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Critical Site Network

What is the Critial Site Network?

The Critical Site Network (CSN) is an online resource for the conservation of 294 species of waterbirds and the important sites upon which they depend in Africa and Western Eurasia. 

The tool makes it easy to obtain information on the sites critical for waterbird species by accessing several independent databases and analysing information at the biogeographical population level. This provides a comprehensive basis for management and decision making. 

Find out more about the importance of tracking Critical Sites. 

Who is this tool designed for?

The Critical Site Network is designed for a range of different users from site managers to national authorities and international organisations. 

It was originally developed under the Wings over Wetlands project, a collaboration between BirdLife International and Wetlands International, to support the implementation of the African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) and the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. 

Explore the Critical Site Network here.