Conservation action for the Grey Crowned-crane and Wattled Crane in Zimbabwe

The Grey Crowned-crane (Balearica regulorum), a tall and majestic bird, which occurs in eastern and southern Africa, is listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. It has been facing various threats such as habitat degradation and loss, disturbance from livestock and people during the breeding season and the illegal removal of birds and eggs from the wild. Through co-funding under the AEWA Small Grants Fund activities were supported in Zimbabwe focusing on the conservation of the Grey Crowned-crane as well as the Vulnerable Wattled Crane (Bugeranus carunculatus).

05 December 2019

Successful Conclusion of Capacity Building Project in Côte d’Ivoire

With co-funding from the AEWA Small Grants Fund, the Ministry of Water and Forestry (Ministère des Eaux et Forêts - MINEF) of Côte d’Ivoire has successfully implemented a 2-year project aimed at strengthening national capacity for the conservation of waterbirds and their habitats. The project focused, in particular, on enhancing capacity for monitoring and the sustainable management of waterbirds and their key sites, awareness-raising on migratory waterbirds and their habitats, and strengthening the involvement of local communities in the sustainable management of these natural resources.

25 November 2019

Capacity Building in Nigeria through the AEWA Small Grants Fund

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) has successfully completed a project on enhancing capacity and raising awareness for waterbird conservation, implemented over the period 2018-2019 and funded under the AEWA Small Grants Fund (SGF). Project activities included, among others, the conduct of waterbird monitoring trainings and waterbird counts, the development of a schedule for planning waterbird monitoring at identified sites and the establishment of Site Support Groups (SSGs) to sustain future waterbird and habitat conservation activities.

18 November 2019

3rd Meeting of the AEWA White-winged Flufftail International Working Group: Conservation Actions Revised in the Light of New Groundbreaking Discoveries

Government representatives and conservation experts gathered at Verlorenkloof Estate, near Dullstroom, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa for the third meeting of the African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement’s International Working Group for the White-winged Flufftail (Sarothrura ayresi) (AEWA WwF IWG). The Meeting took place close to the Middelpunt Wetland which was recently discovered to be a breeding site for the elusive species; previously the only known breeding site was Berga Wetland in Ethiopia.

18 November 2019

Capacity for Waterbird Monitoring Reinforced in Mauritania

With support from the AEWA Small Grants Fund (SGF), the Mauritanian conservation NGO AMISO (Association mauritanienne des amis des oiseaux et de la protection des espèces animales menacées d’extinction) has successfully implemented a project designed to enhance technical and material capacity for waterbird identification and monitoring in Mauritania. The project has a focus on the Aftout Essahili lagoon, a peripheral zone of Diawling National Park (PND) in southwestern Mauritania.

08 November 2019

Countries to Discuss Urgent Conservation Action for Globally Threatened Lesser White-fronted and Red-breasted Geese in Romania

Bonn, 7 November 2019 – Representatives from over 20 countries and international partner organizations are meeting in Bucharest, Romania during 11-15 November 2019 to attend the

07 November 2019

AEWA SGF Contributes to Increased Capacity for Conservation of Rift Valley Lakes in Kenya

Small-scale funding from AEWA has contributed to the successful conduct of the 2018 annual waterbird counts in Kenya, in the framework of a recently concluded project carried out by conservation NGO Nature Kenya - the East Africa Natural History Society (EANHS). The funding awarded to Nature Kenya under the AEWA Small Grants Fund primarily co-funded some activities related to the conduct of the 2018 International Waterbird Census (IWC) in Kenya, including the training of volunteers involved in the counts.

18 October 2019

World Migratory Bird Day in Focus at UN Day Celebrations in Bonn

The Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) and its associated Agreements also called the CMS Family took part in the annual UN Day celebrations on Bonn's Market Square on 12 October. Acting Executive Secretary joined the CMS Family team, meeting with Mayor and other city officials, heads other UN agencies, members of the diplomatic corps, and representatives of other organizations participating in the event.

15 October 2019

Thousands Gear up for World Migratory Bird Day’s Second Peak Celebration on 12 October

The second peak day celebration of World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) 2019 is taking place on Saturday, 12 October, and an astonishing number of events have been registered around the globe.

10 October 2019

Malawi – Party No 80 - AEWA

The Republic of Malawi is acceding to AEWA becoming the 80th Party on 1 September. It is at the same time joining the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS). Malawi, capital Lilongwe, is a landlocked country of Southern Africa with a population of 18 million people and an area of 118, 484 km2. It has borders with Zambia and the United Republic of Tanzania to the north and with Mozambique to the south. The Great Rift Valley runs through the country, which also has shores on the west side of Lake Malawi (also known as Lake Nyasa).

28 August 2019