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Act before it’s too late: urgent action is needed to save the waterbirds in Africa

On 8th December 2018, the Seventh Meeting of the Parties of African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement (AEWA MOP7) came to a close in Durban, Kwazulu Natal, South […]

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Wetlands International aims to make major contributions to AEWA MOP7 and explore new partnerships

We are attending the 7th Meeting of Parties (MoP7) of Agreement of the Conservation of the African- Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) to share a number of significant […]

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International Waterbird Census News 2018

The 52nd International Waterbird Census (IWC) kicks off in January 2018. Below we share the latest news about the census from around the world. If […]

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For wildlife conservation, countries need good governance

Data from the International Waterbirds Census has enabled a global study of the factors that enable conservation to succeed: Protecting an area for wildlife can work – but it works better in countries with robust political governance.

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Citizen Science that can change policy

Facilitating knowledge transfer is part of what we do at Wetlands International, and 2017 included one particularly large transfer: having overseen more than 15,000 bird […]

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The value of counting birds for people and nature

The International Waterbird Census enters its 52nd year as one of the largest citizen science programmes in the world. Every blue dot on this map shows where volunteers have taken part in the Census in the years since 1967.

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Asian Waterbird Census 2008-2015

Asia has a high diversity of waterbirds, including an increasing number of threatened species, many at risk of extinction. Conservation of these species and their habitats […]

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Why we count waterbirds for wetland management

In the last week, over 10,000 birders in 150 countries have set off for the International Waterbird Census (IWC).

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Returning to Barr Al Hikman

As part of our celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the International Waterbird Census in January 2016, an international survey team led by Wetlands International […]

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The Yellow Sea, a site of global importance for migratory birds

In April 2016 as part of the 50th anniversary of the International Waterbird Census a survey of the Yellow Sea-Bohai Sea region’s waterbirds and wetlands was […]

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