Publications archive - Biodiversity
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Wetlands International - Asia Pacific
International Waterfowl and Wetlands Research Bureau - Japan Committee (IWRB-J), 1996
ISBN 983 9663 18 6
Note: This publication has been superseded by Asia-Pacific Migratory Waterbird Conservation Strategy: 2001-2005
Summary statement of the "International workshop on conservation of migratory waterbirds and their wetland habitats in the East Asian-Australasian flyway"
2 December 1994
The "International Workshop on Conservation of Migratory Waterbirds and their Wetland Habitats in the East Asian-Australasian Flyway", held in Kushiro from 28 November to 2 December 1994, was attended by 92 experts and government representatives from the following states and territories: Australia, Cambodia, China (People's Republic), Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, The Philippines, Korea (Democratic People's Republic of), Korea (Republic of), Russia, Singapore, Thailand, USA, and representatives of Asian Wetland Bureau, Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat (Ramsar Convention), Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), and Wetlands for the Americas. The meeting was organized under the auspices of the Environment Agency of Japan, the Australian Nature Conservation Agency, with assistance from the Asian Wetland Bureau, and the International Waterfowl and Wetlands Research Bureau Japan Committee: partial financial support was received from UNEP Regional Office for the Asia Pacific, and the Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS). It was held at the invitation of the Preparatory Committee for the Kushiro International Wetland Centre.
The meeting expressed its thanks to the local organisers and supporters for the excellent arrangements.
The meeting also congratulated the initiative of the Kushiro and other local governments in concluding a twinning agreement between Ramsar sites in the Kushiro region and Kooragang Ramsar site in New South Wales, Australia which is a model for establishment of a network of sites linked by migratory waterbirds.
This workshop discussed and exchanged information on the conservation of migratory waterbirds and their wetland habitats in the East Asian-Australasian region. Waterbirds are an important component of most wetlands ecosystems. They are of great value economically, culturally, socially and scientifically, and this value must be maintained through proper management. Thus it is important to properly conserve waterbird species and their wetland habitats. However, for migratory waterbirds, it is inadequate to take such actions in individual countries or regions. Rather, conservation actions require international cooperation throughout the flyway.
The workshop agreed the following aim:
To achieve this, the workshop: