Wings of Wetlands Project Successfully Concluded

Dr Gerard Boere © Nikolas Pankau UNEP/AEWABonn, 17 January 2011 - Wings over Wetlands (WOW), the largest flyway conservation project of its kind ever undertaken in the African-Eurasian region has come to a successful conclusion.

The project, funded through the Global Environment Facility (GEF), was implemented over the period 2006-10 by a consortium including the African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement (AEWA), the largest Agreement so far concluded under the auspices of CMS. The other partners included Wetlands International, BirdLife International, the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN), the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, UNOPS, UNEP World Conservation and Monitoring Centre (UNEP/WCMC) and a range of other donors and local partners along the African-Eurasian Flyway.

Enduring products of the project will be the Flyways Training Kit and the Critical Sites Network Tool, but in the opinion of Gerard Boere, the Chair of the Steering Committee, WOW’s greatest success has in all probability been the high level of cooperation and partnership in its multi-institutional and international team working at all levels of the project and across Africa and Eurasia.

Related Links:

Flyways Training Kit

Critical Sites Network Tool

To read Dr Boere’s statement in full on the WOW website, click here

Last updated on 23 April 2018