Avian Disease Working Group

The Asia-Pacific Working Group on Migratory Waterbirds and Avian Influenza (APWG-MWAI) was established under the auspices of the Asia-Pacific Migratory Waterbird Conservation Committee, the predecessor of the East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership and the Central Asian Flyway (CAF) Action Plan.

At the first meeting of the Partnership in November 2006, this Working Group was officially endorsed as a working group of the EAAF Partnership to address Outcome 11 of the Flyway Partnership Implementation Strategy (knowledge of the potential role of migratory waterbirds in disease transmission, especially Avian Influenza, is enhanced.

The goal of the group is to coordinate, facilitate and promote collation of avian influenza-related waterbird programmes and activities in the East Asian-Australasian and the Central Asian Flyways.

Working Group documentation

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Working Group Co-chairs

Taej Mundkur
Wetlands International
Wetlands International Headquarters, Horapark 9 (2nd floor) 6717 LZ Ede Postbox 471, 6700 AL, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Tel: +31 318 660910 Fax: +31 318 660950
E-mail: [email protected]


Scott Newman
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Tel: +84-04-3850-1833
E-mail: [email protected]

Useful Documents

Useful information and news

The following links give access to websites containing information on avian influenza and wild birds in the East Asian – Australasian Flyway.

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