Assessment of Breeding Waterbird Populations in Ten Red Sea Islands (AEWA Small Grants Fund 2010)

The Red Sea is Egypt’s richest habitat in terms of biodiversity and is an internationally important route for many migratory waterbird species, especially soaring species. Sites face threats including from tourist activities, pollution and collection of bird eggs and chicks. This project proposes surveying of ten Red Sea islands which are Important Bird Areas (IBAs) and cover a diversity of important habitats for breeding, roosting and feeding of the birds, such as islands, mangroves, rocky and sandy beaches, isles, cliffs, open water, coral reefs, sea grass beds and tidal flats. The project aims to estimate the size of the breeding populations, assess the protection and management status of these populations and to promote awareness on the species and their conservation needs. Expected outputs include the designation of a waterbird survey methodology, the launch of a waterbird count database, the organization of training workshops on waterbirds monitoring techniques and the production of awareness-raising material.

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Implementing AgencyNatural Protected Areas / Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency

Taxonomic groupBirds
Target regionAfrica
Target countryEgypt
Final technical reportNo

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