People behind AEWA - Cy Griffin

Cy Griffin is Director of Conservation of the European Federation of Associations for Hunting and Conservation (FACE) where he is responsible for work related to nature and wildlife conservation. He represents FACE on the AEWA Technical Committee and also brings the hunters’ perspective to the AEWA Lesser White-fronted Goose International Species Working Group.

30 June 2015

World Heritage Committee Meets in Bonn

The 39th session of the Word Heritage Committee (WHC) opened in Bonn on Sunday. The WHC is one of the partners of CMS in the Biodiversity Liaison Group, an umbrella organization for seven international Conventions and treaties.

29 June 2015

AEWA Turns Twenty!

Making Flyway Conservation Happen - Twenty Years of International Waterbird Conservation in Action.

16 June 2015

People behind AEWA - Dr. Gerard C. Boere

Migratory birds have been a life-time fascination for Gerard. With two school friends, when they were about 10 years old, he established a ‘bird and nature club’. Bird watching was their main activity, using a simple old bird guide. Studying zoogeography was a logical follow-up, with a focus on bird migration and specifically the importance of the Dutch Wadden Sea for millions of migratory waders.

11 June 2015

People behind AEWA - Saulius Svazas

Saulius Svazas is the principal scientist at the Lithuanian Nature Research Centre. For him, AEWA is the key international instrument for international collaboration related to conservation and sustainable management of migratory waterbirds across the whole African-Eurasian Flyway.

09 June 2015

WMBD Video Competition Results

The Secretariats of CMS and AEWA are marking this year’s World Environment Day (WED), the annual awareness-raising campaign led by UNEP, by announcing the winners of the first-ever World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) video competition.

05 June 2015

World Environment Day 2015

Bonn, 4 June 2015 - World Environment Day (WED) being celebrated tomorrow, 5 June, is the United Nations’ principal vehicle for encouraging w

03 June 2015

People behind AEWA - The Team of the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT)

Founded by Sir Peter Scott, the son of the Antarctic explorer, Robert Falcon Scott, the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust is an NGO based at Slimbridge in the United Kingdom and is considered by some to be the birthplace of modern conservation. The WWT provides invaluable support to the implementation of AEWA as well as to the continuous development of conservation and management practices under the Agreement.

28 May 2015

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