Welcome address to the participants
Every six years on average, the Wetlands International and IUCN SSC Woodcock and Snipe Specialist Group (WSSG) organise a Workshop to provide information on Woodcock and Snipe research.
For the first time the WSSG Workshop will be held in Russia.
This large country is the main breeding area for many migratory species that migrate and winter in the Southern part of Europe. The relations between the WSSG and Russia are very strong. Since the last 15 years, several research agreements have been signed by Group members with the University of Saint Petersburg, the State Informatio