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Wadden Sea Flyway Initiative to work more closely with MBP

wadden sea logoAt the recent AEWA MOP6, the Wadden Sea Flyway Initiative (WSFI) held a one-day workshop Strengthening cooperation and World Heritage sites along the East Atlantic Flyway in Africa, to which we were invited. At the event, it was agreed that WSFI would find it useful to work more closely with the MBP network, which is great news. The WSFI has been actively supporting monitoring, capacity building and site management along the East Atlantic Flyway in Africa, along with other partners in the region. MBP is particularly interested in working together to develop links with wetland centres in West Africa, and to support capacity building through better communication, sharing of best practice and providing shared resources.

The Wadden Sea World Heritage Site is shared by Germany, the Netherlands and Denmark, and has a strong link with West Africa thanks to the migratory birds that they share (it has around to 6 million birds at certain times of the year!) The aims of the Wadden Sea Flyway Initiative are to support the conservation of migratory waterbirds in the region, to obtain more detailed monitoring data and to develop a long-term perspective for the cooperation of the Wadden Sea with countries along the whole flyway. We look forward to working with the WSFI, and for more information on WSFI.

Please contact Gerold Lüerßen, Common Wadden Sea Secretariat: Tel: +49 4421 9108 16

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