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Vision of a new Ramsar regional initiative for Black Sea coastal wetlands (BlackSeaWet vision)

This publication is a background document for a new regional Ramsar initiative, which includes a brief overview of current status of coastal wetlands and main threats to them, legal framework and conservation activities related to coast and coastal wetlands, present mission, vision, key targets and objectives of BlackSeaWet Initiative.

BlackSeaWet vision

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Lesser Flamingo Conservation Action Plan

 Although the most numerous of the world's flamingos, the Lesser Flamingo is classified "Near Threatened" in the 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, indicating it is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future. This plan has been officially adopted by the governments that are parties to both the African Eurasian Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) and the COnvention of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), also known as the Bonn Convention.

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WPWC Newsletter 12 - July 2009

Newsletter for national waterbird monitoring coordinators and observers of the International Waterbird Census - Western Palearctic and Southwest Asia. This is the special Slender-billed Curlew issue!

 

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AfWC Newsletter - June 2009

This is the second edition of the African Waterbird Census newsletter. The main purpose of this newsletter is to facilitate communication in the African Waterbird Census (AfWC) network. This newsletter is produced by the Wetlands International Africa Office.

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Outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza in Europe: the risks associated with wild birds

The infection of wild birds by highly pathogenic strains of avian influenza (AI) virus was virtually unknown – apart from one instance of the disease appearing in common terns in South Africa in 1961 – before the Asian strain of highly pathogenic AI virus (AIV), H5N1, began to expand across the world. Outbreaks of clinical disease in Eurasia have resulted in visible mortality among populations of free-ranging wild birds in a multitude of species.

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Журавлиная родина. Заказник (Crane Homeland Nature Reserve)

Брошюра посвящена заказнику "Журавлиная родина", особо охраняемой природной территории на севере Московской области. Издана в рамках проекта по сохранению водно-болотных угодий Московского региона. This brochure (in Russian) addresses the Dubna Mire or Crane Homeland nature reserve in the Moscow region in Russia.

 

 

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The Wader Atlas

 

The Wader Atlas is a compilation of current knowledge of the numbers, distribution and movements of one of the most remarkable groups of birds in the region covered by the African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement (AEWA). Long-term waterbird count data have been combined with an extensive literature review, especially published results of bird ringing and national bird atlases, to produce maps showing the population boundaries that are used as a basis of the conservation of these species.

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Flamingo, Special Publication 1

Bulletin of the IUCN-SSC/Wetlands International FLAMINGO SPECIALIST GROUP - Proceedings of the IVth International Workshop on the Greater Flamingo in the Mediterranean region and northwest Africa.

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AWC Newsletter 16

This is the 16th newsletter of the Asian Waterbird Census with the introduction of the newly appointed international coordinator of the Asian Waterbird Census (AWC) and the update on the developments related to the AWC since June 2008. Read the 16th Newsletter of the Asian Waterbird Census

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Flamingo 16, 2008

Our Flamingo Specialist Group's Annual Newsletter

Bulletin of the IUCN-SSC/Wetlands International

 

 

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Invisible Connections

This book and its wonderful photographs by Jan van de Kam bring to life the dramatic journeys of migratory shorebirds in the East Asian – Australasian Flyway, the importance of their staging sites and the need for international cooperation to maintain this cycle. "Invisible Connections" is a wonderful photographic journey that follows the migration of shorebirds flying from their breeding grounds in the Arctic through East Asia to Australasia. It highlights one of nature's most spectacular phenomena and reveals the surprising and little-known connections that exist between countries, habitats and people through this migration.

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Suggestions pour la version préliminaire des Résolutions pour la COP 10 de la Convention Ramsar sur les zones humides

Dans ce document , nous soulignons nos recommendations pour les Résolutions de la Convention Ramsar COP 10 en République de Corée qui a lieu du 28 Octobre au 4 Novembre 2008.

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Recommendations for Ramsar COP 10

Attached the recommendations on the draft resolutions of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands COP 10, 28 October till 4 November 2008 in Korea.

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Letter to the government of Kenya about the Tana wetlands

Letter to Hon. John. N. Michuki, EGH, MP, Minister for Environment and Mineral Resources about the plans to convert the Tana wetlands into sugarcane plantations for biofuel production.

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Waterbirds in the UK, 2005/06 The Wetland Bird Survey

Waterbirds in the UK, results of the 2005/06 The Wetland Bird Survey

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Newsletter No. 33 - Woodcock & Snipe Specialist Group

 Our newsletter from the Woodcock & Snipe Specialist Group.

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Final Report: The Project on the Conservation of the Relict Gull in Hongjiannao Wetland, Yunlin, Shaanxi Province

 This project final report presents an overall summary of this conservation project supported by Shell China Exploration and Production Company Limited (SCEPCo) in 2006-2007.

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June 2007 Report on the Rapid Assessment of Biodiversity and Community around Hongjiannao Wetland, Shaanxi Province; The conservation of the Relict Gull in Hongjiannao Wetland.

 This report is the result from the Rapid Assessment of Biodiversity and Community around Hongjiannao Wetland, Shaanxi Province, directed at the conservation of the Relict Gull in Hongjiannao Wetland. China.

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Tidal Flat Benthos Survey Guidebook (Sendai Bay Version)

An easy-to-read manual for citizen-based participatory research on benthos organisms

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Flamingo 14, 2006

This is the annual bulletin of our Flamingo Specialist Group.

Bulletin of the IUCN-SSC/Wetlands International

Number 14, December 2006

 

 

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Flamingo 13, 2005

This is the annual bulletin of our Flamingo Specialist Group.

Bulletin of the IUCN-SSC/Wetlands International

Number 13, December 2005

 

  

 

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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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Waterbird Harvest News Letter June 08

Le suivi des prélèvements d'oiseaux d'eau

par l'ANCGE - Saison 2008-2009

 

 

 

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Rapid Ecological Assessment of Waterbirds and Wetlands along the Ranong and Phang-Nga Coastal Areas, Thailand

This is a final report of the study on "Ecological Assessment of Waterbirds and Wetlands along the Ranong and Phang-Nga Coastal Areas, Thailand" carried out by Wetlands International-Thailand Office with financial support from the IUCN Thailand. For full report of the study, please contact: Mrs. Benchawan Teerakul (benchawan-t@psu.ac.th) or Mr. Donnapatr Tamornsuwan (dodkung@yahoo.com).

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Shorebird Flyway Brochure

This brochure was produced under AWCF funded "Public Awareness Capaign to Enhance Conservation of Migratory Shorebird and their Habitat in Andaman Coast, Thialand. The brochure provide information on the shorebird and its flyway with enplanation on "East Asian-Australasian Shorebird Reserve Network".

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Numbers & Distribution of Waterbirds in Africa / Effectifs et distribution des oiseaux d'eau en Afrique 2002-2004

The African Waterbird Census (AfWC) has taken place in the month of January and July every year since 1991. During the April 2001 - March 2004 period, a total of 40 countries took an active part in the African Waterbird Census activities, and 1050 wetlands were covered at least once (cdrom available).

Les dénombrements des oiseaux d'eau en Afrique sont entrepris chaque année aux mois de janvier et juillet depuis 1991. Durant la période d'avril 2001 à mars 2004, un total de 40 pays ont pris part activement aux activités du dénombrement des oiseaux d'eau en Afrique, et 1050 zones humides ont été couverts au moins une fois (disponible en cdrom).

 

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Atlas du Bassin du Niger / Niger Basin Atlas

Cet « Atlas du Bassin du fleuve Niger », édité avec l’appui technique du World Wildlife Fund (WWF), est consacré à faire mieux connaître l’importance de ces ressources du bassin. Il constitue un guide de découverte du bassin du Niger à travers une série de cartes thématiques dont les principales donnent un aperçu des sites d’importance en matière de diversité biologique et pour la sécurité alimentaire.

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Migratory Shorebirds of the East Asian - Australasian Flyway; Population Estimates and Internationally Important Sites

The report provides the most recent estimates of population sizes of migratory shorebirds in the East Asian - Australasian Flyway and identifies internationally important sites by species and country.

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ROM Bulletin

The ‘ROM Bulletin’ is a brief publication produced immediately after the counts as a reference tool; it gives count areas, bird numbers and names of counters.

 

 

 

 

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Programme and Action Plan for Waterbird Monitoring in the Azov-Black Sea Region of the Ukraine

Black Sea Coastal Wetlands have great value for migratory waterbirds in the African-Eurasian Flyways. This report, developed by Wetlands International lays out a long-term programme for monitoring in the Azov Sea region to underpin conservation efforts.

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The Greater Flamingo

The book summarises our current understanding of flamingo biology, with detailed discussion of population dynamics, evolution and systematics, migration and movements, feeding, reproduction and conservation.

 

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Save Vinogradovskaya Floodplain / Сохраним Виноградовскую пойму!

The leaflet contains information on the important wetland site of Vinogradovskaya (Faustovskaya) Floodplain in the Moscow region. It covers the aspects of wetland wise use and conservation, and provides practical recommendations on measures to conserve the waterbird habitats in the area. The leaflet is targeted at decision-makers and agricultural managers and will be circulated to all land users in the floodplain and ajacent areas.

 

 

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Vinogradovskaya Floodplain / Виноградовская пойма

The brochure contains information on the internationally important wetland site of Vinogradovskaya (Faustovskaya) Floodplain of the Moskva River, including a map of the area, with the boundary of Moskvoretsky Wildlife Refuge indicated, pictures of water birds that occur at the site, with information on protected species, description of threats to the site's ecological character and recommendations on measures that help to conserve the floodplain biodiversity. This publication is mainly targeted at sport hunters, fishermen and other people involved in outdoor recreation in the Moscow region.

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Aerial survey of waterbirds in the northern Tanami Desert

A project completion report on an aerial survey conducted over rarely visited, remote wetlands of the northern Tanami Desert, north-western Australia, presenting data on waterbird species and numbers following exceptional inundation.

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AWC Newsletter 15

Read the 15th Newsletter of the Asian Waterbird Census.

In this issue I would like to report on the progress of the development of the AWC since December 2007.

 

 

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Numbers and distribution of the wintering waterbirds in the Western Paleartic and Southwest Asia in 1997, 1998 and 1999

This report shows the status of Waterbirds in North Africa, Europe and Western Asia. This is the first time that factual distrubution maps are displayed of a wide range of waterbirds in this region. This publication helps to take the right decisions regarding wetland areas and waterbirds
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Results from the International Waterbird Census in the Western Paleartic and Southwest Asia 1995 and 1996

This report shows the status of Waterbirds in North Africa, Europe and Western Asia. This is the first time that factual distrubution maps are displayed of a wide range of waterbirds in this region. This publication helps to take the right decisions regarding wetland areas and waterbirds. This publication is out of print but may be downloaded for free on this page. Click here for more information about the International Waterbird Census.

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African Waterbird Census No. 9 (1999, 2000, 2001)

This is an bilingual (English-French) publication on the African Waterbirds.

This publication is a compilation of data and reports of African Waterbird Census carried out between April 1998 and March 2001, with particular emphasis on the months of July and January each year. It is the ninth report of this type, presenting results from three successive years (1999, 2000 and 2001). It presents information from the five AfWC subregions, giving national overviews and tables showing the total numbers of birds counted per site. These national sections are followed by sub-regional tables giving the numbers of each species per country, whilst data is also used to identify sites of international importance (including potential Ramsar Sites that support more than 1% of the populations of those species given (i.e. sites meeting criterion 6 of the Convention on Wetlands). Discussions per region highlight some the important aspects of the census and AfWC network.

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The Asian Waterbird Census (Brochure)

Information about the Asian Waterbird Census

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Plan de Suivi et de Conservation de l’Écorégion Littoral de l’Afrique de l’Ouest

L’Écorégion marine ouest africaine (WAMER) est l’une des zones les plus importantes en diversité biologique marine et côtière du monde. Elle s’étend sur 3200 km de côte, de la Mauritanie au nord jusqu’en Guinée au sud et jusqu’aux côtes du Cap Vert à l’ouest.

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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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Wings over Wetlands (video)

This video presents the Wings over Wetlands (WOW) partnership led by Wetlands International: the largest international wetland and waterbird conservation initiative ever to take place in the African-Eurasian region.

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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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Coastal waterbirds along the West African Seaboard / Oiseaux d’eau des zones humides côtières de l’Afrique de l’Ouest

About 95 sites were visited along the coast and more than 2 millions waterbirds were counted during the surveys for this publication.

Environ 95 sites ont été visités le long de la côte et plus de 2 millions d’oiseaux ont été comptés lors de ces études pour cette publication.

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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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Numbers and distribution of waterbirds and wetlands in the Asia-Pacific region: Results of the Asian Waterbird Census: 2002–2004

Results of the Asian Waterbird Census: 2002–2004. The report demonstrates the significant value of the Waterbird Census, which covered 2,032 sites across 22 countries, with nearly 8 million waterbirds recorded in all three years. Of the total 274 waterbird and 61 wetland-dependent species recorded, 43 were Globally Threatened species.

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Manuel pour le suivi des colonies d'oiseaux marins en Afrique de l'Ouest

Manuel pour le suivi des colonies d'oiseaux marins en Afrique de l'Ouest

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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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Use of rice fields by migratory shorebirds in southern South America. Implications for conservation and management

This publication includes the results of an international project aimed to assess the value of rice fields as non-breeding habitat for migratory shorebirds in southern South America.

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