AEWA News

Showcasing Action for AEWA Priority Species: Taiga Bean Goose

The Taiga Bean Goose (Anser fabalis fabalis) has experienced a long-term decline mainly originating in overharvesting and breeding habitat loss. Globally the species is categorized as a species of Least Concern (LC) in the IUCN Red List, due to the fact that no distinction is made between the subspecies of Taiga Bean Goose and the population of the Tundra Bean Goose (Anser fabalis rossicus), which is considered stable and much more abundant.

27 November 2018

Saving One of the World’s Most Threatened Geese – the Lesser White-fronted Goose

The Lesser White-fronted Goose (Anser erythropus) is globally threatened and recognized as Vulnerable by the IUCN. Following decades of decline, the two populations covered by the Agreement are seemingly stable or even increasing, with current population estimates of 28,500-40,100 individuals and 100-130 individuals respectively for the Western main and Fennoscandian populations.

27 November 2018

Conservation Status Report Shows Upward Trend for Migratory Waterbirds

Bucking a major general trend, the overall status of waterbird populations listed on the African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) has slightly improved over the last ten years, says a new report.

26 November 2018

Eurasian Curlew Breeding Range States Meet in Aberlady, Scotland

Following the 2015 adoption of the AEWA International Single Species Action Plan for the Eurasian Curlew at the 6th Meeting of the AEWA Parties, a first meeting of the AEWA Eurasian Curlew International Working Group focusing on the breeding range states of N. a. arquata took place on the 4-6 September 2018 at the Scottish Ornithologists Club in Aberlady, Scotland.

22 November 2018

AEWA Welcomes New Staff Member

It is with mixed feelings that the Secretariat prepares for a change in its ranks; while the arrival of a new colleague, Jeannine Dicken has been met with great delight, there is a degree of sadness because her arrival coincides with the departure of Jolanta Kremer, who is retiring after nearly twelve years of service with AEWA.

19 November 2018

New Global Guide on Cranes and Agriculture Published

A new publication, published by the International Crane Foundation (ICF), explores the complex relationship between cranes and agriculture over time, looking at both the threats and opportunities posed by the rapid changes in agriculture for the conservation of cranes. “The global expertise and lessons captured in this publication will assist conservationists and farmers alike. It will also benefit conservation efforts of other species of waterbirds such as ducks and geese which also rely extensively on agricultural lands” said Jacques Trouvilliez, Executive Secretary of AEWA.

08 November 2018

Showcasing Action for AEWA Priority Species: Grey Crowned-crane

Grey Crowned-cranes, listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red Data List, have declined by up to 80% over the last 25 years. This decline has resulted primarily as a result of the loss and degradation of their wetland and catchment habitats, disturbance by livestock and people during the breeding season which results in a lower breeding productivity, and the illegal removal of chicks from the wild for the captive trade markets locally, regionally and internationally.

06 November 2018

Connectivity Conservation: a Key Element of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

CMS and its Family set the course for developing their contributions to the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework which is expected to provide a "New Deal for Nature" for the entire international community. Two years away from its adoption, the post-2020 framework presents the opportunity to raise the visibility of migratory wildlife and promote its conservation. Last week, the CMS Standing Committee (Bonn, 23-24 October 2018) endorsed the establishment of a Working Group (WG) on the development of CMS Family contributions to the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework.

06 November 2018

Connectivity Conservation: a Key Element of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

CMS and its Family set the course for developing their contributions to the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework which is expected to provide a "New Deal for Nature" for the entire international community. Two years away from its adoption, the post-2020 framework presents the opportunity to raise the visibility of migratory wildlife and promote its conservation. Last week, the CMS Standing Committee (Bonn, 23-24 October 2018) endorsed the establishment of a Working Group (WG) on the development of CMS Family contributions to the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework.

02 November 2018

Capacity-Building of Trainers to Monitor Migratory Waterbirds in Africa

At the end of 2015, at the AEWA MOP6, the three directors of the African Wildlife Management Schools: College of African Wildlife Management Mweka (Tanzania), the Kenyan Wildlife Service Training Institute in Naivasha (Kenya) and the School of Garoua Fauna (Cameroon) signed an agreement to integrate a training module on migratory waterbirds into their curriculum.

01 November 2018