AEWA News

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

People behind AEWA – Libuše Vlasáková

Libuse works in the Department of the Conservation of Species and Implementation of International Agreements in the Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic. When she started work there in 2001, one of her first tasks was to oversee the process of the Czech Republic’s accession to AEWA, which she found a great challenge.

16 July 2015

AEWA Standing Committee Meeting Held in Uganda

The 10th Meeting of the AEWA Standing Committee (StC10) was held from 8 to10 July in Kampala at the kind invitation of the Ugandan Government. The meeting was the first AEWA Standing Committee to take place in Africa and was an important milestone in the run-up to the 6th Session of the Meeting of the Parties (MOP6) due to take place 9-14 November 2015 in Bonn, Germany.

13 July 2015

Next AEWA Standing Committee Meeting to Take Place in Uganda

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.

10 July 2015

Cooperation Between World Heritage for the Benefit of Migratory Birds: The Wadden Sea and Banc d’Arguin

Bonn, 8 July 2015 - Two natural World Heritage Sites - the Wadden Sea shared by Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands - and the Banc d’Arguin in Mauretania  are two critically impor

08 July 2015

Making Plans for Managing Waterbirds and Wetlands

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.

03 July 2015

People behind AEWA - Cy Griffin

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.

30 June 2015

World Heritage Committee Meets in Bonn

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.

29 June 2015