Greater Flamingos (Phoenicopterus roseus) © Doron Nissim
Bonn, 11 March 2016 – The 13th Meeting of the AEWA Technical Committee is taking place from 14 to 17 March at the kind invitation of the Government of Israel represented by the Israel Nature and Parks Authority, in collaboration with the Israel Ornithological Center of the Society for the Protection of Nature.
Israel, which joined AEWA in 2002, is located at the crossing point where the West Asia/East Africa and Black Sea/Mediterranean flyways intersect, making it an important Range State for many iconic species covered by AEWA such as cranes, storks, pelicans and waders. The country also has 15 Important Bird Areas as identified by BirdLife International covering 456,700 ha.
This 13th Meeting will be the first time that the scientific and technical advisory body has convened since the 6th Session of the Meeting of the Parties to AEWA, which was held in Bonn last November.
On the agenda will be a review of the Technical Committee’s Work Plan 2016-2018 which was approved at the Meeting of the Parties and the meeting will examine and plan the implementation of the tasks assigned to the eight Working Groups: Field of Application, Species Conservation, Habitat Conservation, Management of Human Activities, Research and Monitoring, Education and Information, Implementation and Strategic, Reporting, Emerging and Other Issues.
As well as taking reports from the Secretariat and regional representatives on the status of implementation of the Agreement, the Committee will also be electing its Chair and Vice-Chair for the period 2016-2018.
All documents related to the meeting can be accessed here.
Last updated on 24 March 2016