Two projects were funded for a total of EUR 43,367 under the 2011 cycle of the AEWA Small Grants Fund. Both projects are currently being implemented.
The first project, carried out by the Wildlife Division of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism in Tanzania, supports the conservation of the Lesser Flamingo (Phoeniconaias minor) in the Lake Natron Basin Ramsar Site in Tanzania. It promotes the implementation of the CMS/AEWA International Single Species Action Plan for the species, as well as the recommendations of the joint Ramsar/CMS/AEWA Ramsar Advisory Mission to the site in February 2008.
The second project, is being realized by the Centre for African Wetlands (CAW), hosted by the University of Ghana. The project aims to establish waterbird population trends for key coastal sites in Ghana through the analysis of over 20 years of waterbird count data, as well as to determine changes in habitat conditions through analysing demographic data for the Sanderling (Calidris alba).
Further information on the outcome of the assessment process for the 2011 cycle of the AEWA SGF please click here.
Further information on the AEWA SGF can be found here.