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Animal Demography Unit - Coordinated Waterbird Counts (CWAC)
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Animal Demography Unit - Coordinated Waterbird Counts (CWAC)

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Description
The Coordinated Waterbird Counts (CWAC) project was launched in 1992. The objective of CWAC is to monitor South Africa's waterbird populations and the conditions of the wetlands which are important for waterbirds. CWAC currently monitors over 400 wetlands around the country on a regular basis, and furthermore curates waterbird data for close to 600 wetlands. more

The Coordinated Waterbird Counts (CWAC) project was launched in 1992. The objective of CWAC is to monitor South Africa's waterbird populations and the conditions of the wetlands which are important for waterbirds. This is being done by means of a programme of regular mid-summer and mid-winter censuses at a large number of South African wetlands. Regular six-monthly counts are conducted; however, we do encourage counters to survey their wetlands on a more regular basis as this provides better data. CWAC currently monitors over 400 wetlands around the country on a regular basis, and furthermore curates waterbird data for close to 600 wetlands. It currently contains 15827 records.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Birds
Keywords:
Marine, Fresh water, Brackish water, Terrestrial, South Africa, Aves

Geographical coverage
South Africa [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
15 July 1983 - 30 September 2006

Taxonomic coverage
Aves [WoRMS]

Contributor
University of Cape Town, more

Related datasets
Published in:
AfrOBIS: African Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more

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Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2012-12-10
Information last updated: 2012-12-10
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