Avian Influenza and Wild Birds

 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