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Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) 

The Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (also known as CMS or Bonn Convention) aims to conserve terrestrial, marine and avian migratory species throughout their range.

African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) 

The Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) aims to maintain or restore populations of waterbird species in the Africa-Eurasia region at a favorable conservation status.


United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) 

UNEP is the voice for the environment within the United Nations system. UNEP's mission is to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment.


Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) 

The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) aims to conserve biological diversity, ensure sustainable use of the components of biological diversity and ensure fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources.

Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention) 

The Ramsar Convention aims to ensure the conservation and wise use of all wetlands through local and national actions and international cooperation, as a contribution towards achieving sustainable development throughout the world.

International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) 

Coordinated by Environment for the Americas, IMBD raises awareness of migratory bird conservation in the Americas. It was created in 1993 by visionaries at the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center and the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology.

BirdLife International 

BirdLife International is a global partnership of conservation organizations that strives to conserve birds, their habitats and global biodiversity.

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) 

IUCN is the world's largest conservation network with the mission to influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature.

International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (CIC) 

The International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (CIC) is a politically independent advisory body which aims to preserve wild game and hunting. The mission of CIC is to promote, on a global scale, sustainable hunting as a tool for conservation, while building on valued traditions.

Wetlands International 

Wetlands International is an international NGO dedicated to the conservation and wise use of wetlands. They work regionally, nationally and internationally to achieve the conservation and wise use of wetlands.