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WOW partnership renews commitment to protect migratory waterbirds and their habitats

Mon, 21/06/2010
Key organisations from the Wings Over Wetlands project partnership, representing the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, the African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement (AEWA), Wetlands International and BirdLife International signed a historic collaborative agreement to redouble their efforts to conserve migratory waterbird species and their critical habitats in Africa and Eurasia.

International Waterbird Symposium in The Hague celebrates 15 years of flyway conservation in action

Mon, 14/06/2010
The 15th Anniversary of the African-Eurasian Migratoy Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) will is being celebrated at an International Symposium being hosted by the Government of the Netherlands in The Hague, where AEWA was concluded on 16 June 1995 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Walking with Nature Iraq by Richard Porter

Thu, 03/06/2010
Wednesday 2 June and the fifth day of Nature Iraq’s (BirdLife Partner) bird conservation programme for Iraqi biologists. Hot with a noon temperature of 38 degrees. We’re clambering on rocky slopes leading up to magnificent cliffs that look down on the ancient city of Sulimaniyah some 10 kms to the west...

New WOW Publication Showcases 'Flyway Conservation at Work - Across Africa and Eurasia'

Wed, 24/03/2010
The third annual newsletter of the Wings Over Wetlands (WOW) UNEP-GEF African-Eurasian Fly

Born to Travel - Video

Thu, 09/04/2009
Born to Travel Video. BirdLife's Flyways Campaign.

Migratory Soaring Birds project - video

Thu, 09/04/2009
UNDP-GEF BirdLife Migratory Soaring Birds project. Music by British Sea Power.

Bird migrations set to increase - Video

Thu, 09/04/2009
BBC interview with BirdLife scientists Dr Stuart Butchart.

Saving the Sociable Lapwing - Video

Thu, 09/04/2009
BirdLife Preventing Extinctions Programme interview with Species Guardians of the Sociable Lapwing - Dr Rob Sheldon (RSPB, BirdLife in the UK), and Andreas Pittl (Swarovski Optik).