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Capacity for Waterbird Monitoring Reinforced in Mauritania

With support from the AEWA Small Grants Fund (SGF), the Mauritanian conservation NGO AMISO (Association mauritanienne des amis des oiseaux et de la protection des espèces animales menacées d’extinction) has successfully implemented a project designed to enhance technical and material capacity for waterbird identification and monitoring in Mauritania. The project has a focus on the Aftout Essahili lagoon, a peripheral zone of Diawling National Park (PND) in southwestern Mauritania.

08 November 2019

Countries to Discuss Urgent Conservation Action for Globally Threatened Lesser White-fronted and Red-breasted Geese in Romania

Bonn, 7 November 2019 – Representatives from over 20 countries and international partner organizations are meeting in Bucharest, Romania during 11-15 November 2019 to attend the

07 November 2019

AEWA SGF Contributes to Increased Capacity for Conservation of Rift Valley Lakes in Kenya

Small-scale funding from AEWA has contributed to the successful conduct of the 2018 annual waterbird counts in Kenya, in the framework of a recently concluded project carried out by conservation NGO Nature Kenya - the East Africa Natural History Society (EANHS). The funding awarded to Nature Kenya under the AEWA Small Grants Fund primarily co-funded some activities related to the conduct of the 2018 International Waterbird Census (IWC) in Kenya, including the training of volunteers involved in the counts.

18 October 2019

World Migratory Bird Day in Focus at UN Day Celebrations in Bonn

The Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) and its associated Agreements also called the CMS Family took part in the annual UN Day celebrations on Bonn's Market Square on 12 October. Acting Executive Secretary joined the CMS Family team, meeting with Mayor and other city officials, heads other UN agencies, members of the diplomatic corps, and representatives of other organizations participating in the event.

15 October 2019

Thousands Gear up for World Migratory Bird Day’s Second Peak Celebration on 12 October

The second peak day celebration of World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) 2019 is taking place on Saturday, 12 October, and an astonishing number of events have been registered around the globe.

10 October 2019

Malawi – Party No 80 - AEWA

The Republic of Malawi is acceding to AEWA becoming the 80th Party on 1 September. It is at the same time joining the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS). Malawi, capital Lilongwe, is a landlocked country of Southern Africa with a population of 18 million people and an area of 118, 484 km2. It has borders with Zambia and the United Republic of Tanzania to the north and with Mozambique to the south. The Great Rift Valley runs through the country, which also has shores on the west side of Lake Malawi (also known as Lake Nyasa).

28 August 2019

Inger Andersen Visits CMS, AEWA and EUROBATS

Inger Andersen, the newly-appointed Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), came to Bonn to meet the staff of the CMS Family as well as other Bonn-based UN agencies. The visit was part of a series of meetings in Europe, including attending the opening of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in Geneva.

23 August 2019

Further Progress Made in Planning Conservation Action for the Grey Crowned-crane

The AEWA International Working Group for the Grey Crowned-crane (GCC IWG) met for the first time in Entebbe, Uganda from 24 to 26 July. After intensive discussions, considerable progress was made in drawing up a concrete implementation plan covering the period to 2022, with specific national activities complementing wider regional and international tasks.

02 August 2019

New Film: Waterbird Monitoring in Africa: The Chad Experience

The AEWA Secretariat is pleased to share this video entitled “Waterbird Monitoring in Africa: The Chad Experience”, recently released by the Technical Support Unit (TSU) to the AEWA African Initiative. The video was developed with the support of the project “Strengthening expertise in sub-Saharan Africa on birds and their rational use for communities and their environment” (RESSOURCE), in the framework of the Sahelian Wetlands Site component of the Sustainable Wildlife Management (SWM) Programme.

02 August 2019

1st Meeting of the AEWA Grey Crowned-crane International Working Group Convenes in Entebbe

The International Working Group for the Grey Crowned-crane is meeting for the first time from 24 to 26 July following the adoption of the associated International Single Species Action Plan at AEWA MOP6 in 2015. The primary aim of the meeting is to operationalize the Action Plan by agreeing implementation priorities for the Range States both individually and collectively at a supranational level. Initial focus will concentrate on the next three and half years covering the period 2019-2022. Encouragingly, most of the principal Range States are registered to participate.

19 July 2019