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Celebrating 25 Years of International Waterbird Conservation

For the past 25 years, millions of migratory waterbirds that link Africa, Europe and parts of Asia have benefitted from the collective work being carried out by countries and other actors under the framework of the African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement (AEWA). 

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AEWA - A Short History

A significant date in the development of the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) is 16 June 1995 – twenty-five years ago – when negotiators representing 54 governments signed the ‘Final Act’. The rest is – as they say – history …

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A Call for Cooperation: Saving the Places Migratory Birds Call Home

To coincide with the 25th Anniversary of AEWA, the UNEP/AEWA Secretariat and partners across the African-Eurasian Flyway are pleased to present “A Call for Cooperation: Saving the Places Migratory Birds Call Home”, a new video production of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Center for Conservation Media.

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Special #25YearsAEWA Webpage

To mark the 25th Anniversary of the treaty, the AEWA Secretariat has put together a dedicated webpage, which brings together some of the history and highlights of the past 25 years of international waterbird conservation under AEWA.  

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Armenia – AEWA Party No. 81

The Republic of Armenia is acceding to AEWA becoming the 81st Party on 1 July. It has been a Party to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), since 2011. 

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It is Time to Let Go of Lead

As much of the world continues to hold its breath whilst grappling with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are sequestered in our homes trying to manage within the parameters of the current new normal. 

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5th Meeting of the AEWA European Goose Management International Working Group (EGM IWG5)

Originally scheduled to take place in Helsinki, Finland, the 5th Meeting of the AEWA European Goose Management International Working Group (EGM IWG5) went ahead for the first time in an online conference format from 15 to 18 June 2020.  

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Fresh Layout for AEWA Plan of Action for Africa

The UNEP/AEWA Secretariat is pleased to present the refreshed layout of the AEWA Plan of Action for Africa (PoAA) 2019-2027. The Plan was adopted through Resolution 7.1 at the 7th Session of the Meeting of the Parties in South Africa in December 2018. 

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World Migratory Bird Day 2020 - Birds Connect Our World

World Migratory Bird Day was celebrated by people across the world on Saturday, 9 May with the theme “Birds Connect Our World”.  The UN-led campaign aims to raise awareness of migratory birds and the importance of international cooperation to conserve them. 

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