40th annual worldwide waterbird count

The weekend 13-14 January marked the40th annual worldwide waterbird count. About 15,000 voluntary expert observers in more than 100 countries around the world were expected to cisit the field to count birds. The fieldwork that starts this weekend is known as the International Waterbird Census (IWC).

It has been running since 1967 and is coordinated by the NGO Wetlands International. The count is the source of information about the global status of waterbirds and possible changes in populations. A press release from Wetlands International has all the details.

Source: website of the Ramsar Convention

Updated on 1/16/2007 3:41:49 PM.