EU approved new International Aquatic Warbler
Species Action Plan.
International Species Action Plan for the Aquatic Warbler (AW SAP)
was placed for downloading on
the EU Commission's website.
International had been contracted by the EU Commission to revise the
EU Aquatic Warbler Action Plan dating from 1996. On their behalf,
RSPB, OTOP and the BirdLife International Aquatic Warbler
Conservation Team took on the task to coordinate the revision of
this plan. Besides updating the old 1996 EU Plan, the process also
offered the chance to merge the EU plan with the second existing
International Species Action Plan for this species, the 2003 plan,
which forms the basis of the CMS Memorandum of Understanding (AW MoU)
signed by most of the species’ range states.
approved new EU SAP is covering all range states, including non-EU
countries. The same document is planned for being accepted as CMS
Plan during the next meeting of signatory states to the MoU in May
2010 in Poland.
For more information contact: Lars Lachmann,
Country Programmes Officer, The RSPB