The Flyway Training Kit
The new Flyway Training Kit is a one-of-a-kind resource in flyway-scale conservation and represents an important step towards meeting core strategic objectives of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands and AEWA. This innovative conservation tool by Wetlands International and partners is designed to build capacity to plan, implement, monitor and engage in effective flyway-scale conservation of migratory waterbirds and wetland habitats in Africa and Eurasia.
The result of a broad collaborative effort among many donors, partners and training institutes across the African-Eurasian region, the Flyway Training Kit will be available in English, French, Arabic and Russian. The package includes three modules with example-rich text, case studies and exercises, presented in a flexible ring-bound format and supported by a comprehensive set of PowerPoint presentations, as well as accompanying CDs with a range of supporting material. The kit is designed to assist in targeted trainings that can be customized by topic as they relate to flyway conservation, wetland management and migratory waterbird conservation.
Launch of the Flyway Training Kit
This innovative Flyway Training Kit for waterbird conservation was launched at the side event presentation on the fringes of the fourteenth meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity's Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA-14) at the UNEP Premises in Nairobi, Kenya.
Dr. George Owiti from the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) Training Institute officially presented the very first copies of the Flyway Training Kit to the representatives of The GEF (Global Environment Facility), the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany and to the Secretariat of the UNEP-administered African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement (AEWA), who have all invested significant resources into the Wetlands International-led Wings over Wetlands (WOW) project and to the conservation of migratory waterbirds and their critical habitats.
Copyright 2010 Wings Over Wetlands (WOW) Partnership. Any part of this Training Kit may be copied, used or adapted for purposes of training and awareness-raising for wetland and waterbird conservation, providing the sources are referenced, and the relevant authors and photographers properly acknowledged.
Flyway Training Kit: Dodman, T. & Boere, G.C. (eds.) 2010. The Flyway Approach to the Conservation and Wise Use of Waterbirds and Wetlands: A Training Kit. Wings Over Wetlands Project, Wetlands International and BirdLife International, Ede, The Netherlands.