People behind AEWA - The Team of the Department of Environmental Affairs, South Africa

South Africa became a Contracting Party to AEWA in April 2002. The dedicated South African team hosted the African Regional Preparatory meeting for the 6th Session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Agreement in Cape Town from the 25-27 August 2015 in support of the African Initiative.

26 November 2015

VIII International Spoonbill Workshop

The VIII International Spoonbill Workshop convened under the auspices of the AEWA Eurasian Spoonbill International Expert Group starts today at Tour du Valat, near Arles, France.

24 November 2015

Reducing Bird Mortality from Collisions with Glass

The American Bird Conservancy has compiled a list of 18 products designed to reduce the likelihood of birds hitting windows. Tests conducted over the past six years have proved the innovations’ effectiveness in reducing collisions and the products are both affordable and aesthetically pleasing.

24 November 2015

People behind AEWA - Sharif Jbour

Sharif Jbour works for BirdLife International’s Middle East Partnership Secretariat and has been involved with AEWA since 2004 during the implementation of a project on sustainable hunting in the Mediterranean as well as within the framework of the “Wings Over Wetlands” project.

23 November 2015

People behind AEWA – Guy-Noël Olivier

Living in a small coastal town in northern France, Guy-Noël Olivier has a privilege to observe the yearly migration of water birds towards the East Atlantic. For more than 50 years, he has been managing a 60 hectare wetland that he uses to study and monitor snipe populations. Guy-Noël is not your typical naturalist and hunter: along with professional life in industry and commerce, he has been interested in migratory birds from an early age.

19 November 2015

People behind AEWA – Nicola Crockford

Nicola Crockford is well known in AEWA (and CMS) circles – as RSPB’s International Species Policy Officer and BirdLife International’s focal point for the Convention on Migratory Species and some of its avian instruments. She is a regular attendee at COPs, MOPs, and meetings of Standing and Advisory Committees as well as working groups.

16 November 2015

Action Plan for Africa: TSU Pays Tribute to the Enthusiasm of its African Partners

The Plan of Action for Africa (POAA) of the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) was adopted at the 5th Meeting of the Parties to the Agreement (MOP5, La Rochelle, 2012) as part of the African Initiative.

14 November 2015

The Importance of Monitoring Migratory Waterbirds

Waterbird monitoring is an essential tool to implement the Agreement. Monitoring allows species to be prioritized for action more effectively and therefore limited resources can be better targeted on conservation. However, the capacity on site is insufficient for adequate monitoring in the Agreement area. The Report on the Development of Waterbird Monitoring along the African-Eurasian Flyways compiled by Wetlands International and the UNEP/AEWA Secretariat reviews progress made by the African-Eurasian Waterbird Monitoring Partnership over the last three years. The Partnership is a coalition of more than 80 organizations involved in waterbird monitoring and management.

13 November 2015

Poisoning through Lead Ammunition: Lessons Learned and Steps Forward

Lead ammunitions are responsible for poisoning and their use by hunters has been banned. Even if it is no longer subject of discussions as a result of scientific evidence, the implementation of this decision taken 1995 by AEWA Parties is still outstanding. Only a third of the countries that are Party to AEWA have prohibited lead ammunition over the last 15 years.

13 November 2015

New Report Lays Out Conservation Status of Migratory Waterbirds

The Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) has presented the 6th Edition of the Conservation Status of Migratory Waterbirds in the Agreement Area. It is part of a series of international reviews on the implementation of the AEWA Action Plan and was submitted to the 6th Meeting of the Parties to AEWA. The report was produced by Wetlands International.

12 November 2015