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Note: This publication has been superseded by Asia-Pacific Migratory Waterbird Conservation Strategy: 2001-2005
To enhance the effectiveness of wetland conservation for conserving migratory waterbirds by establishing an international network of sites along the flyway identified as having a high conservation value for a particular waterbird group.
It is envisaged that the network will be an international cooperative effort supported by both government agencies and non-governmental organizations. The network is to be one of both sites and people to enable site owners, managers, local people and participating organizations to gain national and international recognition and support for their site and their conservation efforts.
A site that is internationally important for a variety of species groups may be nominated on different networks. Effective conservation efforts at a network site would aim to conserve all species of waterbird and other fauna dependent on the site.
Develop and support a network of sites of international importance for migratory shorebirds in the flyways of the Asia-Pacific region.
Develop and support a network of sites of international importance for migratory cranes in the flyways of the Asia-Pacific region.
Develop and support a network of sites of international importance for migratory Anatidae in the flyways of the Asia-Pacific region.
Promote the concept of establishment of networks of important sites for the conservation of other migratory waterbirds in the Asia-Pacific region.