Waterbirds around the world

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Subject: Waterbirds around the world
From: L&L Knight <>
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2007 17:05:10 +1000
The following report came out the other day and will be of interest to the shorebirds crowd. da85bfe90055

"Good, but not good enough" Despite actions, waterbirds still declining
Press release

Global actions for the protection of migratory waterbirds are losing the race with economic development. As a result, many species are rapidly declining. But in areas where governments are working to protect sites along important migratory routes, the results are promising. This is the conclusion of a meeting in the Hague of the ministers for nature in the UK and the Netherlands together with the Secretary Generals of global conventions, supported by the experts from around the world.

Today, (Monday 12 March) in The Hague, the UK Minister of the Environment, Barry Gardiner MP, the Dutch Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality Mrs Gerda Verburg, Secretary Generals from the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, the UN Convention on Migratory Species, the African Eurasian Waterbird Agreement and experts worldwide met to launch a new global guide to conservation: 'Waterbirds around the world.' They discussed the need for greater global action for the future protection of waterbirds and their habitats.

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Waterbirds around the world
Boere. G.C., Galbraith, C.A. & Stroud, D.A. (eds). 2006
Published by The Stationery Office Limited
940 pp


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