Annual contributions from Contracting Parties

The General Trust Fund of AEWA receives its revenue from the mandatory annual contributions from the Parties to the Agreement, in accordance with Resolution 7.12. It covers the core administrative costs of the Secretariat (i.e. salaries, travel, office operation and maintenance) and part of the costs of the Meeting of the Parties and its subsidiary bodies, the Standing Committee and the Technical Committee. The General Trust Fund contains only very limited budget provisions for implementation purposes.

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Voluntary contributions from donors

Most of the AEWA projects and activities to implement the Agreement are financed through earmarked voluntary contributions from donors. They flow into a separate trust fund.


In-kind support

Also, in-kind support can, in principle, be provided by any government, organization or private institution hosting an AEWA meeting or providing a service, product or human resources for free, e.g. through the secondment of personnel.

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Call for funding

The Secretariat is urgently looking for funding for the below activities that have been prioritized for 2020/2021. If you would like to contribute to the implementation of AEWA through financial and/or in-kind support, please contact the Secretariat at



Project Description AEWA mandate Contribution to Aichi Targets and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Funding gap in EUR as at 1 Sep 2020
World Migratory Bird Day

World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) is an annual awareness-raising campaign highlighting the need for the protection of migratory birds and their habitats. On the second Saturday in May and October, people around the world take action and organise public events such as bird festivals, education programmes and birdwatching excursions to celebrate World Migratory Bird Day.

For the 2021 campaign funds are needed to develop and publish awareness raising materials (website, posters, stickers etc.) and to support local events.

Resolution 6.10, AEWA Communication Strategy SDG 15.1,
Aichi Target 1
Report on the conservation status of migratory waterbirds in the Agreement area, 8th edition (CSR8) In accordance with paragraphs 7.4 (a) and 7.5 of the AEWA Action Plan a CSR shall be prepared for every session of the Meeting of the Parties. So far, a CSR has been produced for each session of the AEWA MOP, allowing a long-term overview of the changing status of the migratory waterbird populations listed on Table 1 of the AEWA Action Plan. The CSR also informs the Strategic Plan indicators and is of fundamental importance for the monitoring of implementation of the Agreement. 7.4 (a), 7.5 AEWA Action Plan

SDG 15.5, Aichi Target 19

CSR trend analysis methodology review, stage 1: validation of current methodology In relation to the CSR the Technical Committee agreed to assess other available methods to calculate trends with the aim of supporting decision-making processes and establish which is the best for which populations/regions etc. The first step of this assessment will be a validation by an independent expert of the currently-used methodology. Strategic Plan 2019-2027: Target 1.4, TC work plan 5.2.1 SDG 15.5, Aichi Target 19 16,950
Waterbird monitoring priorities Under the Strategic Plan 2019-2027, the Technical Committee has been tasked to identify priorities for the systematic development of monitoring of waterbird populations and the drivers of their trends, in order to increase the number of populations whose status is assessed on the basis of the most complete and up-to-date monitoring data, as well as the quality of these assessments, as per the AEWA Strategic Plan 2019-2027.

Strategic Plan 2019-2027: Target 1.4, TC work plan 5.2

SDG 17.18, Aichi Target 19 33,900
Site monitoring framework and guidance Under the Strategic Plan 2019-2027, the Technical Committee has been tasked to develop a monitoring framework for the AEWA flyway site network (building on the preliminary Site Network Report presented to MOP5) that is coordinated with similar reporting under other multilateral processes. The Technical Committee agreed n the modalities of its implementation, which include the development of a set of technical site monitoring guidance. Strategic Plan 2019-2027: Target 3.2, TC work plan 3.2 Aichi Target 11 22,600