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Workshop for Spoonbill Experts – Djerba, Tunisia, November 2018

The AEWA Eurasian Spoonbill International Expert Group (ESIEG) in conjunction with the Association “les Amis des Oiseaux”, the BirdLife partner in Tunisia, is organizing a workshop to be held on Djerba Island from 14 to 18 November. The workshop is open to members of the Expert Group as well as the wider Eurasian Spoonbill network and any additional stakeholders with an interest in wetland conservation. It will be of interest to staff from a variety of nature conservation organizations, including scientists, statutory agencies, NGOs, volunteers and students.

26 February 2018

White-winged Flufftail – Exciting New Discovery in South Africa

BirdLife South Africa announced exciting news last Saturday reporting the important discovery of only the second breeding site in the world for the Critically Endangered White-winged Flufftail (Sarothrura ayresi) and the first ever in South Africa. Previously, the only known breeding site was in the Berga wetland of Ethiopia, leading ornithologists to believe that the species was a non-breeding visitor to South Africa, with some mystery surrounding how it covered the 4,000 km distance between the two countries.

19 February 2018

Making Do with Less

A new study on how strategies for managing waterbird harvests in Europe can be formulated on the basis of limited data has just been published in the journal Ecological Applications. The study was carried out by waterbird specialists from Aarhus University, the U.S. Geological Survey, the Finnish Wildlife Agency and the Office National de la Chasse et de la Faune Sauvage (French Wildlife and Hunting Agency), who cooperate in the framework of the AEWA European Goose Management Platform (EGMP).

14 February 2018

Nouvel élan pour la surveillance des oiseaux d’eau au sein de sept Parties africaines de l’AEWA

Un projet soutenant les Dénombrements internationaux des oiseaux d’eau (DIOE) a donné un nouvel élan aux données sur les oiseaux d’eau au sein de sept Parties contractantes africaines de l’AEWA situées le long de la voie de migration hautement prioritaire d’Asie de l’Ouest/Afrique de l’Est. Durant la période 2016-2017, des dénombrements d’oiseaux d’eau ont été réalisés sur une centaine de sites au Burundi, à Madagascar, en Ouganda, en République-Unie de Tanzanie, au Rwanda, au Soudan et au Tchad.

07 February 2018

Système de rapport national prêt pour la MOP7 de l'AEWA

Le Secrétariat du PNUE/AEWA a le plaisir d'annoncer qu'il a lancé le cycle de rapportage national pour la 7ème Réunion des Parties (Afrique du Sud, 4-8 décembre 2018) avec une version techniquement améliorée du Système de Rapportage en Ligne (SRL) destiné aux Accords Multilatéraux sur l'Environnement (AME) qui avait été utilisé la première fois pour la 5ème Réunion des Parties à l’AEWA.

06 February 2018

Pleins feux sur l’Érismature à tête blanche au Maroc

Le Groupe de Recherche pour la Protection des Oiseaux au Maroc (GREPOM) a clôturé avec succès un projet contribuant à améliorer l’état de conservation de l’Érismature à tête blanche (Oxyura leucocephala) au Maroc. Le projet, qui a bénéficié de l’aide du Fonds de petites subventions de l’AEWA, a été réalisé de février 2016 à novembre 2017.

05 February 2018

IUCN Red List Update for AEWA Species

Plummeting populations have led to the status of three AEWA waterbird species being upgraded, according to the revised IUCN Red List of Endangered Species published in December. Prey depletion triggered by overfishing has caused severe population declines of the Black-legged Kittiwake and the Cape Gannet. Pollution caused by domestic and urban waste water and agricultural run offs is a major problem for the Maccoa Duck. However, the outlook for another two AEWA species – the African Oystercatcher and the Dalmatian Pelican - has taken a turn for the better. BirdLife International and Wetlands International have collated the data upon which the new assessments are based.

02 February 2018

Journée mondiale des zones humides - Des zones humides pour les villes de demain

Bien que les zones humides les plus prestigieuses pour la conservation des oiseaux d’eau de la voie de migration d’Afrique-Eurasie - comme le Banc d’Arguin en Mauritanie ou la Mer des Wadden en Europe - soient souvent éloignées des grandes villes, de nombreuses zones humides dans ou en périphérie des villes jouent un rôle crucial dans le maintien de cette chaîne de sites entre l’Arctique et la pointe méridionale du continent africain.

01 February 2018

“Unifying our Voices for Bird Conservation”: WMBD 2018 Theme Highlights New Global Dimension

On 26 October 2017 in the margins of the CMS COP12 in Manila, Environment for the Americas (EFTA), the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) and the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA), announced an innovative partnership to increase awareness of the plight of migratory birds around the world. The new partnership formally unites two of the world’s largest bird education campaigns, International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) and World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) in a bid to strengthen global recognition and appreciation of migratory birds and highlight the urgent need for their conservation.

24 January 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