Ramsar Wetland Disease Manual

Guidelines for Assessment, Monitoring and Management of Animal Disease in Wetlands (Ramsar Technical Report No. 7)

This Manual is aimed primarily at wetland managers, as well as wetland policy makers, recognising the key role that wetland managers play in prevention of disease problems.

It provides practical guidance to managing animal diseases for healthy wetlands, including:

  • an overview including how best to use the Manual
  • an introduction to the problems of diseases in wetlands
  • principles of disease management
  • specific and generic practices for preventing and controlling diseases in wetlands
  • user-friendly factsheets of a wide range of priority animal diseases of wetlands
    (which will be added to over time)
  • case studies illustrating wetland disease management in action
  • further contacts and resources
  • a glossary
  • the key messages from the Manual
  • and more

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