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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

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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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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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Species

Wetlands are home to a rich abundance of animal and plant life. From tropical forests filled with dragonflies, orangutans, frogs, and tigers, to the Arctic, where migratory birds breed and marine mammals gather in summer and for migration, and from coastal wetlands teeming with playful dolphins, to drylands where wetlands provide a seasonal lifeline for species of all kinds.

News

Wadden Sea weak link in international flyway

The Wadden Sea is proving to be a weak link in the East Atlantic Flyway, a migratory bird route from the Arctic region down the […]

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European experts develop plan for the recovery of Long-tailed Duck

A group of experts met in Roosta, Estonia, between the 23rd and the 25th of April 2014 to develop an action plan for the recovery […]