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Much of the material listed on these archived web pages has been superseded, or served a particular purpose at a particular time.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.
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Note: This publication has been superseded by Asia-Pacific Migratory Waterbird Conservation Strategy: 2001-2005
To harmonize domestic, national and state policies and legislation and develop mechanisms for the effective implementation of inter-nationally compatible policies for the long-term conservation of migratory waterbirds and their habitats in the Asia-Pacific region.
In most nations, there exists a variety of policies and legislation that relate to the conservation of waterbirds and their habitats. Since these policies and legislation emphasise national needs, most have overlooked the international perspective necessary for the conservation of migratory waterbirds and their habitats. Consequently, several globally-threatened migrants may be hunted in some countries, as they are not afforded adequate protection status and the habitats they utilize are being converted to other uses.
Review and develop guidelines for policies and legislation for the conservation management of migratory waterbirds and habitats.
Note: The criteria and guidelines should include the following elements and should emphasize the importance of popular participation in policy making and implementation.
Disseminate guidelines for policies and legislation for conservation management of migratory waterbirds and habitats to countries and territories in the region.
Promote the implementation of necessary changes to policies and legislation for the conservation management of migratory waterbirds and habitats by nations and territories.
Recognize and promote recommendations arising from existing habitat and waterbird conservation conventions and agreements.