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Fifth Session of the Meeting of the Parties (MOP 5) to the African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement (AEWA)

14-18 May 2012 | La Rochelle, France

Highlights for Friday, 18 May 2012

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AEWA MOP5AEWA MOP 5 convened for its final day in La Rochelle, France, on Friday, 18 May 2012.

During the morning, delegates convened in plenary and adopted resolutions on: the budget; implementation of AEWA International Implementation Tasks (2009-2016); AEWA’s contribution to delivering the Aichi biodiversity targets; clarifications on the definition of disturbance; and support for reinforcing capacities with a view to improving laws and policies in favor of waterbirds.
They also adopted resolutions on, among other things: national reports and online reporting; the communication strategy; amendments to the AEWA Action Plan; international single species action plans; conservation guidelines; long-term structural funding for the International Waterbird Census; and the African Initiative. MOP 5 also adopted the African Initiative Five-year Plan of Action.

During the afternoon, delegates reviewed and adopted the report of the meeting. No decision was made on the venue of MOP 6; participants agreed to delegate this matter to the Standing Committee. MOP 5 Chair Paul Delduc (France) gaveled the meeting to a close at 4:19pm.

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Morning Plenary
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Bert Lenten, CMS Deputy Executive Secretary

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Øystein Størkersen, Norway, Chair of the Finance and Administrative Working Group

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Malta Qwathekana, South Africa, Chair of the Scientific and Technical Working Group

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Peter Pouplier, EU

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Bourama Neagate, Mali

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Faouzi Khelil, Tunisia

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Akankwasah Barirega, Uganda

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David Stroud, UK Joint Nature Conservation Committee

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Ohad Hatzofe, Israel

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Abdou Kane, Senegal

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Paul Delduc, AEWA MOP 5 Chair

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Sergey Dereliev, AEWA Secretariat

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Group photo after MOP 5 closed.
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Around the Meeting

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Delegates from the Russian Federation.

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Coffee break.

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Cycling is a popular sport in France.
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*Session website
*Session documents
*Session provisional annotated agenda and schedule
*Draft resolutions prepared by the Standing Committee
*Information documents
*Excursion page

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*IISD RS coverage of AEWA MOP4, 15-19 September 2008, Antananarivo, Madagascar
*IISD RS coverage of CMS COP 8, 20-25 November 2005, UN Environment Programme (UNEP) headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya
*IISD RS coverage of CMS COP 7 and AEWA MOP2, 18-24 September 2002, Bonn, Germany
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