Fourth Meeting of Signatories (MOS4) of the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation and Management of the Middle-European Population of the Great Bustard (Otis tarda)

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The Fourth Meeting of Signatories (MOS4) of the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation and Management of the Middle-European Population of the Great Bustard (Otis tarda) will take place on 14-15 March 2018 in Bad Belzig, Brandenburg, Germany, back to back with an international scientific symposium on 12-13 March 2018.

The meeting is generously supported by contributions from the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety of Germany (BMUB) and the Ministry of Rural Development, Environment and Agriculture Brandenburg (MLUL).  It will be co-organized by the CMS Secretariat and the Brandenburg State Office for Environment (LfU) with support from the Society for the Protection of Great Bustard e.V. (Förderverein Großtrappenschutz).

The MOS4 will discuss the progress in the conservation and management of the Middle-European Great Bustard population and adopt several important guidelines. The meeting will also provide the opportunity to Range States for signing the MOU, and thereby participating in the process to broaden and improve the cross-border conservation of the Great Bustard in central Europe.

For more information on documents, signature procedure, registration formalities and funding-related questions, please contact Mr Tilman Schneider at

For the Scientific Symposium, local logistics and field trip, please contact Dr. Torsten Langgemach at

You can register for this meeting until 26 January 2018.

12 Mar 2018 to 15 Mar 2018
OrganizerUNEP/CMS Secretariat
CoorganizerBrandenburg State Bird Conservation Centre
CMS InstrumentCMS, Middle-European Great Bustard
CityBad Belzig

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Number Title Files
UNEP/CMS/GB/MOS4/Doc.3.1/Rev.2 Provisional Agenda (as of 26 February 2018)
UNEP/CMS/GB/MOS4/Doc.3.2 Provisional Annotated Agenda and Meeting Shedule
UNEP/CMS/GB/MOS4/Doc.3.3 List of Documents
UNEP/CMS/GB/MOS4/Doc.4.1 Report of the Secretariat
UNEP/CMS/GB/MOS4/Doc.6.2 Updated Draft of the international Single Species Action Plan for the Western Palaearctic Population of the Great Bustard
UNEP/CMS/GB/MOS4/Doc.6.3 Draft Medium Term International Work Programme on the Conservation and Management of the Middle European Population of the Great Bustard (2018 - 2023)
UNEP/CMS/GB/MOS4/Doc.6.4.1 Guidelines for monitoring of population parameters of Great Bustard and the effects of management measures
UNEP/CMS/GB/MOS4/Doc.6.4.2 Guidelines for best practice on mitigating impacts of infrastructure development and afforestation on the Great Bustard
UNEP/CMS/GB/MOS4/Doc.6.4.3 Draft Guidelines on Measures to Secure the Successful Wintering of Great Bustards
UNEP/CMS/GB/MOS4/Doc.6.4.5 Draft Study of the Different Agri-Environmental Schemes for the Benefit of the Great Bustard (Otis tarda)
UNEP/CMS/GB/MOS4/Doc.6.4.6 Guidelines for capturing and radio-tracking Great Bustards
UNEP/CMS/GB/MOS4/Doc.6.4.7 Guidelines for Reinforcement and Reintroduction of the Great Bustard Otis tarda
UNEP/CMS/GB/MOS4/Doc.9 MOU Coordination
Number Title Files
UNEP/CMS/GB/MOS4/Inf.1 Report of the First Meeting of the Signatory States (Illmitz, Austria, 17-18 September 2004)
UNEP/CMS/GB/MOS4/Inf.2 Report of the Second Meeting of the Signatories (Feodosia, Crimea, Ukraine, 9-12 November 2008)
UNEP/CMS/GB/MOS4/Inf.3.1 Report of the Third Meeting of the Signatories (Szarvas, Hungary, 8-12 April 2013)
UNEP/CMS/GB/MOS4/Inf.3.2 Report of the Third Meeting of Signatories - Annex 1 (Agenda)
UNEP/CMS/GB/MOS4/Inf.3.11 Report of the Third Meeting of Signatories - Annex 10 (Amending Protocol)
UNEP/CMS/GB/MOS4/Inf.4 Status of Signatures to the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation and Management of the Middle-European Population of the Great Bustard
UNEP/CMS/GB/MOS4/Inf.5 List of officially Designated National Contact Points
UNEP/CMS/GB/MOS4/Inf.6.1 National Report from Germany
UNEP/CMS/GB/MOS4/Inf.6.2 National Report from Slovakia
UNEP/CMS/GB/MOS4/Inf.6.3 National Report from Czech Republic
UNEP/CMS/GB/MOS4/Inf.6.4 National Report from Ukraine
UNEP/CMS/GB/MOS4/Inf.6.5 National Report from Croatia
UNEP/CMS/GB/MOS4/Inf.6.6 National Report from Romania
UNEP/CMS/GB/MOS4/Inf.6.7 National Report from Hungary
UNEP/CMS/GB/MOS4/Inf.6.8 National Report from Austria
UNEP/CMS/GB/MOS4/Inf.7.1 Reports from Non-Signatories: Italy
UNEP/CMS/GB/MOS4/Inf.8.x Reports from Cooperating and other Organizations
UNEP/CMS/GB/MOS4/Inf.9 Great Bustard MOU with amending protocol
UNEP/CMS/GB/MOS4/Inf.10 Guidance for the Report at MOS4 for the Great Bustard according to Agenda Item 4.2 (Report of Signatories)
UNEP/CMS/GB/MOS4/Inf.11 Provisional List of Participants