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Training in the reception of the visitors of the protected areas in Africa Print

The example of Senegal

The Langue de Barbarie National Park (PNLB), the Djoudj Bird Park (PNOD) and the Guembeul Fauna Reserve

October 24 – 28, 2011

This training of 12 trainees in the reception of the visitors of the protected areas in Senegal was organized within the scope of the convention concluded between OMPO and an Italian development aid structure: CISV (Comunità Impegno Servizio Volontariato). Having no trainers specialized in ecoguiding, CISV entrusted OMPO with the training of agents mastering the problems  related to their sites.



World Migratory Bird Day 12 – 13 May 2012 Print


The World Migratory Bird Day team is excited to present to you the 2012 website and poster!


Sustainable management of wetlands in transboundary context Print

Within the scope of the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Ramsar Convention, the Republic of Belarus being a Party to this Convention took an active part in commemorating this global event organizing an international conference in Minsk in October 2011.

5th Meeting of the Parties to AEWA (MOP5) Print

5th Meeting of the Parties to AEWA (MOP5)

14 – 18 May 2012, La Rochelle, France


On the invitation of the Government of France, the 5th Session of the Meeting of the Parties to AEWA (MOP5) will take place from 14 - 18 May 2012 in La Rochelle, a seaport and major conference center on the French Atlantic coast.

The theme for MOP5 will be “Migratory waterbirds and people – sharing wetlands”.

Three members of OMPO are currently working at the preparation of the event within the Organizing Committee established by the French Ministry of Ecology. The practical organization of MOP5 which is coupled with the World Migratory Bird Day (12-13 mai 2012), represents a lot of work and is a heavy responsibility as the representatives of the 64 contracting countries will be present; 350 to 400 participants are expected.

The work performed within the Technical Committee (see article above) is upstream, it is meant to validate and format files for consideration by the MOP.

10th Meeting of the AEWA Technical Committee Print

As Observer, OMPO participated in the 10th Meeting of the AEWA Technical Committee which took place from 12-16 September 2011 in Naivasha on the invitation of the Government of Kenya (Kenya Wildlife Service).

56 topics were examined among which species conservation status, Single Species Action Plans, draft Action Plan for Africa, disturbance, look-alike species, hunting harvest, global warming…

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