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AEWA Single Species Action Plans

Coordinating Conservation Along the Flyway

AEWA Single Species Action Plans are a tool used to set conservation goals for the populations of selected waterbird species listed under the Agreement and to coordinate conservation efforts in all range states along the flyway. Although only AEWA Contracting Parties are formally obligated to implement the adopted Single Species Action Plans, in practice the plans apply to all principal range states within the particular species' migration routes - whether they have yet become a Party to the Agreement or not. This approach aims at ensuring that coordination of conservation efforts along the flyway occurs, with the aim to make the conservation of a species as effective as possible along its entire range.

The AEWA International Single Species Action Plan for the Sociable Lapwing was adopted by the AEWA Parties in France in 2012. In addition to the general framework for conservation efforts provided by the AEWA Action Plan for the Sociable Lapwing, range states are also encouraged to adopt National Action Plans for the species.

For more information on other Single Species Action Plans adopted under AEWA, please visit the AEWA website.

Sociable Lapwing Working Group meeting
At the Syria Conference in 2011