Asia

Ground-breaking Flyways Summit Held in Abu Dhabi

A four-day summit concluded in Abu Dhabi on 26 April, at which many of the key players in global bird conservation participated representing NGOs, the scientific community, governments and the CMS Family. The main item under discussion was how migratory birds can be better protected at every point of their arduous journeys along the flyways.

04 May 2018

New Report on Motivations for Illegal and Accidental Killing of Lesser White-fronted Geese in Kazakhstan

The AEWA Lesser White-fronted Goose Working Group is pleased to announce the completion of a new report which features the outcomes of a project carried out by Stirling University in cooperation with the Association for the Conservation of Biodiversity in Kazakhstan (ACBK) during September-October 2017 in northern Kazakhstan. The aim was to assess the motivations for hunting geese - including the illegal killing/accidental shooting of Lesser White-fronted Geese - in the local communities adjacent to key staging sites.

19 January 2018

Energy Task Force Side Event: Reconciling Energy Developments with Migratory Species Conservation

Members of the Energy Task Force, including the CMS and AEWA Secretariats, BirdLife International, and the German Ministry for the Environment (BMUB) joined forces at the UNFCCC Bonn Climate Change Conference to raise awareness of the importance of reconciling migratory species conservation with the deployment of renewable energy and power lines globally.

23 May 2017

Celebrating the winged guests, icons of peace and happiness

It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds, Greek story-teller Aesop had said. Even the dullest-looking bird becomes a feast to the eye in the wild.

10 May 2017

Outcomes of Kazakhstan Lesser White-fronted and Red-breasted Goose Expedition (2016)

The AEWA Lesser White-fronted Goose Working Group is pleased to announce the completion of a new report which features the outcomes of an international expedition carried out in Kazakhstan in September-October 2016 with the goal to obtain up-to-date estimates for the Western main Lesser White-fronted Goose (Anser erythropus) population, as well as for the global population of Red-breasted Geese (Branta ruficollis). Both species are globally threatened and are ranked as ‘Vulnerable’ in the IUCN Red List.

17 February 2017

'Human swan' Sacha Dench to join 4,500-mile migration

A conservationist plans to take flight this autumn alongside thousands of swans as they make a 4,500-mile journey from the Russian arctic to the UK.

26 April 2016

New Flyway Campaign to Highlight Plight of the Swans

A ground-breaking awareness-raising campaign spanning the entire migration route of the Bewick’s Swan from its breeding grounds in Arctic Russia to its wintering areas in north-west Europe, will likely be making headlines this autumn. The expedition coined Flight of the Swans being led by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) in cooperation with a number of international partners, will be taking paramotorist Sacha Dench across 11 countries along the migration route of the Bewick’s Swan (Cygnus columbianus bewickii) starting in September 2016.

16 March 2016

Eight million birds killed illegally at 20 Mediterranean locations each year

Scientists from BirdLife International estimate that 20 locations in the Mediterranean may be responsible for eight million individual birds being illegally killed or taken alive each year.

04 March 2016

Flying with the birds

Drinking water, food, a place to rest: Wetlands provide valuable services to humans and animals.

02 February 2016