OMPO / European Institute for the Management of Wild Birds and their Habitats, is an international non-governmental scientific organization whose objectives are to study and contribute to the knowledge of migratory Palearctic birds throughout their range in Eurasia-Africa while ensuring opportunities for their management and sustainable use.

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World Migratory Bird Day Print

The World Migratory Bird Day Team is pleased to announce this year’s theme!

Migratory birds and people - together through time



Join us on 12th-13th May 2012 for World Migratory Bird Day

31st Standing Committee meeting of the Bern Convention Print


The Institute OMPO participated in this meeting held at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg from 29 November to 2 December.

Extensive menu among which should be mentioned: the work on the interpretation of Article 9 of the Berne Convention, a recommendation on illegal taking of birds in Europe and the development of the Network of areas of special conservation interest “Emerald Network”.

The follow-up of Recommendation No. 149 (2010) of the Standing Committee, on the eradication of the Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis) showed that the United-Kingdom and France successfully carried on eradication operations, reducing by more than half the number of wintering birds. Now efforts must be focused on The Netherlands.

Further information:

- The Web site of the Bern Convention:

Press Release Print

UN Wildlife Meeting Pushes to Make Power Lines Safer for Birds.

International Reports Address Impact of Power Lines on Migratory Birds, Offering Solutions to Avoid Collisions and Electrocution.

Bergen, 24 November 2011 – Two new international reports on the conflict between migratory birds and power lines in the African-Eurasian region are being presented to delegates at a UN wildlife conference taking place 20-25 November 2011 in Bergen, Norway.

World Wetlands Day Print

2 February each year is World Wetlands Day. This day marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea. Each year since 1997, the Ramsar Secretariat has provided materials so that government agencies, non-governmental organizations, conservation organizations, and groups of citizens can help raise public awareness about the importance and value of wetlands.


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