The Partnership, adopted in the list of the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) as a Type II initiative – an informal and voluntary initiative, was launched on 6 November 2006, and aims to protect migratory waterbirds, their habitat and the livelihoods of people dependent upon them.

As of 2020, the EAAFP is comprised of 40 Partners, including 18 National Governments, 6 Inter-Governmental Organizations, 14 International Non-Governmental Organizations, 1 International Organization and 1 International Private Enterprise.


  • The Partnership Document is the official document outlining the nature and functioning of the Partnership.
  • How to join: The partnership is open to new partners. Access the Become a Partner page for more information on the procedures for membership and the benefits of joining.