AEWA International Species Expert Groups (ISEG)

From left to right: Greenland White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons flavirostris) © Alyn Walsh; Light-bellied Brent Goose (Branta bernicla hrota) © Daniel Bergmann; Eurasian Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia) © Lars Soerink; Bewick's Swan (Cygnus columbianus bewickii) © Colin Butters


For some of the AEWA International Species Action Plans, the convening of a fully-fledged inter-governmental Working Group has not yet been considered necessary. So-called Species Expert Groups have instead been established to guide their implementation. Generic Terms of Reference for AEWA International Species Expert Groups were developed and adopted by the AEWA Technical Committee at its 11th Meeting in August 2012. 

As opposed to the more formal AEWA International Species Working Groups, AEWA International Species Expert Groups are largely based on already existing expert cooperation networks and are more flexible in nature - also requiring less guidance and input from the UNEP/AEWA Secretariat in their day-to-day work.

Last updated on 30 November 2015