International Waterbird Census published
(posted to the Ramsar Forum, 6 October 1999)
The latest IWC results from the Western Palearctic and Southwest Asia have just been published, including twenty-year population trends
The International Waterbird Census (IWC) has taken place in January in the Western Palearctic and Southwest Asia in every year since 1967. The latest IWC results from the region have just been published, presenting detailed summaries of counts made by over 11,000 observers in 47 countries in January 1995 and January 1996. Midwinter numbers and distribution are summarised for 174 species of waterbird of which 23 million were counted in the region in 1995 and 19 million in 1996. In addition, detailed estimates of population trends between 1974 and 1996 of 24 species of Anatidae and Common Coot in five areas of the Western Palearctic are presented.
Delany, S., Reyes, C. Hubert, E. Pihl, S., Rees, E. , Haanstra, L., and van Strien, A. 1999. Results from the International Waterbird Census in the Western Palearctic and Southwest Asia 1995 and 1996. Wetlands International Publication No. 54, Wageningen, The Netherlands
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