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.
The 2012-2017 AEWA Plan of Action for Africa (PoAA) provides the operational guidelines for the implementation of the African Initiative for the period concerned. It contains a range of a concrete actions aimed as transposing the objectives of the 2009-2017 AEWA Strategic Plan into results on the ground.
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.
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.
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.
Saulius Svazas, Senior Researcher, Lithuanian Nature Research Centre
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.
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.
The team of the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) - from left to right Ms. Rebecca Lee, Ms. Eileen Rees, Mr. Geoff Hilton, Ms. Julia Newth, Ms. Anne Harrison, Mr. Peter Cranswick, Mr. Nigel Jarrett, Mr. Baz Hughes and Mr. Richard Hearn
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.