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Much of the material listed on these archived web pages has been superseded, or served a particular purpose at a particular time.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.
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Note: This publication has been superseded by Asia-Pacific Migratory Waterbird Conservation Strategy: 2001-2005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 assist in the development of an Asia-Pacific multilateral migratory waterbird conservation agreement that will be supported by the nations and territories of the region.
The agreement should provide a legal framework for the conservation of migratory waterbirds and their habitats in the Asia-Pacific region, recognizing and giving preference to existing international conventions.
Promote and participate in the development and conclusion of a multilateral agreement for the conservation of migratory waterbirds and their habitats in the Asia-Pacific region, recognizing existing models where they are relevant.
Note: Assistance should be sought from secretariats of existing international conservation agreements/conventions, national governments, international and national non-government conservation agencies.
Encourage all countries and territories to become parties to the agreement.
Use existing regional mechanisms, including agreements and conventions relating to parts of the Asia-Pacific region (ASEAN, SAARC and SPREP), to promote conservation of migratory waterbirds and their habitats.