34 Pace Envtl. L. Rev. 1 (2016-2017)

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                          ARTICLE




        Migratory Waterbird Conservation
    at the   Flyway Level: Distilling the Added
         Value of AEWA in Relation to the
                   Ramsar Convention



                         MELISSA  LEWIS*




    I.   INTRODUCTION

    For  millennia, the natural phenomenon   of bird migration has
provided  humans  with  inspiration, sustenance, recreation, and a
variety of ecological benefits.i While arguably  the  most visible
group  of migratory species, the astonishing distances covered by
many  migratory  birds results in them also being one of the most



    * PhD Researcher, Tilburg University, the Netherlands; Honorary Research
Fellow, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa; Environmental Law Expert,
Technical Committee of the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian
Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA). The author would like to thank Arie Trouwborst
and Jonathan Verschuuren for their comments on drafts of this article. Special
thanks are also owed to members of the AEWA Secretariat and Technical
Committee (especially Mikko Alhainen, Nicola Crockford, Pierre Defos du Rau,
Sergey Dereliev, Evelyn Moloko, Szabolcs Nagy and David Stroud), as well as to
Kees Bastmeijer, Gerard Boere, Ed Couzens, Jennifer Dubrulle, Floor Fleurke,
Eduardo  Gallo-Cajiao, Royal Gardner, Tim Jones and Antje Neumann,
conversations with whom were enormously valuable in writing this piece. Finally,
the author would like to thank the editors of the Pace Environmental Law Review
for their patient and thorough editing of the article. All opinions expressed by the
author are her own and should not be interpreted as official positions of any of
the Agreement's bodies, and any errors or oversights are the sole responsibility of
the author. The article is a component of a broader PhD project being undertaken
at Tilburg University.
    1. See generally ROBERT BOARDMAN, THE INTERNATIONAL POLITICS OF BIRD
CONSERVATION: BIODIVERSITY, REGIONALISM AND GLOBAL GOVERNANCE 1-5 (2006).


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