Launched in November 2006, the Partnership is an informal and voluntary initiative, aimed at protecting migratory waterbirds, their habitat and the livelihoods of people dependent upon them.
There are currently 25 partners including 13 countries, 3 intergovernmental agencies and 9 international non-government organisations.
The Partnership provides a framework for international cooperation, including:
- development of a Flyway Site Network (for sites of international importance to migratory waterbirds)
- collaborative activities to increase knowledge and raise awareness of migratory waterbirds along the flyway
- building capacity for the sustainable management and conservation of migratory waterbird habitat along the flyway.