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AEWA Technical Committee Meeting prepares the way for MOP4

The 8th Meeting of the Technical Committee of AEWA took place at the UN Premises in Bonn, Germany from 3-5 March 2008. The meeting brought together regional representatives, experts and observers from across the AEWA region and was the final gathering of the Committee before the 4th session of the Meeting of the Parties (MOP4) – scheduled to take place in September in Antananarivo, Madagascar. [read on]

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World Migratory Bird Day 2008 focuses on Biodiversity

The Secretariat of the African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement (UNEP/AEWA) and the Secretariat of the Convention on Migratory Species (UNEP/CMS) are glad to announce the countdown for World Migratory Bird Day 2008. This two-day awareness raising campaign will take place globally for the third consecutive year from 10 – 11 of May 2008. The theme for this year’s celebration is Migratory Birds - Ambassadors for Biodiversity. Birds are some of the best indicators for the status and trends of wider biodiversity. [read on]

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A revision of the Single Species Action Plan for the Red-breasted Goose was kicked off in a workshop in Constanza, Romania

The International Working Group for the Red-breasted Goose (RBGIWG) met for its second workshop in Constanza, Romania, from 26 - 28 February 2008. The workshop was convened by the RBGIWG Coordinator (post funded by AEWA, RSPB, WWT and VBN ) in cooperation with the host organization, the Romanian Ornithological Society (BirdLife in Romania) and was co-sponsored by an EU Life project implemented locally in Romania. [read on]

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The deadline for nominations for the AEWA Waterbird Conservation Award has been extended

The deadline for nominations for the AEWA Waterbird Conservation Award has been extended until 30 April 2008. The AEWA Waterbird Conservation Award was initiated in 2005 in order to recognise and honour institutions and individuals within the Agreement area that have significantly contributed towards the conservation and sustainable use of waterbirds. [read on]

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11th AEWA Newsletter published

The AEWA Secretariat has recently published its 11th Newsletter. It provides information about important events and activities that took place during 2007, while also highlighting major events in 2006 such as the 1st World Migratory Bird Day, a day designated to celebrate migratory birds or the Wings Over Wetland (WOW) project, the largest international wetland and waterbird conservation initiative ever to take place in the African-Eurasian region.The Newsletter moreover informs about different ongoing species conservation projects such as the revision of the Single Species Action Plan for the Lesser White-fronted Goose. [read on]

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Coordinator for the implementation of the Lesser White-fronted Goose Action Plan takes up work at the AEWA Secretariat

The Single Species Action Plan (SSAP) for the Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus is currently being revised under the auspices of AEWA and will be submitted for approval by the 4th session of the Meeting of the Parties in September this year. In accordance with the agreements reached during the negotiation mission of the Secretariat to the Fenoscandian countries in 2007, two bodies will be established to provide guidance and coordination to the implementation of the SSAP – a Working Group consisting of representatives of all range states of the species and a Committee for captive breeding, reintroduction and supplementation in Fenoscandia, comprising representatives of Finland, Norway and Sweden with Germany as an observer. These two new bodies are to be chaired by the Secretariat. [read on]

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