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AEWA Standing Committee Meets in Bristol, UK

The 15th Meeting of the AEWA Standing Committee took place from 11 to 13 December 2019 in Bristol, United Kingdom at the kind invitation of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).

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Inger Andersen Visits CMS, AEWA and EUROBATS

Inger Andersen, the newly-appointed Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), came to Bonn to meet the staff of the CMS Family as well as other Bonn-based UN agencies.

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The 2019 Annual EGMP Meeting Advances Goose Management in Europe

The fourth annual meeting of the European Goose Management International Working Group (EGM IWG4) concluded its work in Perth, Scotland, the United Kingdom on Thursday, 20 June 2019.

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AEWA Technical Committee Sets Path for Work in 2019 - 2021

The 15th Meeting of the AEWA Technical Committee took place from 9 to 11 April at the UN Premises in Bonn, Germany. This was the first meeting of the AEWA Technical Committee since the 7th Session of the Meeting of the Parties to AEWA.

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Malawi – Party No 80 - AEWA

The Republic of Malawi acceded to AEWA becoming the 80th Party on 1 September. At the same time it joined the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS).

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3rd Meeting of the AEWA White-winged Flufftail International Working Group: Conservation Actions Revised in the Light of New Groundbreaking Discoveries

Government representatives and conservation experts gathered at Verlorenkloof Estate, near Dullstroom, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa for the third meeting of the African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement’s International Working Group for the White-winged Flufftail (Sarothrura ayresi) (AEWA WwF IWG).

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Further Progress Made in Planning Conservation Action for the Grey Crowned-crane

The AEWA International Working Group for the Grey Crowned-crane (GCC IWG) met for the first time in Entebbe, Uganda from 24 to 26 July. After intensive discussions, considerable progress was made in drawing up a concrete implementation plan covering the period to 2022, with specific national activities complementing wider regional and international tasks.

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Shining a Light on Capacity-Building Activities in African Countries (AEWA Small Grants Fund)

The last 12 months have seen the successful completion of five AEWA-related capacity-building conservation projects in African countries, among them Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Mauritania, Nigeria and Zimbabwe.

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Training of Trainers on Flyway Conservation

An AEWA Training of Trainers (ToT) workshop on the flyway approach to the conservation and wise use of waterbirds and wetlands took place from 6 to 10 May in Benin.

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New Film: Waterbird Monitoring in Africa: The Chad Experience

The AEWA Secretariat is pleased to share this video entitled “Waterbird Monitoring in Africa: The Chad Experience”, recently released by the Technical Support Unit (TSU) to the AEWA African Initiative.

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Thousands Geared up for World Migratory Bird Day’s Second Peak Celebration on 12 October

The second peak day celebration of World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) 2019 took place on Saturday, 12 October, and an astonishing number of events had been registered around the globe.

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In Focus: AEWA Conservation Guidelines No. 14 - Guidelines on How to Avoid or Mitigate Impact of Electricity Power Grids on Migratory Birds in the African-Eurasian Region

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

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