2010年2月24日 巴厘-白鹤，学名Grus leucogeranus，属于严重濒危物种。由于中国、伊朗、哈萨克斯坦和俄罗斯四国（处于白鹤的迁徙路线）的通力合作，白鹤迎来了更加光明的前景。
这一独特的 10 年期项目保护着白鹤在欧亚大陆东西两侧的两条主要迁徙路线。今日（星期三）在印度尼西亚巴厘举行的环境署理事会/全球部长级环境论坛第十一届特别会上发布的出版物《白鹤的安全迁徙路线》一书中讲述了这个故事。
全球环境基金首席执行官莫尼克.巴布特表示："在过去 100 年中，全世界约60% 的湿地-和欧洲多达90%的湿地-已被破坏，主要原因是农用灌溉，其他原因包括污染、水坝修筑、运河开挖、地下水抽取、城市发展和泥炭开采等。"
这个计划极大地改善了水禽和社区居民都依赖的湿地网络。全球范围内， 34%的水禽数量处于稳定状态，17%正在增加。在亚洲， 27%的水禽数量趋稳，10%是正在增长。
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Notes to editors:
International Crane Foundation (ICF):
The International Crane Foundation (ICF) is a non-profit organization based in Wisconsin, United States, with programmes in over 20 countries focusing on the conservation of cranes and the wetland and grassland ecosystems on which they depend. Through the charismatic crane, ICF has improved livelihoods and protected resources important to human communities all over the world. ICF has a 36-year history of productive collaboration with the governments and communities in Eurasia and served as the international executing agency for the SCWP.
Quote by James Harris, ICF Vice President: "The Siberian Crane is a magnificent flagship. Of strong cultural significance wherever it has occurred, this critically endangered species has inspired conservation efforts for decades. The International Crane Foundation and the network of crane conservationists along two long flyways of the crane welcomed the opportunities provided by SCWP."
"The book being launched today proudly shares the work and achievements of this four-country effort. Through the cranes, SCWP has addressed resource issues of major significance for biodiversity conservation and human development - for example, our work on water supply for wetlands in China and Kazakhstan, or with community participation in protected area management in Iran. At the regional level, the project developed a new flyway site network for West/Central Asia under CMS, and coordinated an expanding flyway education programme across Eurasia to build support for conservation. "
"Through SCWP, these two flyways have become safer for migrating waterbirds. Yet migratory birds require long-term, international collaboration - SCWP has laid the groundwork for that continued effort - that will happen under auspices of the CMS MoU on the Siberian Crane and other flyway conservation initiatives. Our deep thanks to UNEP, GEF, CMS, the four countries and other partners. "
Contact: Claire Mirande, SCWP Project Director, at email@example.com
Convention on Migratory Species (CMS):
The Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) is an intergovernmental treaty concluded under the United Nations Environment Programme and focusing on the conservation of migratory species and their habitats. CMS's membership includes 113 Parties from Africa, Central and South America, Asia, Europe and Oceania. CMS established a Memorandum of Understanding concerning Conservation Measures for the Siberian Crane, which now has 11 signatory states covering the entire range of the species, as well as ICF and other non-governmental organizations. The CMS MoU provides the main framework for formal international cooperation for the Siberian Crane, and CMS has played an important role in the overall direction of the SCWP.
"The countries through which the Siberian cranes travel on their annual migrations have shown true commitment to protecting the species through the UNEP/GEF project. Progress in China, Iran, Russia and Kazakhstan is particularly noteworthy. The many success stories prove how effective the international community can be at addressing conservation problems."
"Siberian Cranes are exposed to a variety of man-made threats. During the International Year of Biodiversity, CMS continues to support this most important UNEP/GEF project to protect this majestic bird and its habitat by reconciling human needs and sustaining the crucial wetlands that provide us with health and the vital services we depend on."
Contact: Douglas Hykle at firstname.lastname@example.org or Marco Barbieri at email@example.com
All-Russian Research Institute for Nature Protection (ARRINP):
The All-Russian Research Institute for Nature Protection (ARRINP) of the Russian Federation Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology was assigned National Executing Agency at the start of the SCWP. This role was eventually assumed by an independent management team. ARRINP as a research branch provides technical advice to the Ministry on matters of nature conservation including habitats and species.
Contact: Alexander Sorokin at firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.rinpro.ru
Department of Environment (DOE):
The Department of Environment (DOE), the SCWP National Executing Agency in Iran, is a government agency focusing on the sustainable use of natural resources and the protection of Iran's environment and biodiversity. DOE manages the national protected areas system and is responsible for species conservation, including international cooperation. The Division of Wildlife and Aquatic Affaires of DOE's Department of Biodiversity and Natural Resources coordinated the SCWP in Iran.
Sadegh Sadeghi-Zadegan, SCWP National Project Manager for Iran
"In Iran, this project achieved pioneering efforts in demonstrating collaboration with local communities in the management of wetlands of importance for waterbirds and human welfare in a scientific manner. It can also be mentioned that another achievement was to restore the hydrology and ecological aspects and improve the management system of the selected sites using high-quality consultancies and ensuring the greatest possibility of restoring wetlands with minimal or no adverse affects to on-site resources or to off-site properties. In addition improved wetland functioning, and improved habitat for native species populations is another achievement. New alliances for conservation have been created through stakeholder participation and support for the development of local community-based organizations. The project also assisted Iran in achieving practical conservation measures under the CMS MoU on the Conservation of the Siberian Crane. We look forward to continuing our cooperative efforts through the Seventh Meeting of the CMS MoU in Tehran in March 2010.
Contact: Mr. Mohammad-Bagher Sadoogh, SCWP National Project Director, at Tel:+98 21 88269913
Forestry and Hunting Committee (FHC):
The Forestry and Hunting Committee (FHC) of the Kazakhstan Ministry of Agriculture served as the National Executing Agency for the SCWP in Kazakhstan. FHC is responsible for the management of the national protected areas system and species conservation, including international cooperation.
Contact: Bakhytbek Duisekeyev, SCWP National Project Director, at email@example.com
Institute for Biological Problems of the Cryolithozone (IBPC):
The Institute for Biological Problems of the Cryolithozone (IBPC) of the Russian Academy of Sciences Siberian Branch coordinated SCWP activities in Yakutia, Russia. IBPC has been conducting research on the Siberian Crane for more than 30 years, and is a leading authority on environmental research in the tundra and boreal permafrost zones.
Contact: Nikolai Germogenov, SCWP Yakutia Project Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org
State Forestry Administration (SFA):
The State Forestry Administration (SFA) was the SCWP National Executing Agency in China. SFA's Department of Wildlife Protection and Nature Reserve Management has responsibility for managing a large network of nature reserves and species conservation, including international cooperation within the developing framework of the East Asian - Australasian Flyway Partnership.
Contact: Wang Wei, SCWP National Project Director, at email@example.com
East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP):
The East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP) focuses on migratory waterbird protection along the East Asian-Australasian Flyway. The EAAFP's activities include development of a Waterbird Site Network, collaborative activities to increase knowledge and raise awareness of migratory waterbirds, and building capacity for the sustainable management and conservation of migratory waterbird habitat.
Contact: Roger Jaensch, Chief Executive, East Asian - Australasian Flyway Partnership at firstname.lastname@example.org