Permanent Secretariat to the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds

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History

Established at 1st Meeting of Parties, Nov 1999, Cape Town (South Africa), following entry into force of African-Eurasian Migratory /Water Bird/ Agreement (AEWA), an Agreement under the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (Bonn Convention), on ratification by 7 Eurasian and 7 African countries. Agreement previously administered by Interim Secretariat for the African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement, under the responsibility of the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature, Management and Fisheries of the Netherlands, set up, 8 Jan 1996, The Hague (Netherlands). Permanent Secretariat established 17 July 2000, Bonn (Germany). Integrated in United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment).

Aims

Based on the fundamental principles of the Agreement, parties shall: take measures to conserve migratory waterbirds, giving special attention to endangered species and to those with unfavourable status; protect endangered migratory waterbird species in the Agreement area by strict legal protection; ensure sustainability of any use of migratory waterbirds; identify sites and habitats and encourage their protection, management, rehabilitation and restoration; develop and maintain programmes to raise awareness and understanding of migratory waterbird conservation issues.

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 11 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with 11 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 74 countries
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Subjects *

  • Biosciences
    • Evolution and Species
  • Birds, Mammals
    • Birds
  • Geography
    • Wild
  • Societal Problems
    • Protection
    • Endangered Species
  • Law
    • Agreements
  • Conservation
    • Conservation

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

UIA Org ID

E3603

Last News Received

6. Jan 2015
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