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Lead Poisoning in Waterfowl: 30 Years of Progress but there Is still Work to Do!

Thirty years ago, on 13 June 1991, a major international meeting convened to address how to eliminate the poisoning of waterbirds with toxic lead gunshot. 

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AEWA Standing Committee Meetings Pave Way for MOP8

The 16th Meeting of the AEWA Standing Committee (StC) took place from 4 to 6 May and was held in a completely virtual format due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

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AEWA Technical Committee Paves Way for the 8th Meeting of Parties

The 16th Meeting of the AEWA Technical Committee (TC16) was held virtually from 25 to 29 January 2021, with a record attendance of 61 participants from over 30 countries. 

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AEWA Implementation Review Process (IRP) – First Case Closed

For the first time a case under the AEWA Implementation Review Process (IRP) has been closed following the announcement that the United Kingdom has removed the Greenland White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons flavirostris) from the list of huntable species. 

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World Migratory Bird Day Celebrated Globally on 8 May

On 8 May 2021, people all over the world celebrated the first peak day of World Migratory Bird Day 2021, a global campaign which aims to raise awareness of migratory birds and the need for international cooperation to conserve them. 

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Turkmenistan Accedes to AEWA

Turkmenistan has acceded to the African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) bringing the number of Parties to that Agreement to 82. Turkmenistan has also acceded to the Convention becoming the 132nd Party.

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New Lesser White-fronted Goose Flyway Project Approved under EU LIFE

A new five-year flyway project ‘Providing a climate resilient network of critical sites for the Lesser White-fronted Goose in Europe’ (LIFE19 NAT/LT/000898) has received final approval under the EU LIFE funding mechanism, and is expected to provide a considerable boost to the implementation of coordinated conservation action for this globally threatened species.

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Study Predicts Climate Change Impact on African-Eurasian Waterbirds

A new study carried out by an international team of experts suggests that migratory waterbirds which use the African-Eurasian Flyways are particularly exposed to the effects of climate change in Africa and at their breeding areas in the High Arctic.  

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In Focus: AEWA Conservation Guideline No. 11 - Guidelines on How to Avoid, Minimize or Mitigate Impact of Infrastructural Developments and Related Disturbance Affecting Waterbirds

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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