Gorssel, The Netherlands, in December 2010 - Reminding you all - but now for the last time! - more than a decade has passed since the first Meeting of the Parties (MOP) of AEWA in Cape Town, South Africa. It was there that the Dutch Government, the AEWA Interim Secretariat and Wetlands International (WI) held preliminary discussions on a possible GEF project to support AEWA activities. That meeting gave rise to the now widely known Wings Over Wetlands (WOW) project. Since its inception in 2006 the WOW project has been making remarkable progress in changing the conservation landscape for migratory waterbirds, throughout the African-Eurasian region.
Ede, 7 January 2011 - The further development of one of the WOW Project’s main products - the ‘Critical Site Network (CSN)’ Tool – has not stopped after the launch of a consultation version of the tool at the 15th Anniversary Symposium of AEWA in June 2010. In December 2010, a new version was released which has not only corrected some bugs, but also sports some exciting new features.