New Action Plan for Seabirds, Eurasian Curlew, Grey Crowned Crane, Long-tailed Duck, Northern Bald Ibis, Shoebill and Taiga Bean Goose Adopted
NEW YORK, United States of America, November 16, 2015
The Sixth Session of the Meeting of the Parties (MOP6) to the UNEP- administered Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) held from 9 – 14 November at the United Nations Campus in Bonn concluded in Bonn on Saturday following a week of negotiations.
In total 22 resolutions including action plans for priority species including highly threatened seabirds and guidelines for the sustainable use of waterbirds were adopted as part of a set of concrete conservation actions which will benefit migratory waterbirds across Africa and Eurasia for the coming years.
Migratory waterbirds such as storks, ducks, geese as well as the African Penguin are especially vulnerable to a wide range of threats along their often long migration routes across Africa and Eurasia.
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)