Strategies for Conserving Migratory Waterbirds
This Workshop reviewed conservation strategies for one aspect of wetland biodiversity – migratory waterbirds. These spectacular and highly mobile species can only be conserved by coordinated efforts at intercontinental flyway level. The workshop compared strategies developed in the Asia-Pacific and the American region, with the African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement (AEWA., a new instrument under the Bonn Convention to conserve waterbirds across the African/Eurasian region. Keynote speakers explained large-scale conservation strategies, while case studies and poster presentations dealt with activities at a smaller scale. As called for in the AEWA Action Plan, a set of nine so-called Conservation Guidelines is being produced, seven of which were discussed in draft during the workshop. This volume first presents the conclusions of the workshop, and then is divided into three sections, dealing with global waterbird conservation strategies, regional aspects of the African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement (AEWA), and case studies in the AEWA region, respectively. The final programme and the abstracts of the posters presented, are given as appendices.
Citation: Strategies for Conserving Migratory Waterbirds. Beintema A & van Vessem J. (eds). 2000 Proceedings of Workshop 2 of the 2nd International Conference on wetlands and Development held in Dakar, Senegal, 8-14 November 1998.