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Publications archive - Biodiversity


Key departmental publications, e.g. annual reports, budget papers and program guidelines are available in our online archive.

Much of the material listed on these archived web pages has been superseded, or served a particular purpose at a particular time. It may contain references to activities or policies that have no current application. Many archived documents may link to web pages that have moved or no longer exist, or may refer to other documents that are no longer available.

Asia-Pacific Migratory Waterbird Conservation Strategy: 1996-2000

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Note: This publication has been superseded by Asia-Pacific Migratory Waterbird Conservation Strategy: 2001-2005

4. Priority actions

In order to enhance the long-term conservation of migratory waterbirds and their habitats in the Asia-Pacific region, the main issues are addressed in six broad and overlapping themes with a total of 11 objectives. The key objectives of the first two themes are strengthened by those of the latter four. To achieve each of the 11 objectives, a number of priority actions have been identified. The themes and objectives are:

Conservation of habitats
Objective A - Enhancement of site conservation
Objective B - Establishment of flyway reserve networks

Conservation of species
Objective C - Development and implementation of migratory waterbird conservation action plans
Objective D - Promotion of the sustainable management of migratory waterbirds

Research and monitoring
Objective E - Promotion of conservation-oriented monitoring and research activities
Objective F - Establishment of advanced migratory waterbird and wetland information storage and retrieval systems

Education, information and awareness
Objective G - Increased education and public awareness
Objective H - Promotion of information flow among waterbird and wetland conservation researchers

Objective I - Training of personnel associated with the survey, study and management of waterbirds and their habitats

Policy and legislation
Objective J - Review and strengthening of waterbird and habitat conservation policies and legislation
Objective K - Development of an Asia-Pacific Multilateral Migratory Waterbird Conservation Agreement

The goal of the Strategy is to ensure that as many countries and territories as possible achieve the objectives before the year 2000. Individual countries and territories should be strongly encouraged to embrace these flyway objectives and actions, to complement their existing agendas. The order of priority of addressing these objectives and undertaking specific actions may differ between countries and territories, depending on existing situations, current programmes and availability of resources. Where additional resources are required to undertake actions, importance should be given to procuring such funding.

Details of each objective and actions proposed are presented in the following section.