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1) Networking for migratory birds [Read More]

2) Threats to migratory birds [Read More]

3) Biodiversity and migratory birds in crisis [Read More]

4) International flyway conservation projects [Read More]

5) WMBD related information [Read More]

1) Networking for migratory birds

2) Threats to migratory birds

  • AIWEb - Avian Influenza, Wildlife and the Environment Web. AIWEb is the information dissemination centre of the "Scientific Task Force on Avian Influenza and Wild Birds" on the Internet. It provides a public platform for information exchange and communication on current and emerging topics relating to AI.

  • Fatal Light Awareness Program. This program aims to safeguard migratory birds in the urban environment. The website provides information about urban threats to birds and proposes solutions.

3) Biodiversity and migratory birds in crisis

  • Wings Over Wetlands (WOW): The African-Eurasian Flyway Project. This project aimed to safeguard African-Eurasian migratory waterbirds through the conservation of sites that these birds require to complete their annual cycle.

  • Born to travel Campaign. This is the official website of a BirdLife International Campaign, which aims to protect migratory birds along their flyways.

  • State of the world's birds. This website outlines why birds and biodiversity are important, and examines what we know about the changing state of the world's birds.

  • IUCN Red List. This website provides many details about all listed species as well as information about the goals of IUCN Red List, its categories and criteria.

  • Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center. The Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center aims to clarify the causes for declines in migratory bird populations and to protect habitats of migratory birds.

  • WWF Australia - Shorebirds. Website of WWF Australia describing the threats to Shorebirds and conservation projects to their protection.

4) International flyway conservation projects

  • Migrating Soaring Birds in the Middle East and North Africa. BirdLife's Migratory Soaring Birds project will ensure that migratory bird conservation needs are incorporated into the sectors where the main threats to these birds originate – primarily energy, agriculture, waste management, development and tourism.

  • The Siberian Crane Wetland Project (SCWP). The SCWP is a six-year effort to sustain the ecological integrity of a network of globally important wetlands in Asia that are of critical importance for migratory waterbirds and other wetland biodiversity.

  • BirdLife Flyways Work. Here you can find out more about BirdLife's work to help migratory birds around the world.

  • Spotlight on flyways. Spotlight on flyways - Presented as part of the BirdLife State of the world's birds website. It provides links to over thirty case studies on migratory birds & flyways.

5) WMBD related information

Migratory birds in culture

Migratory birds in the Economy

  • Ecosystem Services Provided by Birds. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Whelan, C. J., Wenny, D. G. and Marquis, R. J. (2008), 1134: 25–60. Full article for purchase online.

Migratory birds in Science

General information

  • AEWA. The Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (also known as AEWA or African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement) aims to maintain or restore populations of waterbird species at a favourable conservation status.

  • BirdLife International. BirdLife International is a global Partnership of conservation organisations that strives to conserve birds, their habitats and global biodiversity, working with people towards sustainability in the use of natural resources.

  • Convention on Migratory Species (CMS). The Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (also known as CMS or Bonn Convention) aims to conserve terrestrial, marine and avian migratory species throughout their range.

  • Wetlands International. Wetlands International is the only global NGO dedicated to the conservation and wise use of wetlands. They work globally, regionally and nationally to achieve the conservation and wise use of wetlands, to benefit diversity and human well-being.