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Combining the forces of science and conservation to turn around the fortunes of shorebirds

Leyrer, Jutta, van den Hout, Piet and Piersma, Theunis 2009, Combining the forces of science and conservation to turn around the fortunes of shorebirds, Wader study group bulletin, vol. 116, no. 3, pp. 231-233.

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Title Combining the forces of science and conservation to turn around the fortunes of shorebirds
Author(s) Leyrer, Jutta
van den Hout, Piet
Piersma, Theunis
Journal name Wader study group bulletin
Volume number 116
Issue number 3
Start page 231
End page 233
Total pages 3
Publisher International Wader Study Group
Place of publication Norfolk, England
Publication date 2009
ISSN 0260-3799
Summary At the start of the 21st century the majority of migratory wader (shorebird) populations are faced with serious threats. This commonly results from the continuous destruction of wetlands, their key habitat. Healthy wetlands are highly biodiverse and extremely vulnerable, and as functioning ecosystems particularly important for us humans for a sustained livelihood (artisanal fisheries, small-scale farming) and our well-being (effective water filtering and cleaning systems). In many parts of the world, wetlands have been seen as wastelands, or even as a source of threat (malaria). Many freshwater wetlands have been drained for agricultural use and mudflats have been reclaimed for settlement and urbanization. Wetlands are continuously squeezed by economic development and increasingly used for recreational activities, and their resources are, in general, notoriously overexploited.
Notes Presented at the International Wader Study Group Annual Conference, Den Burg, Texel, the Netherlands, 18–21 September 2009
Language eng
Field of Research 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity
Socio Economic Objective 970104 Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2009, Victorian Wader Study Group
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30039239

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Collection: School of Life and Environmental Sciences
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