African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) and Wetland Management

  • Robert J. McInnes
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The Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) is an intergovernmental treaty, which targets the conservation of migratory waterbirds and their habitats across Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia, Greenland, and the Canadian Archipelago. The agreement was developed under the framework of the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) and is administered by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). AEWA brings together countries and the wider international conservation community in an effort to establish coordinated conservation and management of migratory waterbirds throughout their entire migratory range.


International framework Waterbirds Flyway Migration 


  1. Boere GC. The history of the agreement on the conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds its development and implementation in the period 1985–2000, within the broader context of waterbird and wetlands conservation. Bonn: UNEP/AEWA Secretariat; 2010. 148p.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.RM Wetlands and Environment LtdLittleworthUK

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