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Meetings of AEWA Bodies in 2018

The Secretariat is pleased to inform you that arrangements are well underway for organizing the 7th Session of the Meeting of the Parties, and meetings of the Technical and Standing Committees.

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Roseate Tern (Sterna dougallii) © US Fish and Wildlife Service

AEWA Launches New Partnership with Conservation Evidence

The UNEP/AEWA Secretariat is proud to launch a new partnership, with the information resource initiative, Conservation Evidence.

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New Partnership to Promote Global Conservation of Migratory Birds

Three leading bird conservation organizations today announced an innovative partnership to boost awareness of the plight of migratory birds around the globe.

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Christina Irven

Secretariat Welcomes Ms. Christina Irven

The UNEP/AEWA Secretariat is pleased to announce the recruitment of Ms. Christina Irven as the Programme Management Assistant of the European Goose Management Platform (EGMP).

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Ms. Eva Meyers, the new Coordinator of the European Goose Management Platform (EGMP)

New European Goose Management Platform Coordinator Joins the UNEP/AEWA Secretariat

The UNEP/AEWA Secretariat is pleased to announce the recruitment of Ms. Eva Meyers as the Coordinator of the European Goose Management Platform (EGMP).

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Botswana Accedes to AEWA as Party No. 77

The UNEP/AEWA Secretariat is pleased to announce the accession of the Republic of Botswana as AEWA’s 77th Party. Botswana is a landlocked country in Southern Africa and has borders with Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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Northern Bald Ibis (Geronticus eremita) © Christoph Moning

Northern Bald Ibis Range States Met to Set Conservation Priorities until 2020

The AEWA Northern Bald Ibis International Working Group (NBI IWG) comprises the eight principal Range States of the two populations of Northern Bald Ibis.

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Greylag Goose (Anser anser) © Szabolcs Nagy

Stakeholder Workshop on Management Planning for the Greylag Goose

A multi-faceted group of European government representatives, scientists and non-governmental organizations came together to develop an International Species Management Plan (ISMP) for the Northwest/Southwest European population of the Greylag Goose (Anser anser).

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Taiga Bean Geese © Jari Peltomäki

Two Goose Management Meetings Took Place in Denmark

Representatives of Range State Governments, experts and key stakeholders came together in Copenhagen from 15 to16 June to the 2nd annual meeting of the AEWA European Goose Management International Working Group (AEWA EGM IWG).

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Participants of the workshop

Planning for Action for the Next Decade of Waterbird Conservation in Africa

The foundations of the AEWA Plan of Action for Africa (PoAA) 2019-2027 were laid at a successful workshop in Dakar, Senegal which took place at the Ngor Diarama Hotel from 10 to 12 October.

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Grey-crowned Cranes © Wim Werrelman

Four New Projects in Africa to Benefit from AEWA Small Grants Fund

Four projects from AEWA Contracting Parties in Africa have been selected for funding under the latest cycle of the AEWA Small Grants Fund.

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© Marcel Langelaan

In Focus: AEWA Conservation Guideline No. 8 - Guidelines on Reducing Crop Damage, Damage to Fisheries, Bird Strikes and Other Forms of Conflict between Waterbirds and Human Activities

In many parts of the AEWA area, local reductions in hunting pressure, the creation of bird sanctuaries and the expansion of rubbish tips have led to increased survival rates amongst some species of birds.

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