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The FAO places great emphasis on improving our understanding of wild birds and there role in ecology of Avian Influenza, but as important, is the need to make this information easily accessible in a timely manner. Knowing that there are different information needs and a wide range of information users, requires providing specific information to different audiences ranging from the general public, to governments, wildlife researchers and other partners.

Reaching out to the general public and media in an easy to understand language has required producing specific information resources, through the FAO website and that of the Scientific Task Force on AI.

As additional documents become available, we will update our website to reflect current information that has value to multiple user groups.

For further information on the EMPRES Wildlife Unit access our brochure (PDF - English)

Manuals

FAO Animal Production and Health Manual No. 5
Wild birds and avian influenza: an introduction to applied field research and disease sampling techniques

FAO Animal Production and Health Manual No. 4
Wild bird highly pathogenic avian influenza surveillance: sample collection from healthy, sick and dead birds

Conference resolutions

UNEP/CMS Res. 9.8 - "Responding to the challenge of emerging and re-emerging diseases in migratory species, including highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1" - adopted by the Conference of the Parties at its 9th meeting
1-5 December 2008, Rome, Italy
[PDF]

AEWA Res. 4.15: - "'Responding to the spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1" adopted by the 4th Session of the meeting of the parties
15 – 19 September 2008, Antananarivo, Madagascar
[PDF]

Ramsar Res. X.21: "Guidance on responding to the continued spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1" - adopted by the 10th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar, Iran, 1971)
28 Ocotber - 4 November 2008, Changwon, Republic of Korea
[PDF]

Recommendation on Avian Influenza adopted by the 53rd CIC General Assembly
1-5 May 2006, Limassol, Cyprus
[PDF]

CBD Decision VIII/32: “Potential impact of avian influenza on biodiversity”
adopted by the 8th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention
on Biological Diversity (COP 8)
20-31 March 2006, Curitiba, Brazil
[Website]

Ramsar Res. IX.23: “Highly pathogenic avian influenza and its consequences for wetland and waterbird conservation and wise use”- adopted by the 9th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Wetlands
8-15 November 2005, Kampala, Uganda
[Website]

UNEP/CMS Res. 8.27: “Migratory species and highly pathogenic avian influenza” - adopted by the 8thMeeting of the Conference of the Parties to CMS (COP8)
20 - 25 November 2005, Nairobi, Kenya
[PDF]

UNEP/AEWA Res. 3.18: “Avian influenza”
adopted by the 3rd Session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA)
23 – 27 October 2005, Dakar, Senegal
[Website - English and French]


Leaflet and brochures

FAO EMPRES Wildlife unit fact sheet (July 2010)

Task Force Publication: Avian Influenza and Wild Birds Brochure

Wildlife related publications

Ethical Guidelines for Wild Bird Handling and Research
The ornithological council providing scientific information about birds (August 2010)
[PDF - 1 Mb]

HPAI in Europe 2007: Concurrent Outbreaks in Poultry and Wild Birds
[PDF - 312 Kb]

Understanding the potential role of wild birds in the epidemiology of the current HPAI outbreaks in the Republic of Korea
FAO/CMC Mission report (13-21 December 2006)
[PDF - 1 Mb]

Investigation of the role of wild birds in Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Outbreaks in Turkey between January and February 2008
[PDF - 678 kB]

Published Proceedings from the Journal of Wildlife diseases
[Website]

New research suggests wild birds may play a role in the spread of bird flu
[Web press release from USGS]


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