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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Much of the material listed on these archived web pages has been superseded, or served a particular purpose at a particular time.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Note: This publication has been superseded by Asia-Pacific Migratory Waterbird Conservation Strategy: 2001-2005

Objective C - Development and implementation of migratory waterbird conservation action plans

To prepare action plans for species groups (and/or species) for the effective and efficient implementation of conservation of migratory waterbirds and their habitats.

Action C.1

Promote the development of conservation action plans for migratory shorebirds, cranes, and Anatidae.

Note: The process of development of action plans should:

  1. review the conservation status, populations and threats to species;
  2. development, refinement and implementation of species- and habitat research and monitoring programmes;
  3. review and recommend protection status and special designation of species and wetlands;
  4. evaluate the need for, and design of, a programme to establish flyway reserve networks;
  5. review and recommend legislation pertaining to conservation of species and habitats.

For their implementation, such plans should identify agencies and responsibilities, time frames and resources.

Action C.2

Develop conservation action plans for other species and/or species groups.

Action C.3

Promote involvement of local people, government agencies and non-government organizations in implementing migratory waterbird species group/species conservation action plans.