Projects of Wetlands International Japan

Three Approaches:

  1. Research and Surveys: Conduct researches and surveys to conserve wetlands and their biodiversity.
  2. Awareness Raising: Raise awareness on Ramsar Convention and on the importance of wetlands and their ecosystems.
  3. Supporting and Networking: Support domestic/ international organizations committed to wetlands conservation and use “National Ramsar Committee” network to inform the members of international Ramsar/ Wetlands trends.

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Waterbird Population Estimates Database

The Waterbird Population Estimates (WPE) online database provides current and historic estimates, trends and 1% thresholds for over 800 waterbird species and 2300 biogeographic populations worldwide. This project has been developed by Wetlands International with the support of Environment Canada and the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. Visit the Waterbird Population Estimates Database

Project Description:

The online database makes it easy to obtain information on the status of waterbird species, providing a comprehensive basis for management and decision making. All previous editions of the WPE series are included, and the latest Conservation Status Reports for the African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement.

Visit the Waterbird Population Estimates Database


Access the Waterbird (Waterfowl) Population Estimates series:

Download: Fifth Edition Summary in English (2012) and French (2013)

Download: Waterbird Population Estimates, Fourth Edition (2007)

Download: Waterbird Population Estimates - Third Edition (2002)

Information about Waterfowl Population Estimates - Second Edition (1997)

Information about Waterfowl Population Estimates (1994)

Project Partners:

The successful assimilation of the enormous body of information used in this series requires the cooperation of our Waterbird Specialist Groups and other key contacts throughout the world. We would like to thank all contributors very much and to stress how much of a privilege it is to work, and to be associated, with such a group of experts.

We have received support from the following organisations for various editions of the Waterbird Population Estimates:
Aarhus University, Department of Bioscience, Denmark, African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement (AEWA), Alterra Green World Research, The Netherlands, Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, United Kingdom, Department for Fisheries & Game, Ministry of Agriculture & Forestry, Finland, Environment Canada, Environmental protection Agency, Sweden, Federal Office for the Environment, Switzerland, Forest & Nature Agency, Ministry of the Environment, Denmark, Lynx Edicions, Spain, Migratory Birds of the Western palearctic (OMPO), France, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation, The Netherlands, Nature & Forest Division, Ministry of Wallonia, Belgium, Office National de la Chasse et de la Faune Sauvage (ONCFS), France, Ramsar Secretariat, The Heritage Service, Ireland, The Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC), United Kingdom and The Wetland Trust, United Kingdom.

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