Status of waterbirds in Asia – Results of the Asian Waterbird Census: 1987- 2007 By Taej Mundkur at the 4 th  Meeting of t...
Asian Waterbird Census No census Arctic Breeding Bird Condition Survey  IWC
International Waterbird Census (IWC) <ul><li>Launched in 1967 </li></ul><ul><li>Longest running coordinated waterbird moni...
Overview of the AWC <ul><li>Initiated in 1987 </li></ul><ul><li>AWC covers 27 countries in South Asia, East Asia, South Ea...
International Level Regional Level National Level Site level Ramsar, CMS, CBD, IBA, TWB, WPE, GAINS, NEWFLUBIRD Regional S...
Sites covered by the Asian Waterbird Census
AWC Highlights 1987- 2007 <ul><li>27 countries </li></ul><ul><li>6705 sites </li></ul><ul><li>1694 sites > 20,000 birds or...
EAAF and AWC: 1987 – 2007 Report Highlights <ul><li>22 countries </li></ul><ul><li>36 EAAF Waterbird Network sites  </li><...
Results of population trend estimated using TRIM  in East Asia Confirmed the pattern of increase for the Globally Threaten...
Results of the AWC in 1997-2007
Population trend estimated using TRIM  for Northern Pintail in East Asia, 1998-2007 Image courtesy Nicky Petkov/wildlifeph...
AWC National Coordinators Meeting Malaysia (Oct. 2003) The international team that coordinates the census
The AWC National Network
Acknowledgements <ul><li>AWC national volunteer networks </li></ul><ul><li>AWC National Coordinators </li></ul><ul><li>Fun...
Status of waterbirds in Asia – Results of the Asian Waterbird Census: 1987- 2007 Available from:  Natural History Book Ser...
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The Status of Waterbirds in Asia

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The Status of Waterbirds in Asia

  1. 1. Status of waterbirds in Asia – Results of the Asian Waterbird Census: 1987- 2007 By Taej Mundkur at the 4 th Meeting of the East Asian – Australasian Flyway Partnership Incheon, Republic of Korea, Feb 2010
  2. 2. Asian Waterbird Census No census Arctic Breeding Bird Condition Survey IWC
  3. 3. International Waterbird Census (IWC) <ul><li>Launched in 1967 </li></ul><ul><li>Longest running coordinated waterbird monitoring programme in the world </li></ul><ul><li>Covers most of the globe with 4 regional programmes; co-operation with North America </li></ul><ul><li>Large volunteer base, 14,000+ people in 100+ countries </li></ul>
  4. 4. Overview of the AWC <ul><li>Initiated in 1987 </li></ul><ul><li>AWC covers 27 countries in South Asia, East Asia, South East Asia, Australasia and eastern Russia. </li></ul><ul><li>Over 6,700 sites from 25 countries have been counted at least once since 1987. </li></ul><ul><li>Undertaken by 1,000s of dedicated participants </li></ul><ul><li>Coordination nationally/sub-nationally by NGOs, government agencies and individuals </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinated by WI </li></ul>
  5. 5. International Level Regional Level National Level Site level Ramsar, CMS, CBD, IBA, TWB, WPE, GAINS, NEWFLUBIRD Regional Strategy, APMWCS, species action plans and site networks National wetland and waterbird conservation action plans and policies Site designations, site management plans and species conservation programmes Existing data users of IWC monitoring information
  6. 6. Sites covered by the Asian Waterbird Census
  7. 7. AWC Highlights 1987- 2007 <ul><li>27 countries </li></ul><ul><li>6705 sites </li></ul><ul><li>1694 sites > 20,000 birds or 1% of a population </li></ul><ul><li>116 Ramsar sites </li></ul><ul><li>502 IBAs </li></ul><ul><li>8 ASEAN Heritage sites </li></ul><ul><li>9 World Heritage Sites </li></ul><ul><li>36 EAAF Waterbird Network sites </li></ul>
  8. 8. EAAF and AWC: 1987 – 2007 Report Highlights <ul><li>22 countries </li></ul><ul><li>36 EAAF Waterbird Network sites </li></ul><ul><li>2469 sites covered </li></ul><ul><li>1694 sites > 20,000 birds or 1% of a population </li></ul><ul><li>73 Ramsar sites </li></ul><ul><li>8 ASEAN Heritage sites </li></ul><ul><li>3 World Heritage Sites </li></ul><ul><li>306 IBAs </li></ul>
  9. 9. Results of population trend estimated using TRIM in East Asia Confirmed the pattern of increase for the Globally Threatened Black-faced Spoonbill Platalea minor <ul><li>Baikal Teal Anas formosa </li></ul><ul><li>Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata </li></ul><ul><li>Eurasian Wigeon Anas penelope </li></ul><ul><li>Gadwall Anas strepera </li></ul><ul><li>Northern Pintail Anas acuta </li></ul><ul><li>Common Teal Anas crecca </li></ul><ul><li>Spot-billed Duck Anas poecilorhyncha </li></ul><ul><li>Mallard Anas platyrhynchos </li></ul>Increase Stable Decline
  10. 10. Results of the AWC in 1997-2007
  11. 11. Population trend estimated using TRIM for Northern Pintail in East Asia, 1998-2007 Image courtesy Nicky Petkov/wildlifephotos.eu
  12. 12. AWC National Coordinators Meeting Malaysia (Oct. 2003) The international team that coordinates the census
  13. 13. The AWC National Network
  14. 14. Acknowledgements <ul><li>AWC national volunteer networks </li></ul><ul><li>AWC National Coordinators </li></ul><ul><li>Funding for this review : Keidanren Nature Conservation Fund </li></ul><ul><li>Funding from a range of agencies and institutions to the AWC programme over the last 20 years including: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Convention on Migratory Species </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Japan Fund for Global Environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Loke Wan Tho Memorial Foundation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ramsar Convention </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Australian and Japanese Governments </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Status of waterbirds in Asia – Results of the Asian Waterbird Census: 1987- 2007 Available from: Natural History Book Service Download from: www.wetlands.org

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