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

VIII International Spoonbill Workshop – Djerba, Tunisia 23-29 November

The VIII International Spoonbill Workshop convened under the auspices of the AEWA Eurasian Spoonbill International Expert Group will be held on the island of Djerba, Tunisia from 23 to 29 November this year.

27 April 2015

12th Meeting of the AEWA Technical Committee

The 12th Meeting of the AEWA Technical Committee took place in Bonn from 3 to 6 March. It was the Committee’s last meeting before the 6th Session of the Meeting of the Parties (MOP6) which will also be held later this year in Bonn from 9 to 14 November. The Committee’s main business was revising documents, elaborating draft Resolutions, making other preparations for the MOP and assessing priorities for future work.

27 April 2015

People behind AEWA - Volodymyr Domashlinets

For Volodymyr, the Ukrainian National Focal Point for AEWA, the Agreement is the key international treaty providing instruments to the Parties to coordinate waterbird conservation using agreed and harmonized methodology and approaches. “Waterbirds play an important role in aquatic ecosystems being an essential part of their biodiversity, but many are endangered and require international concerted actions in order to protect them. Among the 255 AEWA species more than 100 occur in Ukraine – approximately a quarter of the country’s avian fauna.

24 April 2015

AEWA Conservation Award 2015 - Call for nominations

Institutions and citizens from all nations are invited to nominate individuals or institutions – governmental and non-governmental, including community groups or private sector enterprises – of any country in the Agreement area for the fourth edition of the AEWA Waterbird Conservation Award.

24 April 2015

Participatory Planning Achieves Conservation Success for Dalmatian Pelicans

A recent conservation project has utilized the power of participatory planning to enable the successful protection of Dalmatian Pelican habitat in Montenegro. Funded by the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) through its Small Grant Programme and led by the French NGO Noé Conservation, the project has successfully engaged stakeholders to implement a conservation zone around a key Dalmatian Pelican nesting area on the shores of the Skadar Lake in Southern Montenegro.

17 April 2015

UNEP Family Bonn on the Move - Running for Migratory Species

Next Sunday, 19 April, the UNEP Family of Bonn will be participating in the Deutsche Post Bonn Marathon with 16 runners representing the CMS, AEWA and IPBES Secretariats. With about 12,000 participants and 200,000 spectators, the Bonn Marathon is among the ten most important such races in Germany. This year again, the runners will cross the city, along the Rhine, and past the UN Building “Langer Eugen” which has meanwhile become one of the town’s best known landmarks.

17 April 2015

WMBD Video Contest

As part of this year’s campaign, a video competition is being organized. €1,500 is being offered to the best entry – with €1,000 and €500 for second and third place.

15 April 2015

Order Your World Migratory Bird Day Event Materials Now!

Dear World Migratory Bird Day Event Organizers, It is a great pleasure to seeing you taking action on this year’s World Migratory Bird Day by organizing an event. Your support on raising awareness about the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats will make a difference and enrich this worldwide celebration! In addition, we cordially welcome many new event organizers participating in the campaign for the very first time.

15 April 2015

People behind AEWA - Barirega Akankwasah

Barirega Akankwasah is the Vice-Chair of the AEWA Standing Committee and the AEWA National Focal Point in Uganda, a country which hosts over 1,000 different bird species representing 10 per cent of the world’s avian fauna. Barirega is concerned that, while these birds provide vast ecological and economic services to mankind, they are at the same time facing imminent threats: habitat loss, obstacles along flyways and unsustainable levels of use. AEWA is vitally important as it provides one means of delivering the international cooperation needed to ensure that the birds are conserved.

10 April 2015