Wetlands for the Americas (WA)

Humedales para las Américas

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1985, under the name Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network (WHSRN) -- Red Hemisférica de Reservas de Aves Playeras, as a collaborative effort of International Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (IAFWA), World Wildlife Fund USA (WWF-USA), (USA) National Audubon Society, and Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (ANSP), based on data collected by ANSP (USA), Manomet Bird Observatory (MBO) - Manomet MA (USA) and Canadian Wildlife Service (CWS). Present name adopted 1992, although the initial WHSRN Program still continues, based at the Canada office. Merged with U-XF0995 - Asian Wetland Bureau (AWB) and H-XC4137 - International Waterfowl and Wetlands Research Bureau (IWRB) to form B-XB0004 - Wetlands International, Oct 1995.


Promote conservation of wetland ecosystems in the Americas and international cooperation in migratory species conservation.


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Council of conservation leaders from North and South America. North American Office in Manomet MA (USA); Neotropical Office in Buenos Aires (Argentina).


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GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on Land



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