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Two Goose Management Meetings Took Place in Denmark

Representatives of Range State Governments, experts and key stakeholders came together in Copenhagen from 15 to16 June to the 2nd annual meeting of the AEWA European Goose Management International Working Group (AEWA EGM IWG). The meeting was kindly hosted by the Danish Ministry of Environment and Food, Environmental Protection Agency and chaired by Mr. Øystein Størkersen, representing Norway.

31 July 2017

New European Goose Management Platform Coordinator Joins the UNEP/AEWA Secretariat

The UNEP/AEWA Secretariat is pleased to announce the recruitment of Ms. Eva Meyers as the Coordinator of the European Goose Management Platform (EGMP). Eva is of German nationality and has a background in conservation biology. She has working experience in diverse areas of international nature and biodiversity conservation, including protection of threatened species, working in collaboration with governmental agencies and various stakeholders.

28 July 2017

World Heritage Committee Meets in Cracow: Hope for the Yellow Sea

The 41st session of the World Heritage Committee is taking place in Cracow, Poland from 2 to 12 July 2017. Like every year, the representatives from 21 States Parties to the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage will identify, based on nominations submitted by States Parties, cultural and natural properties that need to be protected and decide which of those will be added to the World Heritage List.

05 July 2017

Quatre nouveaux projets bénéficient du Fonds de petites subventions de l’AEWA

Quatre projets de Parties contractantes de l’AEWA en Afrique ont été sélectionnés afin d’être financés dans le cadre du dernier cycle du Fonds de petites subventions de l’AEWA. Les projets – émanant du Kenya, de la Mauritanie, du Nigeria et du Zimbabwe – recevront une somme totale d’environ 40 000 $US, qui sera consacrée à des activités de conservation en faveur d’espèces de l’AEWA et de leurs habitats.Les projets retenus ont été sélectionnés parmi 19 propositions soumises par 14 pays d’Afrique, à la suite d’un processus d’évaluation et d’approbation auquel ont participé les Comités technique et permanent, et le Secrétariat de l’AEWA.

06 June 2017

Record Numbers of Lesser White-fronted Geese Observed in Finland on Spring Migration

This spring a record number of Lesser White-fronted Geese (Anser erythropus) were observed at the traditional staging area on the Bothnian Bay Coast near the city of Oulu in northern Finland. Observers counted at least 121 individuals at Siikajoki, which is the highest number observed since 1963. The small Fennoscandian Lesser White-fronted Goose population is recognized as Critically Endangered within the European Union, and is currently estimated to number some 30 breeding pairs.

31 May 2017

La version portugaise du texte de l'Accord est disponible !

Une version portugaise du texte de l'Accord et de ses annexes tels qu’amendés par la 6e session de la Réunion des Parties en novembre 2015, est disponible grâce au soutien financier du Gouvernement suisse. Le Secrétariat PNUE/AEWA est convaincu que cette version portugaise du texte de l'Accord facilitera la mise en œuvre de l'AEWA par les Parties lusophones au niveau national, et contribuera à promouvoir l'adhésion des États de l'aire de répartition lusophones qui ne sont pas encore Parties contractantes.

30 May 2017

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

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

Achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement requires scaling up of renewable energy whilst ensuring ecological integrity and biodiversity protection. Species conservation is one of the challenges. CMS has established a Multi-stakeholder Task Force on Reconciling Selected Energy Sector Developments with Migratory Species Conservation – the Energy Task Force - to address this issue internationally.

17 May 2017

Conserver les oiseaux d'eau dans la région sahélo-saharienne en Afrique

Les partenaires du projet RESSOURCEréunis à Rome au siège de l’Organisation des Nations unies pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture (FAO) du 9 au 11 mai tiennent à souligner l’importance de la conservation et de l’utilisation durable des oiseaux d’eau migrateurs en Afrique sahélo-saharienne. Les premiers résultats du projet semblent montrer que la chasse vivrière visant les oiseaux d’eau est loin d’être négligeable et qu’elle contribue à améliorer les conditions de vie des communautés locales.

10 May 2017

World Migratory Bird Day Concert in Bologna

The Corale Lirica San Rocco will be giving a benefit concert in Bologna on 13 May, as part of the annual celebrations of World Migratory Bird Day. The operatic choir, which gave a concert in Bonn the last four years, will now perform in its home city. The matinee will start at 11.00 hrs in the historical Cappella Farnese di Palazzo D’Accursio.

09 May 2017