People behind AEWA - Kofi Adu-Nsiah

Nana Kofi Adu-Nsiah is currently the Executive Director of the Wildlife Division of the Forestry Commission of Ghana. He has been with the Wildlife Division since April 1983 and has held various positions including Wildlife Ranger, Park Manager as well as Business Planning and Research Manager.

31 August 2015

AEWA MOP6 – African Preparatory Meeting Took Place in Cape Town, South Africa

The UNEP/AEWA Secretariat organized a Preparatory Meeting for National Focal Points (NFPs) from the AEWA African Contracting Parties, in the run-up to this November’s 6th Meeting of the Parties (MOP6). The Pre-MOP6 meeting is taking place from 25 to 27 August in Cape Town and is being hosted by the Government of South Africa.

25 August 2015

In Focus: AEWA Conservation Guideline No. 3 - Guidelines on the Preparation of Site Inventories for Migratory Waterbirds

In paragraph 2(c) under Article III of the Agreement, special attention is given to the identification of sites and habitats for migratory waterbirds residing within the territory of Parties, and to the encouragement to protect, manage, rehabilitate and restore these sites, in liaison with those bodies listed in Article IX, paragraphs (a) and (b) of this Agreement, concerned with habitat conservation.

25 August 2015

Fennoscandian Lesser White-fronted Geese Have Record Breeding Season

First reports indicate that it appears to have been a record-breaking breeding season for the Fennoscandian Lesser White-fronted Goose (Anser erythropus) population. As reported by members of Birdlife Norway conducting the yearly monitoring on the main staging grounds at Porsanger Fjord in Finnmark in northern Norway, a total of 126 individuals were counted on Sunday the 23rd of August. Of these birds, 70 were identified as juveniles born this season belonging to 22 separate broods.

24 August 2015

2nd Meeting of the AEWA White-winged Flufftail International Working Group

At the kind invitation of the Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority, the second meeting of the AEWA White-Winged Flufftail International Working Group (IWG) took place in Addis Ababa from 10-12 August. The meeting was locally organized by the Ethiopian Wildlife and Natural History Society (BirdLife Partner in Ethiopia) and convened by the coordinator of the IWG Dr Hanneline Smit-Robinson of BirdLife South Africa.

24 August 2015

Countries Meet to Tackle Massive Poisoning of Birds in Southern Africa

Representatives of countries and wildlife experts are meeting in Cape Town, South Africa, to address poisoning of migratory birds, a problem that also threatens important predators.

21 August 2015

People behind AEWA - Jelena Kralj

Dr Jelena Kralj works at the Institute of Ornithology of the Croatian Academy of Science and Arts and as well as her connections to AEWA she serves on the CMS Scientific Council. In Jelena’s experience, AEWA provides the conservation framework for protection of waterbirds on three continents.

14 August 2015

People behind AEWA - Hanneline Smit-Robinson

Dr. Hanneline Smit-Robinson has been BirdLife South Africa’s Terrestrial Bird Conservation Programme Manager since 2010 and became a trustee of the Middelpunt Wetland Trust in 2013, which was started in 1994 exclusively for the conservation of the White-winged Flufftail. She sees AEWA as important for both practical conservation work and international collaboration.

05 August 2015

People behind AEWA - Essam Mohamed Bouras

Essam first had dealings with AEWA in 2008. Although he was not the National Focal Point for the Agreement at the time, he attended the 4th Meeting of the Parties in Madagascar. The MOP presented the opportunity for Essam to meet many professionals with an active interest in birds, all sharing and exchanging information.

29 July 2015

InforMEA: Online Home of MEAs

InforMEA is an online platform that provides a bird’s-eye view of all major environmental treaties and how they relate to countries and regions in the world. It offers rapid retrieval of information, and a powerful research capability. Decision-makers can use this database to explore best practices and design their countries policies in line with global environmental legislation.

24 July 2015