Workshops on strategic directions for flyway activities

The Africa-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) celebrated its 15th anniversary on 14-15 June 2010 at The Hague, The Netherlands. A major part of this event was six workshops on aspects of AEWA work, to review achievement and challenges and recommend strategic directions for coming years. The EAAFP’s Chief Executive participated in the event and presented an overview of the EAAF Flyway Site Network, which involves informal stand-alone designations of importance. A high point of the event was launch of the Critical Site Network Tool, a sophisticated interactive database that gives access to waterbird and management data and maps of important sites, for three flyways. This tool and other experiences from AEWA will be helpful to further development of the Partnership for the East Asian – Australasian Flyway. Further exchange of experience and knowledge, to guide flyway conservation generally, will occur at a global flyways workshop slated for late November 2010, in the Republic of Korea.

Go to AEWA Press Release (14 June 2010)

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