behalf of his government, the Ambassador of Poland, H.E.
Mr Andrzej Byrt, signed the Aquatic Warbler Memorandum of
Understanding (MoU) on 13 July. He stressed that this is
a small but important component of the endeavours under
CMS to help rescue important resources for mankind for this
and future generations. He mentioned that he himself has
experienced the destruction of nature in Poland, Germany
and other countries which, in this dimension, certainly
does not further the conservation and sustainable utilisation
With the signature of Poland, 11 of the 15
Range States have now signed the MoU. With the recently
established small Secretariat of BirdLife Belarus, we are
on the right path in securing the start of the implementation
of this MoU. The CMS Secretariat will also endeavour to
attract the signatures of the remaining Range States which
have not yet signed.