Waterbird Flyways and History of International Cooperation for Waterbird Conservation

  • Nick C. Davidson
  • David A. Stroud
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Many waterbirds are migratory along flyways which connect their breeding, staging and non-breeding areas, and for conservation purposes can be considered under single-species migration systems, multispecies flyways and global regions for waterbird conservation management. There are different types of flyway-scale initiatives: facilitative, formal or legally binding; bilateral or multilateral. A wide range of outcomes are sought through international flyway cooperation, but there are continuing major challenges to achieving successful migratory waterbird conservation.


Waterbirds Flyway International cooperation Migration system Ramsar convention Convention on migratory species African-Eurasian migratory waterbird agreement 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Land, Water and SocietyCharles Sturt UniversityAlburyAustralia
  2. 2.Nick Davidson EnvironmentalWigmoreUK
  3. 3.Joint Nature Conservation CommitteePeterboroughUK

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