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The Asian Waterbird Census (AWC) is an integral part of International Waterbird Census. The international census is conducted in 143 countries.
The AWC is jointly held by Wetlands International and Bombay Natural History Society. AWC is held in the month of January every year. During the census, the volunteers visit the wetlands and count the waterbirds. The major regions covered under AWC are Southeast Asia, Australasia, East Asian – Australasian Flyway, region between Afghanistan and Japan. It was started in 1987. In 2021, the AWC reported that the overall waterbird population dipped by four times as compared to 2020.
The Asian Waterbird Census in now being conducted in parts of Delhi.
Sanjay Lake, Delhi
Hastinapur Wildlife Sanctuary
It falls in Central Asian Flyway. The census reported decrease in number of bar headed geese, common teal and gadwal. Species diversity has increased. However, total number of bords spotted has decreased. The lake is degrading due to human interference.
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