A new Initiative has been formed to build capacity and strengthen the coordination of the conservation of water birds and their habitats in Africa. At the Fourth Meeting of the Parties to the African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement AEWA in Antananarivo, Madagascar, September 2008, delegates agreed on the development of a new international plan of action for Africa which will include proposals for priority areas for the conservation of migratory waterbirds and their habitats in Africa. A number of reports presented at the meeting highlight the need to increase conservation efforts for waterbirds in Africa. Among others the fourth edition of theConservation Status Report (CSR4) highlights that Africa holds the highest proportion ofpopulations of waterbirds recognised as being Globally Threatened.
Among others delegates to the meeting noted that many AEWA Range States in Africa lack the expertise and finances to provide adequate conservation responses to the impacts of climate change on migratory waterbirds and called for the mobilization of resources and better cooperation and exchange of information among African Range States for the conservation of migratory species of waterbirds and their habitats in Africa.
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Updated on 11/3/2008 2:01:26 PM.