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African-Eurasian Waterbird Monitoring Partnership

Migratory waterbirds are culturally and economically important, but vulnerable to habitat loss, over-exploitation and other pressures. Countries along their flyways have a shared responsibility for […]

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Population trends for coastal migratory Waterbirds in the East Atlantic Flyway

A new initiative for monitoring in coastal West Africa. This poster displays how – as part of a broader initiative to strengthen the conservation of migratory […]

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Population trends for coastal migratory Waterbirds in the East Atlantic Flyway

This poster displays how – as part of a broader initiative to strengthen the conservation of migratory waterbirds – the Wadden Sea Flyway Initiative (in […]

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Swan Specialist Group

A global network of swan specialists working on the monitoring, research, conservation and management of swan populations

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Status of Waterbirds in Asia

This report summarises the results of the Asian Waterbird Census (AWC) from 1987 to 2007, comprising counts at 6,705 sites in 27 countries. A total of 1,387 […]

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Wetland values, status and trends

People around the world value wetlands for many reasons: as a source of water, grazing for animals, fish for food, as well as other materials or simply as a place to relax and enjoy nature. By monitoring the status of wetlands and their species, we ensure that these values are safeguarded and restored – for humans and nature alike.

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International Waterbird Census

How do you know if a wetland is healthy? How do you know if a wetland is under threat? And how do you take appropriate action to avert that threat? Monitoring - long-term, repeated data collection - is the foundation for managing and understanding wetlands and the lives they support. We coordinate one of the largest and longest running monitoring programmes in the world, the International Waterbird Census.

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Duck Specialist Group

A global network of duck specialists working on the monitoring, research, conservation and management of wild duck populations

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Flamingo Specialist Group

A global network of flamingo specialists concerned with the study, monitoring, management and conservation of the world’s six flamingo species populations

News

Celebrating 50 years of the International Waterbird Census in Laguna Llancanelo, Argentina

Thousands of flamingos, swans, ducks and coots can be found in the Llancanelo lagoon, the site chosen to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the International Waterbird […]

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