Working together along flyways
Migratory waterbirds move annually between their breeding grounds and non-breeding areas, and we refer to the entire range covered by the annual movement of a population as flyways. Conservation and sustainable use of migratory waterbirds requires the collaboration and coordination of actions of the range states along these flyways. Through regional flyway initiatives, we coordinate collaboration across the flyways, to improve the knowledge-base concerning the status of waterbirds and their habitats, so that conservation and management decisions can be prioritised and better targeted.
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Global Waterbird Flyways
Other useful waterbird resources
- International Waterbird Census (IWC): Annual monitoring of global waterbird flyways
- IWC partnership: Network of coordinators responsible for national monitoring schemes that form the basis of the IWC.
- Duck specialist group: Network of a global network of duck specialists affiliated to Wetlands International and the IUCN Species Survival Commission working on the monitoring, research, conservation and management of wild duck populations
- Waterbird Population Estimates: Details about estimates, trends and the extent of the distribution ranges of global waterbird populations