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

20th Anniversary of AEWA - People Behind the Scenes

The year 2015 will be the 20th anniversary year of AEWA. 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.

09 April 2015

World Migratory Bird Day 2015 - "Energy – make it bird-friendly!"

Each year on the second weekend in May, dedicated organizations, governments and people around the world plan events to mark World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) celebrating migratory birds and raising awareness about the need for their conservation. Since World Migratory Bird Day began in 2006, events have been held in 130 countries and this year we hope to reach even more people and organizations to connect and work together towards conserving migratory birds and their habitats worldwide.

02 April 2015

We Are Delighted to Present to You the Brand-new World Migratory Bird Day Website!

After many hours of hard work, we are excited to share with you our newly designed website. Please explore our pages and find all you need to know about migratory birds, this year’s theme “Energy - make it bird-friendly!”, how to take action on World Migratory Bird Day 2015 and much more. We restructured the whole website content and menu – but no worries, you will not miss anything!

02 April 2015

‘Towards sustainable management of huntable migratory waterbirds in Europe’ published

Wetlands International has just announced the publication of a report entitled ‘Towards sustainable management of huntable migratory waterbirds in Europe’ produced by the Waterbird Harvest Specialist Group.

30 March 2015

AEWA 20th Anniversary Statement – Melissa Lewis

During their annual movements, migratory waterbirds traverse multiple jurisdictions, the conservation laws and policies of which may differ considerably. It is thus unsurprising that, over the past century, a myriad of international instruments have been adopted to facilitate international cooperation in bird conservation. However, a shortfall of many of these instruments is that they have failed to encompass species’ entire migration routes—indeed, bird conservation in several regions continues to be facilitated through patchworks of bilateral legal agreements, in combination with non-binding initiatives.

25 March 2015