Declining waterbirds linked to degradation of wetlands along the African Eurasian Flyways

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.