It is still early days for Waterfowlers’ Network, yet we already have a long list of tasks waiting for us.
Our top priority is to encourage and facilitate the contribution of Northwest European hunters to cross-border management and sustainable use of huntable waterbirds. This work will include various efforts such as collection of harvest bag data, promotion of wing surveys and contributions towards new management plans for species such as Common Eider, Common Pochard and Eurasian Wigeon.
Initially, we will focus on species in trouble. Many waterbird species are facing serious habitat loss, lack of breeding success or increased predation pressure along the flyway, and we hope to contribute towards a reversal of this trend.
Our vision is to ensure sustainable waterfowling opportunities for future generations.