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AEWA Technical Committee Meets in Bonn

The 15th Meeting of the AEWA Technical Committee is scheduled to take place in Bonn 9-11 April, the first time since last year’s 7th Session of the Meeting of the Parties (MOP7) in Durban, South Africa.

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Looking back at AEWA MOP7 in Durban, South Africa

The Seventh Meeting of the Parties (MOP7) to the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) took place from 4-8 December in Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa, under the theme “Beyond 2020: Shaping Flyway Conservation for the Future”.

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Call for Proposals to Change Delineations of Waterbird Populations Listed on Table 1 of Annex 3 to AEWA

In preparation for the 8th edition of the AEWA Conservation Status Report (CSR8), the AEWA Technical Committee is calling for proposals to change existing delineations of AEWA populations in the light of new evidence.

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Serbia Accedes to AEWA as Party No. 79

The UNEP/AEWA Secretariat is pleased to announce the accession of the Republic of Serbia as AEWA’s 79th Party with the country’s membership of the Agreement taking effect on 1 March.

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The Central African Republic Accedes to AEWA as Party No. 78

The UNEP/AEWA Secretariat is pleased to announce the accession of the Central African Republic as AEWA’s 78th Party. The country’s membership to the Agreement took effect on 1 January.

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World Migratory Bird Day 2019 - Protect Birds: Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution

Every year, World Migratory Bird Day presents an annual theme aiming to raise awareness of issues affecting migratory birds and to inspire people and organizations around the world to take measures for their conservation.

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Arctic Seabird Experts Meet in Iceland

The Circumpolar Seabird Expert Group (CBird) under the Arctic Council Working Group for the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) came together for its annual meeting at the CAFF Secretariat offices in Akureyri, Iceland from 26 to 29 March 2019.

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Second Meeting of the EGMP Modelling Consortium held in Kalø, Denmark

The second meeting of the European Goose Management Platform’s International Modelling Consortium successfully took place from 21 to 22 March 2019, in Kalø, Denmark. The Consortium, which is coordinated by the EGMP Data Centre at Aarhus University, is collaborating on the development of goose population models.

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Training of Trainers Workshop for Central and Western Africa

A regional Training of Trainers (ToT) workshop on the Flyway Approach to the Conservation and Wise Use of Waterbirds and Wetlands is scheduled to take place from 6 to 10 May 2019 in Cotonou at the kind invitation of the Government of Benin.

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In Focus: AEWA Conservation Guidelines No. 13 - Guidelines for the Translocation of Waterbirds for Conservation Purposes: Complementing the IUCN Guidelines

The AEWA Action Plan requires the Secretariat and the Technical Committee (TC) to develop a series of Conservation Guidelines to help the Parties implement the Agreement.

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