The Coordinating Unit of the Raptors MoU is pleased to announce the successful completion of a Fieldwork Capacity Building Project to support the conservation of migratory Egyptian Vultures of the Balkan Region on their wintering grounds in Ethiopia, Sudan and Chad. The Fieldwork Capacity Building Project was focused on training a small number of local African ornithologists to undertake surveys of Egyptian Vultures in their own countries.
Bonn, 7 April 2014 - CMS is holding a workshop of national representatives and scientific councillors in Guácimo, Costa Rica from 9-11, April 2014 in the light of new information published on climate change.
Bonn, 7 April 2014 – several intrepid members of the CMS and AEWA Secretariats took part in the annual Bonn Marathon on Sunday, 6 April with three individuals running in the half marathon and three teams of four participating in the team race over the full 42-kilometre distance.
The Plan of Action to Address Bird Trapping along the Mediterranean Coasts of Egypt and Libya went public today together with the launch of the freshly-developed website for the International Task Force, established to ensure its effective implementation. The Plan of Action (PoA) was developed in advance of the coordination meeting on bird trapping in Egypt and Libya, convened by the UNEP/AEWA Secretariat on 29 November 2013 at the UN Campus in Bonn, Germany, where it was revised.
The second draft of the Saker Falcon Global Action Plan (SakerGAP) was launched for public consultation on World Wildlife Day on 3 March 2014. Comments on the SakerGAP should be submitted by 30 April 2014.
Bonn, 29 March 2014 - The Migratory Landbirds Study Group (MLSG) was launched at an inaugural meeting “Migratory landbirds: research, monitoring and conservation” in Wilhelmshaven (Germany) on the 26-28 March 2014.