AEWA Strategic Plan 2019 - 2027

The current AEWA Strategic Plan for the period 2019-2027 is the second Strategic Plan of the Agreement and succeeds the previous one which covered the period 2008-2018. It was adopted at the 7th Session of the Meeting of the Parties on 4-8 December 2018 in Durban, South Africa.

The Strategic Plan is intended to provide a coherent framework for implementation of the Agreement by its constituents: the Contracting Parties, its subsidiary bodies (the Standing Committee and the Technical Committee), its Secretariat and the partners to the Agreement. It also defines the contribution that AEWA will be making to the global agendas for sustainable development and biodiversity conservation: the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the CBD Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and the CMS Strategic Plan for Migratory Species 2015-2023.

The AEWA Strategic Plan 2019-2027 sets a number of ambitious targets. These relate to:

  • strengthening species conservation and recovery and reducing causes of unnecessary mortality;
  • ensuring that any use or management of migratory waterbird populations is sustainable across their flyways;
  • establishing and sustaining a coherent and comprehensive flyway network of managed protected areas and other sites;
  • ensuring sufficient quantity and quality of habitat in the wider environment, and
  • ensuring and strengthening the knowledge, capacity, recognition, awareness and resources required for the Agreement to achieve its conservation objectives.

In order to achieve these targets, the Parties have agreed to implement a number of activities and meet a set of indicators. The progress made with the implementation of the Strategic Plan will be monitored regularly, primarily via the National Reporting process.

Please click here to see the AEWA Strategic Plan 2019 - 2027.