People behind AEWA - Ross Wanless

Ross was awarded Best Doctoral Thesis in the Science Faculty at the University of Cape Town in 2007 and won third place in the United Nations/Convention on Migratory Species international thesis competition. Ross is the Africa Coordinator for the BirdLife International Marine Programme and the Seabird Conservation Programme manager for BirdLife South Africa.

04 May 2015

Wetlands International –African-Eurasian Waterbird Census

The April edition of Wetlands International’s bulletin, the African-Eurasian Waterbird Census, has been published; highlights include articles on new population estimates and trends for AEWA populations, a new set of indicators showing the status of waterbirds and the effectiveness of EU policies such as the Water Framework Directive and the Marine Strategy Framework Directive and on proposals for an adaptive approach to managing waterbird harvesting.

28 April 2015

VIII International Spoonbill Workshop – Djerba, Tunisia, 23-29 November 2015

The VIII International Spoonbill Workshop convened under the auspices of the AEWA Eurasian Spoonbill International Expert Group will be held on the island of Djerba, Tunisia from 23 to 29 November this year.

27 April 2015

12th Meeting of the AEWA Technical Committee

The 12th Meeting of the AEWA Technical Committee took place in Bonn from 3 to 6 March. It was the Committee’s last meeting before the 6th Session of the Meeting of the Parties (MOP6) which will also be held later this year in Bonn from 9 to 14 November. The Committee’s main business was revising documents, elaborating draft Resolutions, making other preparations for the MOP and assessing priorities for future work.

27 April 2015

People behind AEWA - Volodymyr Domashlinets

For Volodymyr, the Ukrainian National Focal Point for AEWA, the Agreement is the key international treaty providing instruments to the Parties to coordinate waterbird conservation using agreed and harmonized methodology and approaches. “Waterbirds play an important role in aquatic ecosystems being an essential part of their biodiversity, but many are endangered and require international concerted actions in order to protect them. Among the 255 AEWA species more than 100 occur in Ukraine – approximately a quarter of the country’s avian fauna.

24 April 2015

AEWA Conservation Award 2015 - Call for Nominations

Institutions and citizens from all nations are invited to nominate individuals or institutions – governmental and non-governmental, including community groups or private sector enterprises – of any country in the Agreement area for the fourth edition of the AEWA Waterbird Conservation Award.

24 April 2015

Latest Developments on the 6th Session of the Meeting of the Parties to AEWA

The preparations for the 6th Session of the Meeting of the Parties to AEWA (MOP6), which will take place from 9 - 14 November 2015 in Bonn, Germany, are well under way. The Secretariat would like to take the opportunity of this e-newsletter to provide participants of this meeting with an update on the latest developments. As venue for MOP6, the Secretariat has recently secured the meeting facilities of the UN Campus. The main conference rooms are located in the Altes Abgeordnetenhochhaus (AHH), which offers modern and high quality equipment. During Bonn’s period as Germany’s capital the building hosted the offices of German parliamentarians.

20 April 2015

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