4 July 2005. On the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of
the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Waterbirds
(AEWA), the German Federal Minister for Environment Mr.
Jürgen Trittin, inaugurated the exhibition "Impression
of travelling birds" at the Museum Koenig.
The UNEP/AEWA Secretariat, Museum Koenig, CMS' German BirdLife
partner NABU and animal artist Yves Fagniart with his watercolours
contributed to the exhibition.
Federal Minister, Dr. Gerard Boere one of the founding fathers
of the Waterbird Agreement, and CMS Executive Secretary
Mr. Robert Hepworth appreciated AEWA's achievements. Claiming
the protection of the “nomads of the air” the
Minister ensured German support for the Global Flyway project
to start this year.
AEWA is the fastest growing Agreement within the Convention
and counts 49 Parties to date. CMS has strongly supported
AEWA in developing a UNEP-GEF African Eurasian Flyway project
to conserve waterbirds on the ground in developing countries.
It is the single largest species project currently under
way under the CMS family of Agreements.
For more information:
held by Mr. Robert Hepworth, Executive Secretary of UNEP/CMS
on the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of AEWA (launching
of the exhibition „Impressions of Travelling Birds“)
/ Museum Koenig, 4 July 2005 (PDF Format)