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Since its launch in 2009, the African Initiative has achieved significant progress in boosting the implementation of  AEWA in Africa. It is now crucial to build on the foundations that have been laid in order to sustain and strengthen long-term effective conservation of migratory waterbird populations in the region. Implementing the activities set out in the Plan of Action for Africa requires substantial financial investment and commitment on the part of all stakeholders.

The generosity and dedication of partner organizations and donors plays an absolutely vital role for this Initiative.  Their contributions are benefiting key activities which strengthen the conservation of migratory waterbirds in Africa. The UNEP/AEWA Secretariat would like to thank all partners and donors who have supported the African Initiative,  and hopes that they can continue providing support.We would also like to encourage new donors to invest in the future of this important scheme.

The UNEP/AEWA Secretariat is grateful for the financial and in-kind contributions which the African Initiative has so far received from the Governments of Botswana, France, Germany, Kenya,  Rwanda,  Senegal,  South  Africa,  Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, as well as from the European  Commission, the UNEP Division of Environmental Law and Conventions (DELC), Wetlands International, BirdLife International, the African Crane Conservation Programme (ACCP), Naturschutzbund Deutschland (NABU) - the BirdLife Partner in Germany, Office National de la Chasse et de la Faune Sauvage (ONCFS) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).


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