31 July 2012
CMS, Ramsar and Partners Launch Report on Global Waterbird Flyways
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This publication results from an international workshop on Global Waterbird Flyways convened by the EAAFP Secretariat in Seosan City, Republic of Korea, in 2011.

The report notes that an open and inclusive network on flyway-scale initiatives, the“Global Interflyway Network" (GIN), will be set up, given the value in building on existing mechanisms.

New electronic information-sharing and dialogue mechanisms will be established for the start-up of GIN.

27 July 2012: The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat (Ramsar Convention), the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), BirdLife International, the East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP) and Wetlands International have published the outcomes of the 2011 Global Waterbird Flyways Workshop, which was convened by the EAAFP Secretariat in Seosan City, Republic of Korea, in 2011.

The objective of the workshop was to bring together flyway initiatives to share lessons learned from different approaches, assess their strengths and weaknesses, and provide a more global view of flyway conservation efforts so far. The report, launched during Ramsar’s 11th Conference of the Parties (COP 11), highlights that mechanisms for sharing flyway initiatives’ approaches, experiences and achievements are of great value to inform the wide variety of organizations involved in flyway conservation at multiple levels, and that there is much common ground in the approaches, challenges and opportunities for implementation across all flyway initiatives discussed at the workshop.

The report also notes that an open and inclusive network on flyway-scale initiatives, the“Global Interflyway Network” (GIN), will be set up, given the value in building on existing mechanisms. New electronic information-sharing and dialogue mechanisms will be established for the start-up of GIN. [CMS News] [Publication: Outcomes of the 2011 Global Waterbird Flyways Workshop]

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