AEWA News

Appel à candidatures - Atelier AEWA de formation des formateurs sur la conservation par l’approche « voies de migration »

Le Secrétariat de l'Accord sur la conservation des oiseaux d'eau migrateurs d'Afrique-Eurasie (PNUE/AEWA) a le plaisir d'annoncer l'appel à candidatures pour un atelier de formation des formateurs (FdF) sur l'approche « voies de migration » pour la conservation et l'utilisation durable des oiseaux d'eau et des zones humides, prévu du 6 au 10 mai 2019 à Cotonou, au Bénin, sous l'aimable invitation du gouvernement du Bénin.

04 February 2019

World Wetlands Day - We Are not Powerless Against Climate Change

Tomorrow is World Wetlands Day, organized as ever by the Ramsar Convention and this year being conducted under the slogan “we are not powerless against climate change”. Wetlands are not only important as waterbird habitat, which explains why AEWA and Ramsar work so closely together, but their natural power can be harnessed to help in the fight against climate change.

01 February 2019

Bradnee Chambers 1966-2019

The AEWA Secretariat was sad to learn that the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), Dr. Bradnee Chambers, passed away on 23 January 2019 in his native Canada after a short illness. This is a tragic loss for the CMS Family and the United Nations. Bradnee became Executive Secretary of CMS in 2013 and led the Convention through the Conferences of the Parties in Quito in 2014 (COP11) and Manila in 2017 (COP12).

24 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

AEWA MOP7 Daily Coverage for Thursday, 6 December 2018

Durban, 7 December 2018 - The third day of AEWA MOP7 in Durban (Thursday, 6 December 2018) was dedicated to detailed discussion in two separate working groups.

07 December 2018

Couverture journalière de la MOP7 de l'AEWA pour le mercredi 5 décembre 2018

la discussion sur les questions de fond a débuté le mercredi 5 décembre 2018, le deuxième jour de la septième session de la Réunion des Parties à l'AEWA. Le premier point discuté a été le Plan stratégique de l'AEWA 2019-2027, les Parties reconnaissant qu'il contenait des objectifs ambitieux et qu'il faudrait davantage de ressources pour sa mise en œuvre intégrale. Compte tenu des contraintes financières actuelles, la priorité devrait être accordée aux actions les plus urgentes.

06 December 2018

New Study Predicts that African Waterbirds Will Suffer from Climate Change

A new study launched by Wetlands International and BirdLife International at AEWA MOP7 today, shows that many High Arctic breeding waders and African waterbirds are predicted to suffer more from the impacts of climate change than European birds. The latest climate change models reveal a disconcerting future for waterbirds in Africa, which can only be prevented through unprecedented collaboration across sectors and a strong alliance of countries committed to maintaining a Climate Resilient Network of sites important to waterbirds and people.

06 December 2018

Couverture journalière de la MOP7 de l'AEWA pour le mardi 4 décembre 2018

La septième Session de la Réunion des Parties contractantes (MOP7) de l'Accord sur la conservation des oiseaux d'eau migrateurs d'Afrique-Eurasie (AEWA) s'est ouverte le mardi 4 décembre à Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal, Afrique du Sud, sous le thème " Par-delà 2020: Façonner la conservation des voies de migration pour l’avenir ". La réunion a été officiellement ouverte par Fernando Spina, Président de la MOP6 de l'AEWA, qui a remercié le gouvernement sud-africain et la municipalité de Durban d'avoir accueilli la réunion.

05 December 2018

Conservation Evidence at AEWA MOP7

You may have seen the University of Cambridge/Conservation Evidence stand at AEWA MOP 7 – if you haven’t, do head along and find out more. Conservation Evidence is a project gathering the scientific evidence for how well conservation actions work, from reducing seabird bycatch to legal protection of species and habitats. They are collecting information on the effectiveness of ways to save all species and all habitats everywhere in the world; they estimate that they are about two-thirds of the way there, having already gathered over 5,000 studies.

05 December 2018

AEWA Conservation Award Presented to Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency

Today, the Nature Conservation Sector (NCS) of the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency, Ministry of Environment, was declared the winner of the AEWA Conservation Award. The Conservation Award for the institutional category has been presented at the opening ceremony of the 7th Meeting of the Parties in Durban, South Africa.

04 December 2018