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Guidelines for the preparation of site nominating documentation for the East Asian-Australasian shorebird site network

Environment Australia and Wetlands International - Oceania, 2002

2. Procedure for listing sites

2.1 Introduction

These guidelines have been prepared by Wetlands International to assist in the preparation of documentation for nominations of sites to the Eat Asian-Australasian Shorebird Site Network.

2.2 Listing new sites

Sites are nominated for the East Asian-Australasian Shorebird Site Network on the basis of use of the site by migratory shorebirds.

In nominating a site the management body undertakes to incorporate the conservation of migratory shorebirds in the management goals for the site.

To nominate a site for the East Asian-Australasian Shorebird Site Network, a detailed description and map of the boundaries of the wetland or wetlands should be provided to Wetlands International.

An Information Sheet has been developed to assist management bodies in providing details on the proposed site (see next section). The sheet is modelled on the Ramsar Wetlands Information Sheet.

Following discussions with the Shorebird Flyway Officer about the completed Site Information Sheet the site management agency should seek the appropriate national endorsement for the nomination. Once this endorsement is obtained the site nomination should be sent to the Chair of the Wetlands International - Asia Pacific Council.

The Shorebird Flyway Officer, in Consultation with the Shorebird Working Group, will review the nomination and prepare a recommendation for the next meeting of the Wetlands International - Asia Pacific Council. At a meeting of the Council the nomination will be noted and at that time it is formally part of the Shorebird Site Network.

Site management agencies are encouraged to conduct a ceremony at the new Shorebird Network site.

2.3 References

Ramsar Convention Bureau, 1997. The Ramsar Convention Manual: a Guide to the Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar, Iran 1971). 2nd Edition. Ramsar Convention Bureau, Gland, Switzerland.

For further information please contact:

Warren Lee Long
Shorebird Flyway Officer
Wetlands International - Oceania
PO Box 787
Canberra 2601 AUSTRALIA
Ph: 61 2 6274 2890 Fax +61 2 6274 2799
Email: warren.leelong@deh.gov.au