1st Meeting of the AEWA Slaty Egret International Working Group


Slaty Egret © Rebecca Field


The UNEP/AEWA Secretariat is pleased to announce the 1st Meeting of the AEWA Slaty Egret International Working Group (IWG), scheduled to take place from 13 - 15 September 2023 in Maun, Botswana. The meeting is kindly hosted by the Government of the Republic of Botswana and co-organized by the UNEP/AEWA Secretariat and the Department of Wildlife and National Parks (DWNP) of Botswana.

The meeting will bring together members of the International Working Group from the six range states that constitute the Working Group (Angola, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe), as well as other experts involved in the conservation of the species, as relevant. It aims to enhance international coordination and collaboration for the implementation of the International Single Species Action Plan (ISSAP) for the Slaty Egret, which was adopted by the 5th Meeting of the Parties to AEWA and to establish an implementation plan to guide delivery of the ISSAP.

This meeting is made possible thanks to the generous financial and in-kind contribution of from the Government of Botswana and the European Commission's Global Public Goods and Challenges (GPGC) Programme Cooperation Agreement (PCA) with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

Meeting documents will be available for download on this webpage as soon as they are ready.

For further information, please contact Ms Birgit Drerup or Ms Jeannine Dicken.


The European Commission were recognized as Champion Plus for their generous support of and commitment towards the AEWA African Initiative for the period 2021-2025. This activity has been funded with the contribution granted by the European Commission under the Migratory Species Champion Programme and through the Global Public Goods and Challenges (GPGC Programme) Cooperation Agreement with UN Environment Programme.

13 Sep 2023 to 15 Sep 2023
OrganisateurUNEP/AEWA Secretariat
CMS InstrumentAEWA
TypeWorking group