Target 14: The traditional knowledge, innovations and practices of indigenous and local communities relevant for the conservation and sustainable use of migratory species, their habitats and migration systems, and their customary sustainable use of biological resources, are respected, subject to national legislation and relevant international obligations, with the full and effective participation of indigenous and local communities, thereby contributing to the favourable conservation status of migratory species and the ecological connectivity and resilience of their habitats.


►    The Saker Falcon Action Plan includes:

Objective 5 - Ensure effective stakeholder involvement in the implementation of SakerGAP within a Saker Falcon Adaptive Management Framework:

5.8.1) Develop multi-lingual awareness-raising documents with stakeholder-specific information (see the Saker GAP Stakeholder Analysis in Williams et al., 2013).

5.8.2) Collaborate with key stakeholders within the Saker Falcon Network. Hold regular regional and sub-regional meetings, workshops and conferences with them to understand their needs and to plan, implement, monitor and review conservation measures with them. Apply ‘learning-by-doing’ principle. Exchange information, share knowledge and provide feedback on the implementation of the SakerGAP.

5.8.7) Promote the recognition of donors of potentially dangerous developments so that they only fund those projects that are not harmful for the Saker Falcon.

5.8.9) Hold training (on e.g. falcon identification, law enforcement, sustainable use, welfare and management of trapped Saker Falcons) regularly for key stakeholders in major countries of import, export, re-export and transit of falcons.

5.8.10) Educate and raise the awareness of local communities about the conservation and sustainable, community-based management of the Saker Falcon.

5.8.11) Grant an accolade of environmental excellence to those municipalities, organizations and individuals that carry out sound environmental practices in favour of the Saker Falcon.

5.8.12) Recruit and train volunteers for Saker Falcon monitoring, conservation management and related education.