Target 12: The genetic diversity of wild populations of migratory species is safeguarded, and strategies have been developed and implemented for minimizing genetic erosion.


Anthropogenic Impact


►    The Resolution 10.19 Migratory Species Conservation in the Light of Climate Change includes:

6) Urges Parties and the Scientific Council, and encourages conservation stakeholders and relevant organizations to:

6.a) Improve the resilience of migratory species and their habitats to climate change, inter alia by reducing other threats in order to maintain or increase population size and genetic diversity.


Avian Species


►    The Memorandum of Understanding on the conservation of migratory birds of prey in Africa and Eurasia (Raptors MoU) includes:

8.g) To this end, the Signatories will endeavour to take appropriate measures to prevent the introduction into their territory of non-native birds of prey, including hybrids where this would have an adverse effect on the conservation of native biodiversity.