VIII International Spoonbill Workshop

Bonn/Tour du Valat, 23 November 2015– The VIII International Spoonbill Workshop organized by the AEWA Eurasian Spoonbill International Expert Group was held from 23-29 November at Tour du Valat, near Arles, France.

The workshop provided a unique opportunity to strengthen connectivity between people involved in studying and managing wetlands for the conservation of spoonbills and associated waterbird populations. The aim was to share information and build practical know-how about drivers of population regulation and ways to improve management effectiveness in habitat restoration. A special emphasis was put on enhancing capacity-building within the network focusing on stakeholders from North African and Eastern Mediterranean countries.

The programme for the workshop is available here. The workshop has been made possible thanks to funding partnerships with the MAVA Fondation pour la Nature, EuroNatur, WWF Tunisia and the IUCN.  The organizing committee has been chaired by Dr. Jocelyn Champagnon of Tour du Valat.

The conclusions of the meeting can be found here.

Last updated on 04 March 2016