The International Scientific Task Force on Avian Influenza has produced an 8-page brochure, Avian Influenza and Wild Birds, aimed at the public on the state of scientific information about the spread of avian flu, particularly with regards to wild birds and wetland habitats.
The Task Force is composed of AEWA, the UNEP African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement; BirdLife International; CBD, the Convention on Biological Diversity; CIC, the International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation; CMS, the Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals; the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands; Wetlands International; WCS, the Wildlife Conservation Society; and the Zoological Society of London — observers to the Task Force are the FAO; OIE, the World Organization for Animal Health; UNEP; and the WHO.
The Task Force will be unveiling a new Web site on Avian Influenza, Wildlife, and the Environment at the 11th international Living Lakes Conference in Nanchang City, near the Poyang Lake Ramsar site, on 2 November 2006.
Source: website of the Ramsar Convention
Updated on 10/19/2006 3:21:34 PM