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07-Jan-2016, views: 1014

Please participate in the 30th Asian Waterbird Census (AWC) 2016.

The Asian Waterbird Census (AWC)is part of the global International Waterbird Census (IWC). This citizen-science programme is supporting conservation and management of wetlands and waterbirds worldwide. The information helps to promote the designation and management of internationally important sites such as nationally protected areas, Ramsar Sites, and Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) as well as helps in identifying and protecting new sites of importance for waterbirds.The result of the census and information are also used to promote national waterbird and wetland conservation and international cooperation along the Central Asian Flyway. In India, the AWC is jointly coordinated by the Bombay Natural History Society and Wetlands International

30-Oct-2012, views: 2053

Mr. Naveen Patnaik released the management planning framework for Lake Chilika in a special event held on October 20, 2012 at Bhubaneswar in the presence of Mr. Anada Tiega, Secretary General Ramsar Convention; Mr.BijayshriRoutray (Minister, Environment, Government of Odisha), Mr.R.K.Sharma (Principal Secretary, Forests and Environment, Government of Odisha) and several dignitaries, experts and media.

30-Oct-2012, views: 1556

The participants of a side event on ‘Water, Wetlands and Aichi Targets, organized by Wetlands International – South Asia concluded that the success of achieving Aichi targets 2011-2020 was critically dependant on effective integration of wetlands within water management to achieve biodiversity and ecosystem services outcomes. The session was attended by over 40 national delegates, development banks, representatives of non-governmental organizations and media.

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