Global and regional governmental policy and treaties as tools towards the mitigation of the effect of climate change on waterbirds
Article first published online: 23 SEP 2004
Volume 146, Issue Supplement s1, pages 111–119, September 2004
How to Cite
Boere, G. C. and Taylor, D. (2004), Global and regional governmental policy and treaties as tools towards the mitigation of the effect of climate change on waterbirds. Ibis, 146: 111–119. doi: 10.1111/j.1474-919X.2004.00335.x
- Issue published online: 23 SEP 2004
- Article first published online: 23 SEP 2004
- Received April 2002; revision accepted October 2003.
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.