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Meetings of AEWA Bodies in 2018

The Secretariat is pleased to inform you that arrangements are well underway for organizing the 7th Session of the Meeting of the Parties, and meetings of the Technical and Standing Committees. The AEWA Technical Committee will be meeting for the 14th time from 10 to 13 April 2018 (please note the change in dates, i.e. not 27-30 March, as previously indicated) at the UN Campus in Bonn, Germany.

14 December 2017

AEWA Launches New Partnership with Conservation Evidence

The UNEP/AEWA Secretariat is proud to launch a new partnership, with the information resource initiative, Conservation Evidence. Based at the University of Cambridge, UK, with collaborators and advisers in all continents of the world, Conservation Evidence is a free, authoritative information resource designed to support decisions about how to maintain and restore global biodiversity. The idea is to give busy conservationists access to the very latest and most relevant ecological knowledge to support their policy or management decisions.

14 December 2017

Secretariat Welcomes Ms. Christina Irven

The UNEP/AEWA Secretariat is pleased to announce the recruitment of Ms. Christina Irven as the Programme Management Assistant of the European Goose Management Platform (EGMP). Christina is German with a background in International Development, as well as Tourism Management.

13 December 2017

Northern Bald Ibis Range States Met to Set Conservation Priorities until 2020

The AEWA Northern Bald Ibis International Working Group (NBI IWG) comprises the eight principal Range States of the two populations of Northern Bald Ibis. Five of them came together for the 2nd meeting of the NBI IWG in Agadir, Morocco from 25 to 27 September 2017. This meeting followed the first gathering of the Group in November 2012 in Jizan, Saudi Arabia where the revision of the International Single Species Action Plan for this critically endangered species was launched, which was later adopted at MOP6 in 2015.

06 December 2017

Botswana Accedes to AEWA as Party No. 77

The UNEP/AEWA Secretariat is pleased to announce the accession of the Republic of Botswana as AEWA’s 77th Party. Botswana is a landlocked country in Southern Africa and has borders with Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The country has an area of just over 600,000 km2 and a population of 1.6 million making it one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world; the capital is Gaborone. The country is relatively flat with seventy per cent of the territory dominated by the Kalahari Desert.

21 November 2017

Stakeholder Workshop on Management Planning for the Greylag Goose

A multi-faceted group of European government representatives, scientists and non-governmental organizations came together to develop an International Species Management Plan (ISMP) for the Northwest/Southwest European population of the Greylag Goose (Anser anser).

25 October 2017

Planning for Action for the Next Decade of Waterbird Conservation in Africa

The foundations of the AEWA Plan of Action for Africa (PoAA) 2019-2027 were laid at a successful workshop in Dakar, Senegal which took place at the Ngor Diarama Hotel from 10 to 12 October. The Working Group for the development of the plan identified and discussed the key issues to be captured in the PoAA 2019-2017 which will define the next decade of migratory waterbird conservation in Africa. The three-day workshop was attended by some 30 participants representing the African Contracting Parties, the Standing Committee and Technical Committee, non-African Parties, AEWA partner organizations as well as the UNEP/AEWA Secretariat.

21 October 2017

Kick-off workshop for AEWA Plan of Action for Africa 2019-2027

A Workshop of the Working Group for the development of the AEWA Plan of Action for Africa (PoAA) 2019-2027 is taking place from 10-12 October 2017 in Dakar, Senegal. The workshop will serve to initiate the development process for the Plan of Action for Africa. The Working Group includes representatives of AEWA African Contracting Parties, the AEWA Standing Committee and Technical Committee as well as observers from non-African Parties and AEWA partner organizations, and also the UNEP/AEWA Secretariat.

04 October 2017

Wadden Sea Day: Celebrating one of the Better Functioning Flyway Networks in the World

August 31 is Wadden Sea Day, a celebration organized by the Common Wadden Sea Secretariat and the National Park Lower Saxon Wadden Sea and taking place at the UNESCO Wadden Sea World Heritage Visitor Centre in Wilhelmshaven. This year’s event focuses on “Partnering for World Heritage” and showcases examples of successful cooperation across sectors and borders from the Wadden Sea region and beyond.

31 August 2017

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