The following organisations currently support AFRING:

Animal Demography Unit (ADU)

The Animal Demography Unit is part of the Department of Zoology at the University of Cape Town. It’s mission is to contribute to the understanding of bird populations, especially population dynamics, and thus provide input to their conservation. This is achieved through mass participation projects, long-term monitoring, innovative statistical modelling and population-level interpretation of results. The emphasis is on the curation, analysis, publication and dissemination of data.

For more information please visit the: ADU Website

Southern African Bird Ringing Unit (SAFRING)

The Southern African Bird Ringing Unit (SAFRING) administers bird ringing in Southern Africa, supplying rings, ringing equipment and services to volunteer and professional ringers in South Africa and neighbouring countries. All ringing records are curated by SAFRING, which is an essential arm of the Animal Demography Unit.

For more information please visit the: SAFRING Website

African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement (AEWA)

The African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) is an intergovernmental treaty developed under the auspices of the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) dedicated to the conservation of migratory waterbirds in the African-Eurasian region. The Agreement covers 255 species of birds ecologically dependent on wetlands for at least part of their annual cycle. The treaty covers a large geographic area, including Europe, parts of Asia, Canada, the Middle East and Africa. Over half of the 118 countries found in this area have become Contracting Parties to the International Agreement.

For more information please visit the: AEWA Website

The European Commission

The European Commission is the main executive body of the European Union, an economic and political partnership between European states. The Environment Directorate-General of the Commission initiates and defines new environmental legislation and ensures that agreed measures are put into practice in the EU Member States.

For more information please visit the: EC DG Environment Website


AFRING is supported with funding from UNEP/AEWA and the European Union:African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) European Commission DG Environment (EC DG Environment)
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