United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
Manages a series of refuges along the flyway and carries out the United States Government's responsibilities for migratory bird and endangered species conservation. This organization is crucial to the preservation and conservation of shorebird populations and their habitats.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
NOAA has been active in WASA through its Estuary Reserve System, and has provided funding for the development of this website.
National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS)
A state-federal partnership, NERRS is a nationwide network of state-owned and managed coastal protected areas designated and supported by the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). These protected estuarine areas serve as both stopover points and seasonal habitats for many species of shorebirds.
Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve
The Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve was designated by the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in 1993 as the 22nd Reserve in the National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS). The goals and objectives of the DNERR program focus on resource protection and conservation, estuarine research, and environmental education.
North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
The North Inlet-Winyah Bay NERR was established in 1992 and encompasses approximately 11,500 acres of tidal wetlands, oyster reefs, former rice fields, and waterways near Georgetown, South Carolina. It is operated by the Belle W. Baruch Institute for Marine Biology and Coastal Research of the University of South Carolina which is world-renowned for its long-term studies on estuaries.
New Jersey Audubon Society
A not-for-profit conservation organization whose three-fold mission of conservation, education, and research is funded and supported by its membership. The Society implements its mission through a professional staff at eight centers around the state.
Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences
Coordinates the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network (WHSRN), the International Shorebird Survey (ISS), the U.S. Shorebird Conservation Plan and the Birder's Exchange program. Provides technical training in shorebird ecology and habitat management to wildlife biologists and land managers. Public efforts are key to Manomet’s conservation efforts.
North American Wetlands Conservation Council (Canada)
Established in 1990, NAWCC (Canada) is the senior Canadian body that advises the federal Minister of the Environment on all aspects of the development, coordination, and implementation of wetland conservation initiatives of national or international scope.
Royal Ontario Museum
The ROM Foundation, dedicated to methods of conservation and to world-wide expeditions, has helped to fund the work of the International research team.
Fundación Inalafquen
Works to protect shorebirds and their habitats. Understanding that migration is an international event, the researchers and scientists of FI have extended their studies to include areas in both South and North America.

Contact information: Roca 135
(8520) San Antonio Oeste - Río Negro - Argentina
Tel: 54 (2934) 421264 /422446
YSI Inc.
This employee-owned company demonstrates its committment to ecological sustainability through its designing, manufacturing and distribution of sensor technology, instruments, and real-time systems for the global biosystems market. YSI donated data logging units to the WASA project. These technological research devices are crucial to the study of the environmental changes that effect shorebird habitats, and thus the birds themselves.

Contact information: Jennifer Dudgeon
1725 Brannum Lane
Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387
Phone:(937) 767-7241
Fax: (937) 767-9320

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