AEWA International Species Working Groups (ISWG)

The establishment of inter-governmental AEWA International Species Working Groups is foreseen for prioritized AEWA Single Species Action and Management Plans. Species Working Groups are convened by the UNEP/AEWA Secretariat in accordance with generic Terms of Reference developed and adopted by the AEWA Technical Committee.

Ensuring the long-term commitment of the relevant governments is considered to be particularly important for the successful implementation of prioritized Plans. Hence, Working Group membership consists of government representatives and national experts from each range state designated by the national authority charged with the implementation of AEWA as well as observer organizations from the international conservation and hunting communities.

A further key feature to the successful functioning of a Working Group is the active coordination of its activities. A coordinating organization and a subsequent Working Group Coordinator are therefore identified by the UNEP/AEWA Secretariat to organize and facilitate the work of the Working Groups.

 

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AEWA Lesser White-fronted Goose International Working Group

The AEWA Single Species Action Plan for the Conservation of the Lesser White-fronted Goose (Anser erythropus) was adopted at the 4th Meeting of the AEWA Parties in 2008. Subsequently, the AEWA Lesser White-fronted Goose International Working Group was convened in 2009. The coordination of the Working Group is currently being provided by the UNEP/AEWA Secretariat with support from the Norwegian Environment Agency. For more information, please visit the Working Group website or contact the Working Group Coordinator Ms Nina Mikander.

Further information related to meetings of the Working Group as well as the Committee on Reintroduction, Supplementation and Captive Breeding of Lesser White-fronted Geese (RECAP) can be found here.

 

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AEWA Sociable Lapwing International Working Group

The revised AEWA Single Species Action Plan for the Conservation of the Sociable Lapwing (Vanellus gregarius) was adopted at the 5th Meeting of the AEWA Parties in 2012. The AEWA Sociable Lapwing International Working Group was convened in 2010 and coordination of the Working Group is currently being provided by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB). For more information, please visit the Working Group website or contact the Working Group Coordinator Ian Fischer.

Further information related to meetings of the Working Group can be found here.

 

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AEWA Pink-footed Goose International Working Group

The AEWA Management Plan for the Svalbard Pink-footed Goose (Anser brachyrhynchus) population was adopted at the 5th Meeting of the AEWA Parties in 2012. The AEWA Pink-footed Goose International Working Group was convened in 2010. The coordination of the Working Group is currently provided by the Aarhus University. For more information, please visit the Working Group website or contact the Coordination team Dr Jesper Madsen and Mr James Henty Williams.

Further information related to meetings of the Working Group can be found here.

 

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AEWA Black-tailed Godwit International Working Group

The AEWA Single Species Action Plan for the Conservation of the Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa) was adopted at the 4th Meeting of the AEWA Parties in 2008. The AEWA Black-tailed Godwit International Working Group was convened in 2011. The coordination is being provided by the Dutch Government Service for Land and Water Management (DLG) with support from the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation. For more information, please visit the Working Group website or contact the Working Group Coordinator Mr Thijs Sanderink.

Further information related to meetings of the Working Group can be found here.

 

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AEWA Red-breasted Goose International Working Group

The AEWA Single Species Action Plan for the Conservation of the Red-breasted Goose (Branta ruficollis) was adopted at the 5th Meeting of the AEWA Parties in 2012. The AEWA Red-breasted Goose International Working Group was convened in 2011 and the coordination of the Working Group is being provided by the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) in cooperation with the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB). For more information, please visit the Working Group website or contact the Working Group Coordinator Mr Nicky Petkov.

Further information related to meetings of the Working Group can be found here.

 

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AEWA Northern Bald Ibis International Working Group

The AEWA Single Species Action Plan for the Conservation of the Northern Bald Ibis (Geronticus eremita) was adopted at the 3rd Meeting of the AEWA Parties in 2005. The AEWA Northern Bald Ibis International Working Group was convened in 2011 and coordination of the Working Group is currently being provided by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB). For more information, please visit the Working Group website or  contact the Working Group Coordinator Mr Chris Bowden.

Further information related to meetings of the Working Group can be found here.

Last updated on 07 January 2016