Recently, migratory birds populations have fluctuated in a great scale due to habitat loss and degradation, and climate change. To set up proper conservation strategy and to cope with the dramatic decrease of threatened and endangered species, exact information and analysis of current migratory birds population in a yearly basis is crucially important. The workshop aims to promote public participation to monitor the distribution and populations of waterbirds and status of wetlands.
- The workshop covers the region of Asia, from Pakistan eastwards to Japan, Southeast Asia and Australasia. Information from the migratory birds census contributes to the identification and monitoring of wetlands of international and national importance, and revise of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species and Waterbird Population Estimate
- It also assists decision-makers in designating wetlands to the Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar Convention), protecting threatened species and assessing values of wetlands.