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Global and regional governmental policy and treaties as tools towards the mitigation of the effect of climate change on waterbirds

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Climate change will affect the breeding, staging and wintering areas of waterbirds. This may create a problem for the legal protection of important waterbird sites under the present international conventions. We analyse present obligations within a number of international conventions and conservation strategies, and formulate ways to mitigate for the effects of climate change by establishing site conservation within a framework of ecological networks and the overall flyway of species of waterbirds.

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Wetlands International, PO Box 471, 6700 AL Wageningen, The Netherlands

Publication date: September 1, 2004

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