A new study by Wetlands International identifies the degradation of wetlands as an important cause of declining water bird numbers along the African Eurasian fly-ways. The report titled “Conservation Status of Migratory Waterbirds in theAfrican-Eurasian Flyways” was prepared by Wetlands International for the African-Eurasian Migratory
Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) and presented in Fourth Meeting of the Parties to AEWA (MOP4) in Antananarivo, Madagascar this week (15-19 September 2008).
The study reveals that 41 % of the known trends for 522 migratory waterbird populations on the routes across Africa and Eurasia show decreasing trends. The situation is even worse for waterbirds using Western and Central Asian Flyways, where 55 % of populations with known trends are currently declining.
Read the press release on the website of AEWA
Updated on 9/22/2008 11:33:09 AM.