Bonn, 26 May 2008 – Despite strong competition from many other parallel side events at the ninth Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP9), the side event “Migratory Birds – Ambassadors for Biodiversity”, organized by the AEWA Secretariat in close collaboration with the WOW Project Partnership attracted considerable interest. Over 40 COP participants found their way to the Ministry of Transport outside the main conference venue, where the lunch-time side event took place. [ read on ]
19 - 30 May 2008 - The ninth Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP9) is currently underway in Bonn, Germany. The WOW Project team is using the conference as an opportunity to present the project to the 5000+ international delegates attending the meeting. In addition to being present with new displays and publications at several WOW Partner exhibition stands for the duration of the conference, a dedicated WOW side event is being organised to highlight the project and in particular the Critical Sites Network (CSN) Tool.
The HNWCC in Nguru, Northern Nigeria has been fully renovated, its office and accommodation facilities upgraded, and provided with state-of-the art IT and communication equipment. After a period of reduced activity, the centre is now fully active again and run by a permanent team of four NCF (Nigerian Conservation Foundation) staff, now reachable through a satellite internet connection on site. In the framework of the WOW project, the NCF team is working with local community groups, local authorities and national research institutions on a wide range of programmes on wise use of wetlands and conservation of migratory waterbirds.