2020/003: Acceptance of Late Reservation of the European Union

The Secretariat of the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (UNEP/AEWA) would like to bring to your attention the depositary notification No. 01/2020 of 7 April 20201  on the acceptance of the late reservation of the European Union regarding amendments to the Annexes 2 and 3 and to Table 1 to the Agreement adopted at the 7th Session of the Meeting of the Parties (MOP7), 4 – 8 December 2018, Durban, South Africa. 

The aforementioned amendments, which cannot be implemented in the EU without a prior change in EU law, in particular of the Birds Directive, concern the following nine species: the Common Eider (Somateria mollissima), the Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator), the Common Pochard (Aythya ferina), the Eurasian Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus), the Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus), the Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica), the Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa), the Red Knot (Calidris canutus) and the Spotted Redshank (Tringa erythropus).

Please contact the Secretariat at aewa.secretariat@unep-aewa.org, if you have questions or require more information on the acceptance of the late reservation of the European Union.

Background documentation for further reading:

Depositary notification on the late reservation of the European Union:

Declaration of the European Union: 

AEWA Resolution 7.3 on Adoption of Amendments to the AEWA Annexes:

Agreement text and its annexes including all amendments made at MOP7: 



Last updated on 09 April 2020