to replenish their reserves along the way. This cyclic pattern has occurred for aeons and predates the evolution of mankind.

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The Asian Waterfowl Census 1994-1996

 The Asian Waterfowl Census (AWC) is a coordinated international scheme for the collection and dissemination of information on waterbirds and wetlands.  The report collates information on counts for three years, 1994 - 1996, and includes information from countries in Asia from Pakistan eastwards. 

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Conservation of Migratory Waterbirds and Their Wetland Habitats in the East Asian-Australasian Flyway

This publication is the proceedings of a workshop: "Conservation of Migratory Waterbirds and thier wetland habitats in the East Asian-Australasian Flyway", held at Kushiro, Japan during 28 Nov- 3 Dec 1994. Convened by Wetlands International Asia Pacific (formerly Asian Wetland Bureau), the workshop was attended by 92 technical experts and representatives of government from 17 territories and countries of East Asian-Australasian Flyway.

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The Current Status of Wetland Conservation in Asia

The Current Status of Wetland Conservation in Asia

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The Asian Waterfowl Census 1987-91: Distribution and Status of Asian Waterfowl

Since the start of the Asian Waterfowl Census (AWC) in January 1987, a total of 3,109 wetlands in 32 Asian countries were counted at least once in the five northern winters 1986-1987 to 1990-1991, and over 86,000 counts of individual species were obtained. Coverage was variable between countries. Overall it was fairly good to excellent (with some inconsistency from year to year) in Southwest and South Asia, and more patchy in Southeast and East Asia. Data from some countries that had started waterfowl monitoring programmes as early as 1967 are also incorporated.

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A Guide for Training in Wetland Conservation and Wise Use in Asia

This publication serves to act as a guides for training in wetland conservation and wise use in Asia. In developing this paper, background information has been drawn from a variety of sources.

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Asian & Australasian waterfowl census 1992

Overall, 1862 wetlands were covered in 30 countries including Australia and New Zealand during the 1991-92 northern winter. Counts were usually carried out in January but sometimes encompassed December/February. In exceptional cases where a strong justification existed, counts were carried out upto early March (Bangladesh) or in November (New Zealand. Over 850 participants were involved in the AWX; over 11.6 million waterbirds were counted, belonging to 282 species.

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Asian Waterfowl Census 1991

This report summarizes its findings in the 26 participating Asian countries during the mid-winter (generally January) of 1990/1991. Data were received from 1,686 wetlands counted by over 651 participants. Altogether, over 8.9 million waterfowl of over 200 species were counted.

 

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A guide to development in urban and coastal areas

The Guide begins by describing in non-technical, graphic format, the function and structure of major natural systems in relation to planning for sound development. In the guidelines that follow, the sketches on the left represent improper or careless methods of development that often result in environmental problems; those on the right illustrate recommended sound development practices.

The guide may be used by developers as a general aid to good planning. However, as conditions vary widely from place to place, it is essential that the developer has a thorough knowledge of the site on which he is working.

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Asian Waterfowl Census 1990

The Asian Waterfowl Census was established in 1987 as a consequence of alarming reports on the destruction and degradation of wetlands in Asia, and the subsequent reported decline of waterfowl populations. Its objectives were therefore set as follows: to obtain information on waterfowl populations at wetlands in Asia in mid-winter, as a basis for evaluation of sites and monitoring of populations; to encourage a grater interest in wetlands and waterfowl amongst governmental, non-governmental and private individuals, and thereby promote the conservation of wetlands in Asia.

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