Africa

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. The workshop was jointly organized by the UNEP/AEWA Secretariat and the Directorate General of Water, Forests and Hunting (DGEFC) of Benin, in cooperation with the Ramsar Secretariat and the Wadden Sea Flyway Initiative (WSFI). It was made possible thanks to generous financial and in-kind support from the Government of Benin and the European Commission’s Global Public Goods and Challenges (GPGC) Thematic Programme Strategic Cooperation Agreement (SCA) with UN Environment and the WSFI.

21 June 2019

Poisoned vulture carcasses found in Zululand

Durban - Vulture poisoning has come to the fore as more than

11 June 2019

La Méditerranée noyée par le plastique

Dans un rapport, le WWF montre que la France n’est pas si exemplaire, notam

06 June 2019

From Mythical Creature to Endangered Species: The Egyptian Vulture

The Egyptian vulture, a bird species bearing much cultural significance in both ancient Egyptian and Greek mythology, is drastically declining in population due to various human-caused threats.

21 May 2019

White-winged Flufftail's call recorded for the first time

With a population of 250, this secretive bird has always been hard to study, but advances in technology have helped us to discover more than ever.

23 April 2019

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