AEWA 20th Anniversary Statement – Øystein Størkersen

In the geographic region of AEWA I believe that most humans, if not all, have an interest in birds and the remarkable lives and migrations they lead. Birdsongs are part of every human childhood memory. Sadly the famous book ‘Silent Spring’ is today as relevant as ever and we therefore need to increase our efforts to look at how we in our daily activities can be sustainable and how we can restore habitats. Otherwise, we face the possibility that generations will grow up without the intimate relationship to the most famous species group in the world, because their populations are much depleted.

29 January 2015

AEWA MOP6 Cycle - Online National Reporting System Open

The UNEP AEWA Secretariat is pleased to announce that it has launched the national reporting cycle for the 6th Meeting of the Parties (Bonn, Germany – 9-14 November 2015) with a technically enhanced version of the system first used for MOP5.

26 January 2015

20th Anniversary of AEWA - Message from Jacques Trouvilliez

Dear colleagues and friends of migratory waterbirds across the African-Eurasian region and beyond,

It is my sincere pleasure to announce the start of the 20th anniversary year of AEWA – the African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement. For the past two decades, AEWA has provided the framework for international cooperation on the conservation and management of migratory waterbird populations in the region - also serving as an example for flyway cooperation around the globe.

21 January 2015

20 Years of Flyway Conservation in Action

Bonn, 16 January 2015 – This year marks the 20th anniversary of the successful conclusion of the negotiation of the African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) in The Hag

16 January 2015

CMS Family Statement at IPBES Meeting

The third session of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) opened today in the World Conference Center (WCCB) in Bonn, Germany. The agenda for the week-long deliberations includes consideration of the implementation of the 2014-2018 work programme; the Platform’s initial programme of work, financial and budgetary arrangements, and operational rules and procedures.

13 January 2015

News Round-up: TSU Events and Activities

The following is a collection of guest contributions from the Technical Support Unit (TSU) to the AEWA African Initiative.

19 December 2014

Successful Completion of AEWA SGF Project in Ghana

The Center for African Wetlands (CAW) in Ghana has recently finalized its project co-funded by AEWA entitled “Priority setting and conservation of migratory waterbird species at key coastal sites in Ghana”. The project aimed at gaining a better understanding of trends in populations of waterbird species, reviewing the importance of Ghana’s coastal wetlands for waterbirds as well as advocating enhanced management of designated Ramsar sites and protection of other key sites for waterbirds. Financial support was provided by the AEWA Small Grants Fund (SGF).

18 December 2014

H5N8 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in Poultry and Wild Birds

The attached statement, from the UN CMS/FAO Co-Convened Scientific Task Force on Avian Influenza and Wild Birds is released in response to the recent H5N8 HPAI developments (November 2014) to inform stakeholders in governments, poultry sector, disease control, wildlife management, site management and conservation sectors about the potential interaction between wild birds and H5N8 HPAI virus and appropriate ways of taking action.

03 December 2014

Arctic Biodiversity Congress in Trondheim

Bonn / Trondheim, 2 December 2014 - The Arctic Council’s working group on the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) organized the Arctic Biodiversity Congress, which took place in Trondheim, Norway, from 2-4 December, in conjunction with the Norwegian Environment Agency

02 December 2014

Boost for Waterbird Conservation Project in Senegal from AEWA Small Grants Fund

Bonn, 30 October 2014 – A waterbird conservation project in Senegal, co-funded in the framework of the AEWA Small Grants Fund (2012 cycle), has just been successfully completed.

30 October 2014