AEWA News

International Day for Biological Diversity

On behalf of the CMS Family, Bradnee Chambers, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Migratory Species has issued the following statement

21 May 2015

Joining Efforts to Protect Migratory Birds along the East Atlantic Flyway

Linking regional and global aspects of nature conservation, two meetings held back to back in Bonn on 13 May 2015 discussed the protection of migratory birds along the East Atlantic Flyway.

20 May 2015

Next AEWA Standing Committee Meeting to Take Place in Uganda

The 10th Meeting of the AEWA Standing Committee (StC10) is being held from 8-10 July in Kampala at the kind invitation of the Ugandan Government. It will be the first time that the Standing Committee has met in Africa.

20 May 2015

People behind AEWA - Sabine Herzog

A biologist by training, Sabine Herzog is deputy head of section in the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) in Switzerland responsible for the law on hunting and forests which covers the protection of native mammals and birds and their habitats. She took over as the Swiss National Focal Point for AEWA about a year ago; she also deals with the Ramsar Convention and Wetlands International.

18 May 2015

World Migratory Bird Day Concert

Bonn, 11 May 2015 – for the third consecutive year, the Corale Lirica San Rocco operatic choir from Bologna came to Bonn to sing at a benefit concert raising funds for bird conserv

11 May 2015

On the Eve of World Migratory Bird Day

All the preparations over the last weeks and months are coming to fruition with World Migratory Bird Day being celebrated across the globe over the coming weekend.

08 May 2015

Energy Made Safer for Birds

World Migratory Bird Day 2015 Highlights Importance of Striving Towards a Clean Energy Future Which Also Ensures the Survival of Migratory Birds

08 May 2015

World Migratory Bird Day 2015 Celebrations in Africa

The AEWA Contracting Parties in Africa recognized the WMBD campaign as an effective tool for increasing understanding of and raising awareness for waterbirds in Africa. They therefore highlighted the need to encourage and support the celebration of the WMBD campaign in Africa, through for example providing seed funding for the organization of activities at the national level, as indicated in Result 4.3.2 of the AEWA Plan of Action for Africa 2012-2017.

08 May 2015

People behind AEWA - Ross Wanless

Ross was awarded Best Doctoral Thesis in the Science Faculty at the University of Cape Town in 2007 and won third place in the United Nations/Convention on Migratory Species international thesis competition. Ross is the Africa Coordinator for the BirdLife International Marine Programme and the Seabird Conservation Programme manager for BirdLife South Africa.

04 May 2015

Wetlands International –African-Eurasian Waterbird Census

The April edition of Wetlands International’s bulletin, the African-Eurasian Waterbird Census, has been published; highlights include articles on new population estimates and trends for AEWA populations, a new set of indicators showing the status of waterbirds and the effectiveness of EU policies such as the Water Framework Directive and the Marine Strategy Framework Directive and on proposals for an adaptive approach to managing waterbird harvesting.

28 April 2015