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Waterbirds around the world 2006


This publication gives a telling insight into the status of the world's most important waterbird migration routes and is the outcome of a major international conference.

The Waterbirds around the World Conference, held in Edinburgh in April 2004 was attended by nearly 500 participants from 90 countries, making it the largest in a sequence of meetings that go back to the first European Meeting on wildfowl conservation held in St Andrews, 40 years previously. The conference was organised by the UK and Dutch governments and their agencies, working with Wetlands International. It was supported by a large number of countries and organisations that are fully acknowledged.

The Edinburgh Declaration was a seminal outcome of the conference. This Declaration calls for urgent action to halt and reverse wetland loss and degradation, and to strengthen networks of key sites for waterbirds along all flyways.

The conference proceedings are published by The Stationery Office. The contents are being made available here to further assist the conservation and research uses of the data and information contained in Waterbirds around the world. A printed copy can be ordered from The Stationery Office.

More information on the Waterbirds around the World Conference, along with a copy of this publication split into sections, is available on The National Archives version of our website.

Please note: Names used for geographical entities do not imply the recognition, by the organisers of the Waterbirds around the World Conference or other supporting organisations or governments, of the political status of any particular territory. Names for territories used (and any alternatives) are included solely to help users of this publication apply information included in the volume for waterbird conservation purposes. The views expressed in papers included within Waterbirds around the world do not necessarily represent views of the editors or the organisations and governments that supported the conference and this publication.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Biota

Reference date 2006··

Boere. G.C., Galbraith, C.A. & Stroud, D.A. (eds). 2006. Waterbirds around the world. TSO Scotland Ltd, Edinburgh, UK. 940 pp.

Proceedings of the 'Waterbirds around the World Conference', held in Edinburgh in April 2004.

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Communications, JNCC resourceProvider

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2020·06·02

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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