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 2018 in Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa, under the theme “Beyond 2020: Shaping Flyway Conservation for the Future”. The MOP was attended by more than 280 delegates representing 56 Parties, along with many observers from non-Party countries, NGOs and scientists.

03 April 2019

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. The workshop is jointly organized by the UNEP/AEWA Secretariat and the Directorate General of Water, Forests and Hunting of Benin, in close collaboration with the Ramsar Secretariat and the Wadden Sea Flyway Initiative.

02 April 2019

2,000 baby flamingos rescued after being abandoned in South African drought

The birds are being hand-reared by volunteers as months of dry weather threatens breeding ground

07 February 2019

Flamingos abandon 2,000 chicks at dried out South Africa dam

Flamingos abandon 2,000 chicks at dried out South Africa damgos abandon 2,000 chicks at dried out South Africa dam


07 February 2019

Special airlift for baby flamingos in peril in South Africa

A special airlift for thousands of baby flamingos is under way in South Africa as drought has put their breeding ground in peril.

01 February 2019

Observadores de Europa, Asia y África contabilizarán las aves acuáticas en 12.000 humedales este fin de semana

El 12 y 13 de enero se celebra el Censo Internacional de Aves Acuáticos, durante el cual aficionados a la observación de aves de 120 países de Europa, Asia y África visitarán unos

11 January 2019

2019/001: New Parties to the Agreement - Accession of the Central African Republic and Serbia

The Secretariat of the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (UNEP/AEWA) is pleased to inform you that the Central African Republic and the Republic of Serbia will

10 January 2019

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. The Central African Republic is a landlocked country in the heart of the continent bordering with Cameroon, Chad, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan and Sudan. The country has an area of just over 620,000 km2 and a population of 4.6 million (2016 estimates); the capital is Bangui.

08 January 2019

Prolific bird smuggler facing lengthy sentence after being caught with 19 rare eggs at Heathrow

The self-proclaimed “Pablo Escobar of the falcon egg trade” is facing another lengthy jail sentence after being caught at Heathrow airport with a stash of 19 rare eggs strapped to his chest

08 January 2019

From Scotland to Madagascar with love: safe havens for world's rarest duck

Conservationists used floating cages from Scottish salmon farms to rear and release Madagascar pochards

28 December 2018