Amur-Heilong Basin Task Force

Map of the Amur River Basin ©K. Musser

This vast river basin comprising parts of Mongolia, Russia and China is the only breeding area for many cranes and other threatened waterbirds. Management of water resources and river channels is becoming more complex. In the Daurian steppes, prolonged drought and climate change have prevented breeding. Existing trans-border initiatives such as the Dauria International Protected Area (DIPA) need substantial support to CEPA, training of personnel and monitoring. Thus during EAAFP MoP 5 in 2010, the Partners agreed to establish a Task Force for the Amur – Heilong Basin with lead by ICF, and to develop a work plan by which EAAFP can enhance conservation outcomes in the Basin through international cooperation, including integration with and support to appropriate existing initiatives.

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