Florian Keil works as Information Officer at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) administered African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement (UNEP/AEWA), based in Bonn, Germany. AEWA is an international wildlife treaty developed under the auspices of the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) dedicated to the conservation of migratory waterbirds along the African-Eurasian Flyways. Since joining the AEWA Secretariat in September 2005, Florian has been responsible for implementing AEWA's Communication Strategy and for the overall communication and public awareness raising work conducted by the Agreement. One of his main task's has been to initiate and coordinate the annual World Migratory Bird Day (www.worldmigratorybirdday.org) campaign, a global awareness-raising campaign, which is celebrated around the world on the second weekend each May.
In addition, Florian was also the Communications Officer for the Wings Over Wetlands (WOW) African-Eurasian Flyways Project (www.wingsoverwetlands.org), one of the largest international wetland and waterbird conservation projects ever carried out in the African-Eurasian region. The UNEP-GEF project ran from 2006 to 2010 and was one of the first flyway-scale GEF projects, spanning the full range of countries covered by AEWA.
Florian joined the AEWA Secretariat as Junior Professional Officer (sponsored by Germany). He holds a Bachelor (BA) in International Relations from Brown University (USA) and a Master's degree (MA) in Media Studies from the University of Bonn (Germany).