AEWA Waterbird Conservation Award

Winners of the AEWA Conservation Award 2015 © IISD

The AEWA Waterbird Conservation Award was established in 2005 by the AEWA Standing Committee in order to recognize and honour individuals, as well as government and non-government organizations and enterprises. Recipients should have made a significant contribution towards long-term conservation and sustainable use of waterbirds in the African-Eurasian region.

The Award is conferred every three years, at each ordinary session of the Meeting of the Parties (MOP) and is presented in two categories, institutional and individual.

Nominations for the AEWA Conservation Award 2018 are now open. The deadline for submission of nominations in the institutional and individual categories is 4 June 2018. The Award will be decided upon by the AEWA Standing Committee at its 13th meeting on 3 – 5 July 2018 and presented to the winners in both categories at the 7th session of the Meeting of Parties to AEWA on 4 – 8 December 2018 in South Africa. In both categories the Award will, however, not be endowed with prize money due to financial limitations.

To submit your nomination(s) please use the Nomination form:

Nomination Form [English] [French]

Criteria and procedures [English] [French]

If you have any questions, regarding the nomination procedure, please contact Ms Catherine Lehmann.

 

 

 

 

The 2015 AEWA Conservation Award Goes to...

The winners of the 2015 AEWA Waterbird Conservation Award are: l’Association Inter-Villageoise du Ndiaël (the inter-village association of the Ndiaël) in the institutional category and Abdoulaye N’Diaye in the individual category. The Association Inter-Villageoise du Ndiaël was established in 2004 and brings together 32 villages surrounding the special wildlife reserve of the Ndiaël. Based in Ross-Béthio, Senegal, it has 800 members and its main aim is to allow local communities to carry out activities that aim to restore the wildlife living in the reserve. With an area of 46,550 hectares, Ndiaël is a Ramsar site and a central hub of the transborder Senegal River Delta biosphere reserve. It has also been identified as a critical site for migratory waterbirds, in the framework of the Critical Sites Network (CSN) Tool.

30 May 2016

AEWA Conservation Award 2012

The winners of the 2012 AEWA Waterbird Conservation Award are…

The late Dr. Brooks Childress in the individual category and the International Wader Study Group in the institutional category are the winners of the 2012 AEWA Waterbird Conservation Award. This award, which recognizes contributions to the conservation, research and monitoring of migratory waterbirds, as well as support to the development of the Agreement, was presented at the opening ceremony of the 5th Session of the Meeting of the Parties to AEWA on 14 May 2012 in La Rochelle, France.

24 April 2015

AEWA Conservation Award 2008

The winners of the 2008 AEWA Waterbird Conservation Award are…

Mr Mark Anderson in the Individual Category and OMPO (Oiseaux Migrateurs du Paléarctique Occidental) in the Institutional Category were the winners of the 2008 AEWA Waterbird Conservation Award. The award, which recognizes contributions to the conservation, research and monitoring of migratory waterbirds, as well as support to the development of the Agreement, was presented at the opening ceremony of the 4th Session of the Meeting of the Parties to AEWA on 15 September 2008 in Antananarivo, Madagascar.

24 April 2015

AEWA Conservation Award 2005

The AEWA Award 2005 goes to…

Mr David A. Stroud in the Individual Category and the Government of the Netherlands, represented by the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (LNV) in the Institutional Category were the winners chosen to receive the AEWA Waterbird Conservation Award 2005, which was presented at the opening ceremony of the 3rd Session of the Meeting of the Parties on 23 October 2005 (Dakar, Senegal). The award is for their outstanding contributions to the development and implementation of the African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement, as decided by the Standing Committee at its meeting on 4-5 July 2005. In addition, Dr Gerard C. Boere was declared Honorary Patron of AEWA for his crucial role in the process of drafting and negotiating the Agreement.

16 April 2014