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The AEWA Black-tailed Godwit International Working Group

Introduction

So-called AEWA International Single Species Working Groups are being established under the framework of selected AEWA Single Species Action Plans. These Working Groups are the inter-governmental bodies responsible for coordinating and guiding the implementation of the International Single Species Action Plans, consisting of representatives from all range states covered by the Action Plan in question.

The AEWA Black-tailed Godwit International Working Group

The AEWA Black-tailed Godwit International Working Group (BtG IWG) was convened by the UNEP/AEWA Secretariat in 2011 and consists of appointed representatives from the 64 countries identified as range states for the species in the Single Species Action Plan for the Black-tailed Godwit. Each range state has been requested to designate two representatives to the group: one national focal point representing a government organisation or institution and one national expert who can also be from an NGO or research institution. The appointed representatives are subsequently expected to lead on the implementation of Black-tailed Godwit conservation measures in their respective countries.

The work of the group is guided by the draft Terms of Reference which needs to be adoptd by the BtG IWG.

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Regional IWG meeting NW-European breeding population

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Regional IWG Meeting Eastern European Breeding Population