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Single Species Action Plan for the Black-tailed Godwit

Coordinating Conservation Along the Flywaysingle species action


AEWA Single Species Action Plans are a tool used to set conservation goals for the populations of selected waterbird species listed under the Agreement and to coordinate conservation efforts in all range states along the flyway. Although only AEWA Contracting Parties are formally obligated to implement the adopted Single Species Action Plans, in practice the plans apply to all principal range states within the particular species' migration routes - whether they have yet become a Party to the Agreement or not. This approach aims at ensuring that coordination of conservation efforts along the flyway occurs, with the aim to make the conservation of a species as effective as possible along its entire range. For more information on other Single Species Action Plans adopted under AEWA, please visit the AEWA website.


The AEWA International Single Species Action Plan for the Black-tailed Godwit was adopted at the 4th Meeting of the AEWA Parties in Madagascar in 2008. In addition to the general framework for conservation efforts provided by the AEWA Action Plan for the Black-tailed Godwit, range states are also encouraged to adopt National Action Plans for the species. The goal of the action plan is to restore the Black-tailed Godwit to a favorable conservation status within the AEWA Agreement area by stopping and reversing the current population decline and range contraction. 


The Action Plan is to be updated in 2018. The updating process will be lead by the International Working Group. The overall coordination of the international implementation of the Action Plan is being led by the Black-tailed Godwit Coordinator currently based at the Dutch Minisry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation.


The UNEP/AEWA Secretariat has a limited number of printed Single Species Action Plans for the Conservation of the Black-tailed Godwit available in English. For more information, please contact the Working Group Coordinator.


Photo: Jankees Schwiebbe