The Wings Over Wetlands (WOW) Project has been featured in the September 2009 issue of World Birdwatch magazine. The special feature on WOW, written by Nick Langley for World Birdwatch, gives a refreshing overview of the project and highlights many of it's achievements to date.
The article introduces the Critical Sites Network (CSN) Tool and the Flyway Training Programme - two of the main outputs of the project - and highlights the important work underway at some of the WOW Regional Centres and Demonstration Projects. Particular attention was given to the achievements of three of the eleven WOW Demonstration Projects (Lake Burdur in Turkey, Hadejia Nguru wetlands in Nigeria and Biharugra Fishponds in Hungary) and Jonathan Barnard, BirdLife's Senior Programme Manager who was interviewed for this article, is quoted in saying that "WOW has been pivotal in starting BirdLife's Flyways programme" and that "One of [the projects] major successes is the number of organisations, including international conventions, local, national and international NGOs, and governments, which are now cooperating at the flyway level, and which wouldn’t be working together if it hadn’t been for WOW.” The three page feature on WOW has been kindly made available (courtesy of BirdLife International) to the WOW Partnership and can be downloaded as a PDF document below:
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