This page keeps you updated on the latest African-Eurasian Waterbird Census news, events, actions and publications. Please contact us if you have a news item you would like us to include.
For the past fifteen years, Wetlands International Africa (WIA) has been investing efforts and activities on the mainland to preserve biodiversity, develop sustainable water management, adaptation to climate change as well as fighting against poverty by improving the living conditions of local populations and the development of resilient communities.
The National Workshop to officially launch the Development of Senegal's National Wetlands Policy (PNZH), opens this Friday, October 4th, 2013 in Dakar. This event will be chaired by Senegal Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development Mr. Mor Ngom.
In October the following countries' National Coordinators provided waterbird counts for the African-Eurasian Waterbird Census:
In September the following countries' National Coordinators provided waterbird counts for the African-Eurasian Waterbird Census:
At the Ramsar Cop11, Wetlands International launched the new Waterbird Population Estimates online tool. The new online tool provides universal access to all five Waterbird Population Estimates editions as well as the Conservation Status Review editions produced for the African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement, as part of Wetlands International’s continuing commitment to supporting the Ramsar Convention and all those concerned with wetland and waterbird conservation and wise use.
As part of a collaborative framework to support the monitoring of waterbirds and the conservation of wetlands in Mediterranean region, involving various organisations (French Ministry of Ecology, MAVA Foundation, ONCFS and Tour du Valat), Anne-Laure Brochet has joined the Tour du Valat in August 2012 as a project leader.
The goal of this project is to contribute to the reinforcement of the IWC scheme in Mediterranean region (especially in North Africa), in support of the work initiated by Wetlands International, which focuses on improving data quality and management. Anne-Laure Brochet will focus on building and maintaining links between the IWC and other existing projects for the monitoring and conservation of waterbirds and wetland in Mediterranean region.
In August the following countries' National Coordinators provided waterbird counts for the African-Eurasian Waterbird Census:
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso - The newly produced French language version of the Flyway Training Kit was launched by representatives of Wetlands International,BirdLife International, the Ramsar and African Eurasian Waterbird Agreement(AEWA) Secretariats at the Ramsar African Regional Preparatory Meeting held in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso from 3-8 October 2011.
Download the French and English Flyway Training Kit here
Wetlands International Africa is saddened to learn of the passing away of Dr. Brooks Childress, the chairman of the Flamingo Specialist group.