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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Much of the material listed on these archived web pages has been superseded, or served a particular purpose at a particular time.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Note: This publication has been superseded by Asia-Pacific Migratory Waterbird Conservation Strategy: 2001-2005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 I - Training of personnel associated with the survey, study and management of waterbirds and their habitats

To enhance the effectiveness and knowledge of personnel in charge of monitoring and conserving waterbirds and their habitats across the Asia-Pacific region.

Basis for action

In achieving this, it will be possible to promote the spirit of regional cooperation by sharing skills and conservation technologies developed by agencies and people in one country with those in others.

Action I.1

Develop and implement training courses covering the assessment of migratory waterbirds and their habitats and techniques for monitoring, research and management, at national and regional levels, for technical experts, administrators, field staff, university researchers and students, and other interested individuals/agencies (see Objective E.2).

Action I.2

Develop and implement at a national level on-site field training courses in migratory waterbird and habitat conservation and management techniques for field rangers, reserve wardens and patrol officers. These courses should be organized at wetland field centres, network sites and other sites of importance.

Action I.3

Provide external experts and equipment where needed to support the promotion of training, information exchange and research.

Action I.4

Develop a training programme for community workers and people involved in the community participatory approach to integrate education about waterbird and habitat conservation needs into their work.

Action I.5

Develop a training programme for practitioners of wetland education.