Sergey Dereliev is the Technical Officer at the African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) - a UNEP backed international treaty dedicated to the conservation of migratory waterbirds which use the African-Eurasian Flyways, the main migration corridors in Africa and Eurasia.
As Technical Officer of AEWA - Sergey is responsible for the facilitation of the work of the Technical Committee as well as in the development of programmes and related projects. He provides scientific and technical input, particularly with relation to Management Plans and Species Action Plans.
Sergey graduated from the University of Sofia, Bulgaria with an MSc in Biology. After being involved in conservation work as a volunteer, he started work as a local officer at the BSPB (Birdlife Bulgaria) in Varna. He was subsequently responsible for project management there as well as at the Bulgarian-Swiss Biodiversity Conservation Programme.
He then went on to take up the challenging role as Regional Assistant for Europe at the Ramsar Convention Secretariat (Switzerland). Before moving to the AEWA Secretariat in Bonn, Germany in 2004, Sergey worked as Conservation Director for the BSPB (Birdlife Bulgaria).
Sergey's field of expertise includes waterbird surveys, monitoring and conservation, wetland management planning and implementation and reedbed management. He takes a special interest in geese, particularly the Red-breasted Goose as well as in the migration of soaring birds and winter ecology of waterbirds. Sergey has been active in a number of Task Force and Specialist Groups. He is fluent in English and Russian and his mother tongue is Bulgarian.