of the Neotropical Waterbird Census
2004 were published in Wetlands International
- America del Sur Global Series N 1. Waterbird Census is an
important conservation tool for species because of its information
regarding migratory patterns of species.
The Neotropical Waterbird Census Wetlands International
- 2004 (NWC) was established to provide basic information
on the distribution and abundance of waterbirds and wetland
habitats within the Neotropics. Identifying wetlands of
international importance and ongoing monitoring is a necessary
component to conservation. The programme aims to conserve
waterbirds and wetlands by raising awareness on the importance
of wetlands. Waterbirds are good indicators of changes within
ecosystems. Therefore it is crucial to monitor changes in
the behaviour of migratory and resident waterbirds populations.
In addition, habitat conservation is a fundamental precondition
for the survival of waterbirds.
The NWC is a site-based counting scheme for monitoring waterbirds
with voluntary participation. Most volunteers are members
of active networks as partner NGOs, with a professional
network in each country.
This publication includes the results of the Neotropical
Waterbird Census 2000-2004. During this period 355 wetlands
sites were surveyed in nine countries of South America:
Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay,
Peru and Uruguay out of which seven are Parties to CMS.
Click here to download the Report:
Censo Neotropical de Aves Acuáticas 2004 ; Una herramienta
para la conservación (3.5 MB / PDF Format)
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