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The AEWA Red-breasted Goose 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 Red-breasted Goose International Working Group

The AEWA Red-breasted Goose International Working Group (RBG IWG) was convened by the UNEP/AEWA Secretariat in 2012 and consists of appointed representatives from the 5 countries identified as key range states for the species in the Single Species Action Plan for the Red-breasted Goose. Each range state has been requested to designate two representatives to the group: one national focal point representing a government organization 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 Red-breasted Goose conservation measures in their respective countries.

In addition, the range states have confirmed the following international organizations as observers to the Working Group: BirdLife International, the Federation of Associations for Hunting and Conservation of the European Union (FACE), Wetlands International and the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT). The observers to the group provide valuable advice and expertise to the range states as well as the UNEP/AEWA Secretariat - both during the meetings of the Working Group and in the inter-sessional periods.

The work of the group is guided by Terms of Reference which were adopted at the 1st Working Group Meeting which took place in 2014 in Kavarna, Bulgaria.