Christiane Paulus, German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, Jiří Hlaváček, UNEP/DELC, Wilhelmina Remmelts, Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Jacques Trouvilliez, UNEP/AEWA Secretariat during the reception © Marie Mevellec
Bonn, 10 November 2015 - The opening day of AEWA MOP6 culminated with the reception at La Redoute in Bonn/Bad Godesberg last night. The presentation of a bilingual coffee table book “Stories from the Flyway,” published to commemorate the 20th anniversary of AEWA, became the emotional high point of the evening.
The book, published with support from governments of Germany and the Netherlands, presents stories of 20 selected migratory waterbird species in stunning images and heartfelt words contributed by 73 members of the AEWA community from all walks of life and across the flyway.
Dr. Christiane Paulus, Deputy Director General of the Federal Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety of Germany welcomed guests to the historical building, one of the most prominent landmarks of the city which has hosted AEWA for the better part of its existence.
Dr. Bradnee Chambers, the Executive Secretary of CMS, addressed guests saying how proud the CMS was of AEWA, one of its most active agreements. He attributed this success in big part to the amount of dedicated people that support AEWA: the NGO community, the key experts that invest their time and energy, governments that provide their support and dedicated staff members.
Dr. Jacques Trouvilliez, the Executive Secretary of AEWA, also greeted guests and thanked everyone who contributed to the success of AEWA over the years, as well as the government of Germany for its continued support.
Mr. Sergey Dereliev, AEWA’s Technical Officer and one of the book's editors, also noted that one of the major accomplishments of the Agreement is the broad and inclusive network of dedicated people working for migratory waterbird conservation.
To round off the event that was hosted by the Federal Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety of Germany, a video showcasing the highlights of the book and commemorating its contributors was presented to the guests.
View the online version of the book:
Last updated on 24 October 2017