The Black-tailed Godwit and Eurasian Curlew are two iconic birds of wet grasslands (floodplain meadows, raised bogs, marshlands. Now they are both globally Near Threatened due to high mortality caused mainly by frequent and early moving of grasslands, food shortage, and predation.
International Single Species Action Plans were developed and adopted under the auspices of the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) in 2008 for the Black-tailed Godwit and in 2015 for the Eurasian Curlew. These plans are implemented with the coordination of their International Species Working Groups (ISWG). As the two species are facing similar problems and often co-habit the same areas, the two ISWGs have joined forces and will hold their first joint meeting on 17-19 August in Papenburg, Germany. Participants will review the progress on the implementation of both of the action plans, and develop new work plans for 2022-2025. They will also identify where there are opportunities for greater synergies between the two IWGs and their respective work plans.
For further information, please contact Mr. Erik Kleyheeg, coordinator of the Black-tailed Godwit International Working Group.