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Publications archive - Biodiversity


Key departmental publications, e.g. annual reports, budget papers and program guidelines are available in our online archive.

Much of the material listed on these archived web pages has been superseded, or served a particular purpose at a particular time. It may contain references to activities or policies that have no current application. Many archived documents may link to web pages that have moved or no longer exist, or may refer to other documents that are no longer available.

Asia-Pacific Migratory Waterbird Conservation Strategy: 1996-2000

Wetlands International - Asia Pacific
International Waterfowl and Wetlands Research Bureau - Japan Committee (IWRB-J), 1996
ISBN 983 9663 18 6

Note: This publication has been superseded by Asia-Pacific Migratory Waterbird Conservation Strategy: 2001-2005

Objective D - Promotion of sustainable management of migratory waterbirds

In order to ensure their long-term conservation, to encourage sustainable management of migratory waterbirds where existing traditional practices in the region involve their utilization.

Action D.1

Review hunting legislation, hunting practices and methods with a view to imposing restrictions on the use of particularly harmful practices and techniques.

Action D.2

Prepare biological guidelines for the sustainable management of migratory waterbirds to assist governments to refine their hunting legislation and manage exploitation within their territories.

Action D.3

Encourage governments to restrict hunting of threatened or vulnerable species.

Action D.4

Encourage hunters at national and local levels to form cooperatives or clubs to manage their activities on a sustainable basis.

Action D.5

Evaluate the socio-economic importance of hunting of migratory waterbirds by collating available information and undertaking surveys where necessary.