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

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1999-11 Cape Town South Africa


Established at 1st Meeting of Parties, Nov 1999, Cape Town (South Africa), following entry into force of T-XT9585 - African-Eurasian Migratory /Water Bird/ Agreement (AEWA), an Agreement under the T-XT7971 - 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 E-XE4161 - UNEP.


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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