Report reviews success of the 2022 East Atlantic Flyway Youth Forum
Encouraged by the experience at the first East Atlantic Flyway Youth Forum (EAFYF) held in 2021, the organising team from Youth Engaged in Wetlands, the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust, and the Wadden Sea Flyway Initiative organised a fundraising training for EAFYF 2022, building on the outcomes of the first forum. The aim was to increase the youths’ capacity to write successful grant proposals to raise money for their conservation projects. A progress report on the EAFYF 2022 and related activities has now been published.
HPAI outbreak in Sandwich terns in 2022
The breeding season of 2022 was characterised by a massive outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) among Sandwich terns (Thalasseus sandvicensis) in the North Sea region. In October 2022, the Common Wadden Sea Secretariat (CWSS) organized an online workshop to discuss the possible drivers of the outbreak, its consequences on Sandwich tern populations and future management options.
WSFI strategic framework 2022-2029
Celebration of World Migratory Bird Day in southern Benin
Celebration of World Migratory Bird Day at Tissana point, Sierra Leone
The Sierra Leone Nature Guides Association (SLNGA) celebrated World Migratory Bird Day in October 2022 by organising a birdwatching trip to Tissana point along the Youri Bay coastal reserve area. The aim of this initiative was to strengthen a new network of committed Nature tour guides, birdwatching lovers and nature clubs who were keen to share their passion with the locals, especially the young people.