On the invitation of the Government
of France, the 5th
Session of the Meeting
of the Parties to AEWA (MOP5) took place from
14 - 18 May 2012 in La Rochelle, a seaport and major
on the French Atlantic coast.
The theme for MOP5 was “Migratory
waterbirds and people – sharing wetlands
A total of 27 resolutions were approved
by the Parties at MOP5, which was attended by
more than 200 participants.
MOP5 was preceded by an African
regional preparatory workshop aimed
at revising and validating a draft Plan of
Action (PoA) for the conservation of migratory
waterbirds and their habitats in Africa.