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From the Arctic to Africa: Protecting Waterbirds and Wetlands

Along the migratory flyway between the Northwest Russian Arctic and West Africa, we are protecting wetlands and waterbirds by developingregional long-term wetland conservation and wise-use strategies. Our goal is to bring together people in the countries across the flyway in Africa, the EU and Russia through networking tools for wetland managers and the development of local conservation action and monitoring.

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Waterbird Population Estimates Database

The Waterbird Population Estimates (WPE) online database provides current and historic estimates, trends and 1% thresholds for over 800 waterbird species and 2300 biogeographic populations worldwide. This project has been developed by Wetlands International with the support of Environment Canada and the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. Visit the Waterbird Population Estimates Database

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Ramsar Conference, Bucharest

The Ramsar Conference (6 - 13 July 2012 in Bucharest, Romania) offered an opportunity to strengthen and extend the reach of the Convention to achieve improved wetland conservation and management. We attended the conference with a team of experts from our global network and engaged Contracting Parties and partners to achieve these objectives. 

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Restoring peatlands in Russia

Many peatlands in Russia were drained for agriculture, forestry and peat mining in the past and then left abandoned. Now they are subject to wind and water erosion, major fires and cause large amounts of carbon dioxide emissions. Given the significant economic, environmental and social impacts of these degraded peatlands, Wetlands International has recently initiated the restoration project of Russia's degraded peatlands.

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Arctic wetlands: reducing the impact of the oil and gas sector

Wetlands are the dominant ecosystem in the onshore Arctic and provide valuable services to biodiversity and communities, both local and well beyond. Wetlands in the Arctic region are fragile and recovery from disturbance is slow. The impact of a new road in the permafrost marshes may impact a much wider area for decades to come. What's more: Arctic wetlands are not well defined or understood. Wetlands International works with partners such as Shell to better understand the functions and sensitivities of Arctic wetlands, in order to improve decision-making to minimise the impacts of the oil and gas sector on onshore and coastal wetlands.

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Migratory Birds for People programme

The Migratory Birds for People programme consists of more than 16 partner wetland visitor centres across Europe and West Africa, forming a network that follows the flight path of many migratory wetland birds species. These centres are working together to share best practice and develop new approaches to delivering waterbird and wetland messages to their visitors. The lead group consists of the Dutch Staatsbosbeheer, Wetland Link International, and Wetlands International. For more information visit the programme website.

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Wetland Centre at the Sebezhsky National Park

The project was aimed to increase awareness (locally and regionally) of the ecological and socio-economic functions and values of wetlands, their conservation needs and sustainable management options, through the establishment of a wetland center at the Sebezhsky National Park and the creation and publication of educational and awareness materials.

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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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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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Conservation of peatlands of Central Russia

The aim of this project was to demonstrate implementation of the ‘wise use’ approach for peatland ecosystems in Central and European Russia.

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Management plan for the proposed Volga Delta world natural heritage site

This project aims to develop a management plan for the Volga Delta as a part of the nomination for World Natural Heritage site status.

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Quick scan of peatlands in Central and Eastern Europe

This quick scan of peatlands in Central and Eastern Europe provides a background for the development of a strategy for conservation.

 

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Site network for birds and wetlands: Inventory, protection and community management

The Network of Important Bird Areas (IBA) caretakers is enhanced through this project which provides new knowledge on the conservation needs of priority bird species and recommends effective conservation management practices to prevent decline of species and destruction of sites.
Donor: Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund

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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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Содействие сохранению биоразнообразия водно-болотных угодий Московской области

Проект направлен на поддержку усилий государственных и общественных природоохранных организаций Московской области в сфере сохранения биоразнообразия водно-болотных угодий региона и включает работы по изучению (инвентаризации) угодий, разработке стратегии их сохранения и устойчивого использования, выполнению модельных проектов в наиболее ценных водно-болотных комплексах, повышению информированности населения по вопросам природоохранной и хозяйственной ценности водно-болотных угодий области.  

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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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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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