Wings Over Wetlands launches new Web site
WOW Web site launched - helps highlight African-Eurasian flyway initiative
Bonn/Cambridge/Gland/Wageningen, 2 April 2008 - Launched today, the Web site of the Wings Over Wetlands (WOW) Project at http://www.wingsoverwetlands.org/ gives a fresh insight into the many activities currently underway in this largest international wetland and waterbird conservation initiative ever in the African-Eurasian region.
The new Web site hosted by Wetlands International gives visitors a quick overview and first impression of the different components of the project. In addition to providing information on the Critical Site Network (CSN) Tool and a customised Flyway Training Module being developed under the project, it contains pages for each of the 11 conservation projects currently being carried out on the ground in 12 different countries in the AEWA region.
The Wings Over Wetlands project will help foster international collaboration along the African-Eurasian flyways, build capacity for monitoring and conservation, and demonstrate best practice in the conservation and wise use of wetlands in these 12 selected countries.
The WOW Project is a unique partnership of organisations involved in the conservation of waterbirds and their wetland habitats. It is a collaborative effort between Wetlands International and BirdLife International, with the support from the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and UNEP/GEF. WOW supports the implementation of both the African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) and the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands.
The Project is sponsored by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) through the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the German Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, the AEWA Secretariat and several other donors.
The Web site was developed by the Communication Officer of the Project in close cooperation with the Project Coordination Unit and the Communications team at Wetlands International. For comments and/or suggestions on the Web site please contact: Florian Keil at firstname.lastname@example.org or + 49 228 8152451