Constitution of the Working Group on Waders describes structure, way of functioning and main aims of this non-governmental organization, originally created in 1987 within the All-Union Ornithological Society of the USSR Academy of Sciences
The WGW aims to:
maintain contacts between both amateurs and professionals studying and conserving waders
help organize co-operative studies; and
provide a vehicle for exchange of information on waders, their biology and conservation.
These aims are achieved through:
providing support to gathering of scientific information on various issues related to waders;
organizing conferences once in several years and publishing their proceedings;
publishing annually bulletin “The Information Materials of the WGW”
support of broadening of international contacts between Russian-speaking researchers and conservationists of waders and specialists elsewhere in the world;
concurring in conservation of wader populations for their prosperity.
Functioning of the WGW is assured by the Executive Committee elected at group conferences.