Projects Selected for AEWA Small Grants Fund

The UNEP/AEWA Secretariat is pleased to announce that three projects from three AEWA Contracting Parties in Africa - Côte d’Ivoire, Morocco and Togo - have been selected for funding under the 2014 cycle of the AEWA Small Grants Fund (SGF). A total of USD 42,900 will be disbursed to support the implementation of these three projects. The evaluation of the 2014 cycle could only be concluded in 2015, due to administrative and logistics constraints.

30 November 2015

Making Energy Bird-Friendly: Highlights of AEWA MOP6

The renewable energy industry is growing fast with substantial investments from governments and the private sector. The advance of clean power is welcome and could provide an invaluable contribution to meeting international targets on climate change. However, as the industry grows, attention needs to be paid to the ecological impacts of these developments. If located in the wrong place and planned poorly, such developments may have significant detrimental impacts on migratory species, including birds.

30 November 2015

In Memoriam – Maurice Strong 1929-2015

Maurice Strong, founding Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), has passed away at the age of 86.

30 November 2015

People behind AEWA - Olivier Biber

Olivier Biber is well known in AEWA and CMS circles as a regular participant in COPs, MOPs, Standing Committees, the Scientific Council and the Technical Committee. For him, AEWA is one of the most effective agreements in the field of biodiversity conservation.

30 November 2015

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