Contact details

Tom Langendoen

Technical Officer

Biodiversity Programme

African-Eurasian Waterbird Monitoring Partnership

The African-Eurasian Waterbird Monitoring Partnership, a coalition of 80+ organisations involved in waterbird monitoring and management. The Partnership supports the development of national monitoring systems and improvement of monitoring information available for internationally important population size and trend estimates. The data gathered by the Partnership is made accessible through various information services such as the AEWA Conservation Status Reports, the Waterbird Population Estimates and the Critical Site network Tool. 

The partnership consists of:

  • National agencies responsible for the management of waterbird populations;
  • Over 80 organisations that coordinate the International Waterbird Census nationally;
  • Representatives of the Wetlands International/IUCN SSC Specialist Groups;
  • Representatives of Members of Wetlands International;
  • Organisations that coordinate complementary monitoring schemes or capacity building programmes.


The Strategic Working Group that steers the Partnership is made up of:


Dr. Johan Mooij (Member Delegate for Germany), Wetlands International Members Representative and Chairman.

Laura Dami (Tour du Valat), Mediterranean Waterbird Monitoring Programme

Chas Holt representative of the British Trust for Ornithology-BTO

Cy Griffin, representatives of the Federation of Associations for Hunting and Conservation of the EU - FACE

Jean-Yves Mondain-Monval representative of the Office National de la Chasse et de la Faune Sauvage - ONCFS

John Musina (National Museum of Kenya), African National Coordinator Representative

Lincoln Fishpool representative of BirdLife International

Marko Šćiban (Bird Protection and Study Society of Serbia), Europe & Central Asia National Coordinator Representative

Sergey Dereliev representative of the African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement - AEWA

Marc van Rooman (SOVON Vogelonderzoek Nederland), special counts of intertidal mudflats in Africa & Middle East, Wadden Sea Flyway Initative.

Richard Hearn  (Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust-WWT), WI/IUCN SSC Specialist Group representative

Verena Keller (Schweizerische Vogelwarte), representative of the European Bird Census Council - EBCC

Stefan Ferger (Euronatur), Adriatic Flyway programme 

Currently the following institutions provide dedicated financial support to the coordination of the African-Eurasian Waterbird Census:

Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications (Switzerland)

We also depend upon the support and coooperation of our national coordinators and their organisations. For more information on the national coordinators of the African-Eurasian region, please visit the National Coordinators page.