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United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the voice for the environment in the United Nations system. It is an advocate, educator, catalyst and facilitator, promoting the wise use of the planet's natural assets for sustainable development.

Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) The CMS, also known as the Bonn Convention, aims to conserve terrestrial, aquatic and avian migratory species throughout their range. It is an intergovernmental treaty concluded under the aegis of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Since the Convention's entry into force, its membership has grown steadily to include 116 (as of 1 July 2011) Parties from Africa, Central and South America, Asia, Europe and Oceania.


CMS statement to mark World Migratory Bird Day 2013


African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) is an intergovernmental treaty developed under the CMS dedicated to the conservation of migratory waterbirds. The Agreement covers 255 species of birds, ecologically dependent on wetlands for at least part of their annual cycle. The treaty covers a large geographic area, including Europe, parts of Asia, Canada, the Middle East and Africa. So far 70 out of the 118 countries and the European Union (as of 1 June 2013) in this area have become Contracting Parties to the International Agreement.

BirdLife International is a global partnership of conservation organisations that strives to conserve birds, their habitats and global biodiversity. BirdLife International has long been committed to the conservation of migratory birds and the habitats upon which they depend. The BirdLife Partnership is engaged in migratory bird conservation at numerous scales, from projects focused on individual species or key sites, to broader policy and advocacy work to promote migratory species conservation, and involvement in flyway-scale projects.

Wetlands International is an independent, non-profit, global organisation, dedicated to the conservation and wise use of wetlands. Wetlands International works globally, regionally and nationally to achieve the conservation and wise use of wetlands, to benefit biodiversity and human well-being.


East Asian - Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP) - Launched in November 2006, the EAAFP is an informal and voluntary initiative, aimed at protecting migratory waterbirds, their habitat and the livelihoods of people dependent upon them. There are currently 29 partners including 15 countries, 3 intergovernmental agencies, 10 international non-government organisations and 1 international business sector. The EAAFP provides a framework for international cooperation, including: (1) development of a Flyway Site Network (for sites of international importance to migratory waterbirds), (2) collaborative activities to increase knowledge and raise awareness of migratory waterbirds along the flyway, and (3) building capacity for the sustainable management and conservation of migratory waterbird habitat along the flyway.

EAAFP statement to mark World Migratory Bird Day 2013

CIC (International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation)The International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (CIC ) is a politically independent advisory body, internationally active on a non-profit basis. The CIC's global community advocates sustainable hunting through its knowledge, networks and valued traditions to benefit people and conserve nature.

CIC is present in over 80 countries and is active in various fields such as the conservation and management of migratory birds, big game, tropical game and deals with environmental issues as well as promotes cultural inheritance. Membership consists of individuals, organizations engaged in hunting as well as governments mostly represented by the Ministry responsible for wildlife management. The CIC has gained global recognition as a unique and valuable advisor through its scientific expertise on nature and wildlife conservation issues.



The Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) and the African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) would like to thank the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) for their kind contribution to the World Migratory Bird Day 2013 campaign.





Become a Partner or Sponsor for 2013

Dedicated organisations interested in becoming Partners or Sponsors of World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) should contact:

Mr. Bert Lenten, Deputy Executive Secretary, Convention on Migratory Species (CMS).