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Rice and Waterbirds Working Group

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Purpose: To promote conservation of aquatic birds using habitats associated with rice cultivation, by addressing needs associated with research, identification and promotion of best management practices, and outreach.


1) To develop capacity to conserve aquatic birds using rice habitats by engaging in productive dialogue with the rice industry and other stakeholders;
2) To understand the relationship between birds and rice cultivation including dimensions that are ecological, agronomic, economic and social;
3) To develop management and policy recommendations to optimize the bird/rice relationship; and
4) To communicate and promote conservation and related marketing strategies to and with all stakeholders.


- Rice, Water, Birds Website
- Compilation and Sharing of Publications and Project News
- Coordination of Symposia and Workshops

Download summary of 2007 Activities.

Steering Committee

This small group oversees the direction and activities of the Rice and Waterbirds Working Group. It welcomes input on additional activities that the Working Group might undertake.

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Steering Committee Meeting Notes:
March 6, 2008
January 3, 2008
December 6, 2007
October 11, 2007
July 26, 2007
March 29, 2007
January 25, 2007
October 4, 2006 (Open Meeting at the NAOC)
August 16, 2006
June 20, 2006
May 10, 2006
March 29, 2006

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Contact Chris Elphick.

Last Updated on May 11, 2008 . Please forward any comments/suggestions to Jennifer Wheeler.

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