About Us

The IUCN SSC Threatened Waterfowl Specialist Group (TWSG) identifies which Anseriformes taxa are globally threatened, monitors their status, produces international action plans and exchanges information on conservation projects on globally threatened Anseriformes and encourages contacts between everyone working with or enthusiastic about these ducks, geese, swans and screamers.

To date, the TWSG has helped bring about major advances in the conservation of many threatened waterfowl, such as the Hawaiian Goose, Red-breasted Goose, White-headed Duck, White-winged Duck, Madagascar Pochard and Scaly-sided Merganser.

Group Co-ordination

Dr H. Glyn Young

Chair

Dr H. Glyn Young

Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, Les Augrès Manor, Trinity, Jersey JE3 5BP, Channel Islands. T: +44 1534 860032. E: Glyn.Young@durrell.org

Pr. S. Imad Cherkaoui

Regional Co-ordinator for Africa

Pr. S. Imad Cherkaoui

Sultan Moulay Slimane University, Ecole Suprieure de Technologie de Khénifra, BP 170 Khénifra 54000 Morocco. T: +212 662383331/E: imad.cherkaoui@gmail.com

Dr Baz Hughes

Co-chair

Dr Baz Hughes

T: (0) 7717 431680. E: bazhughes111@outlook.com

Dr Bruce Dugger

Regional Co-ordinator for North America

Dr Bruce Dugger

Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, 97333, USA. T: 1-541-737-2465. E: bruce.dugger@oregonstate.edu

Dr Diana Solovyeva

Regional Co-ordinator for North East Asia

Dr Diana Solovyeva

Institute of Biological Problems of the North FEB RAS, 685000 Magadan, Portovaya Str., 18. T: +7 4132 643304. E: diana_solovyova@mail.ru

Dr Nicky Petkov

Regional Co-ordinator for Europe

Dr Nicky Petkov

BSPB/BirdLife Bulgaria, PO Box 50, BG-1111 Sofia, Bulgaria. T: +359879 822315. E: nicky.petkov@bspb.org

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All photos kindly donated by Gary Kramer