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The London Waterfowl Project - Looking to the Future
Author: Dr Debra Bourne, Project Manager, London Waterfowl Project, Wildlife Information Network
As this conference draws to a close I would like to take a short time to summarise the achievements of the London Waterfowl Project, the challenges faced and the work which still remains to be done.
The London Waterfowl Project was set up to assist in the management of waterfowl and their habitats in Greater London by developing a communication and information network, making it easier for managers to access the information they need, both published and by talking to one another.
During the past two years we have contacted managers responsible for waterfowl and their habitats in London and talked to them, individually and at our Planning Workshop last year, about their needs and wants. With the help of our steering group, whose expertise we have drawn on gratefully, we have been able to address the majority of the issues that came up at the Workshop.
Information on London's waterfowl and their major diseases is on the Waterfowl Health and Management 'Special Edition' CD-ROM which you have all been given, and more information will be added to the website and will be sent to you all when the next version of the CD-ROM is produced.
A wide range of information on important issues and on a variety of organisations has been brought together for this conference and is available as a permanent record in the proceedings as a ready-reference guide.
There have been four major challenges in developing this project:
The major lessons we have learned are:
Our ongoing work includes:
Looking to the Future:
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