David Stroud made Honorary Patron of AEWA

4 December 2018

Today in Durban, South Africa, at the African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement (AEWA), MoP7, David Stroud MBE, JNCC's Senior Ornithological Adviser was declared Honorary Patron.  This is the highest accolade the Treaty can bestow and has only been awarded once previously.

David Stroud AEWA Honorary Patron









Marcus Yeo, CEO of JNCC - 'David is a remarkable individual whose enthusiasm and expertise are apparent to anyone who has met him. I’m delighted that his contribution to international bird conservation has been recognised by AEWA. It’s a richly deserved reward for all that he has done over many years'.


David Stroud has been part of the bedrock of AEWA since its inception.  He has contributed widely to the development and implementation of the Agreement with involvement across the board in all aspects of its work.  David actively participated in the work of the AEWA Technical Committee and has chaired many working groups over the years.

As the JNCC’s senior ornithologist, David has played a major role in many national and international bodies involved in wetland and waterbird conservation, for instance, the Ramsar Convention and Bonn Convention. 

David received the first AEWA Waterbird Conservation Award in 2005 recognizing his significant contribution towards long-term conservation and sustainable use of waterbirds in the African-Eurasian region.


Full AEWA press release

YouTube video of the award presentation