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The UNEP/GEF Siberian Crane Wetland Project was completed in early 2010.

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SCWP Final Report

Final Report Annexes
Includes full list of SCWP outputs

View the SCWP Completion Workshop Proceedings
October 14-15 2009
Harbin, China

Visit our Documents page to download additional project summaries and documents.

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Technical Brief: Practical Advice for Reducing Avian Influenza Risks at Wetlands of Importance to Waterbirds

UNEP/DGEF paper, The Experience of UNEP GEF and Partners in Flyway Conservation, highlights activities of the SCWP and African-Eurasian Flyways Project (WOW).

Visit our Documents page to download full-text PDFs of these documents.

The SCWP final report, Safe Flyways for the Siberian Crane, was launched at the UNEP General Council Meeting on February 24, 2010. For more details and to download the full report, see our update under the Latest News section.

Conserving Wetlands and Migratory Waterbirds in Asia.

Led by the International Crane Foundation with funding from the Global Environmental Facility (GEF), the Siberian Crane Wetland Project* (SCWP) is a six-year effort to sustain the ecological integrity of a network of globally important wetlands in Asia that are of critical importance for migratory waterbirds and other wetland biodiversity, using the globally threatened Siberian Crane (Grus leucogeranus) as a flagship species for this effort.

This charismatic bird is the international ambassador that links the 16 project sites strung across Russian Siberia, China, Kazakhstan and Iran, and is a flagship species for the multitude of migratory waterbirds and other wildlife supported by these wetlands. The project will ensure the legal protection of these wetlands, and raise the capacity of the responsible agencies to manage them effectively in cooperation with local communities and other stakeholders. In addition, the project will support the work at the sites through national and flyway level activities such as strengthening legislation and policies, and improved coordination of international activities.The SCWP is being implemented through the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), as Implementing Agency of the GEF, in cooperation with the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) and the governments of the People’s Republic of China, Islamic Republic of Iran, Republic of Kazakhstan, and Russian Federation.

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• International meeting launches SCWP final report Read full story

• Technical brief available on reducing Avian Influenza risks Learn more

• Bujagh National Park designated Ramsar Site, Iran Read more

• SCWP Unites Nations in Conserving Wetlands along Siberian Crane Flyways - Project Completion Workshop held in Harbin, China More details

• Seminar on International Projects Organized by Department of Environment, Iran Learn more

• Naurzum and Zharsor-Urkash Lake Systems Designated Ramsar Sites, Kazakhstan Read more

• SCWP receives extension for key project activities through 2009 Read full story

• Local NGOs discuss water resource conservation and climate change in Kazakhstan Learn more

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