Publication on Global Interflyway Network launched at Ramsar COP

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27 July 2012
- A new publication on migratory birds’
migration routes was launched at the Ramsar COP 11, which
took place in Bucharest from 6-13 July 2012. BirdLife International,
the East Asian - Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP),
the Ramsar Convention, Wetlands International and the Convention
on Migratory Species (CMS) joined hands to present the publication
entitled “Outcomes of the 2011 Global Waterbird Flyways
Workshop”.

It summarizes the outcomes of an international
workshop on Global Waterbird Flyways convened by the EAAFP
Secretariat in Seosan City, Korea in 2011. The objective
was to review good practice in international initiatives
to conserve migratory waterbirds and other migratory species
and to bring together different flyway initiatives to share
knowledge on best practices in developing and implementing
flyway-scale waterbird conservation. This facilitates a
more global view of flyway efforts undertaken. Despite of
the growing number of flyway initiatives, there has been
little exchange of information and experience. The report
identifies strong potential synergies in the approaches,
challenges and opportunities to implement conservation initiatives
across all flyways. An open and inclusive network on flyway-scale
initiatives entitled “Global Interflyway Network"
(GIN) will be set up since there is great value in building
on the existing mechanisms.

In order to start up this network, new
electronic information-sharing and dialogue mechanisms will
be established. The capacity of the GIN Partnership should
be made available to support and provide input to the work
of multilateral environmental agreements addressing flyway
issues including amongst others CMS, AEWA and the Ramsar
Convention. Other relevant flyway initiatives that were
not represented at the October 2011 workshop are encouraged
to participate in the GIN.

 

 

 

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