MOU Action Plan

The Action Plan is included as Annex 3 to the Raptors MOU text to ensure that all populations of African-Eurasian migratory birds of prey (including owls) are maintained in, or returned to, favourable conservation status, with the following key objectives:

  1. To halt and reverse the population declines of globally threatened (Critically Endangered, Endangered and Vulnerable) and near threatened birds of prey and to alleviate threats to them such that they are no longer globally threatened or near threatened.
  2. To halt and reverse the population declines of other birds of prey with an unfavourable conservation status within Africa and Eurasia and alleviate threats in order to return their populations to favourable conservation status.
  3. To anticipate, reduce and avoid potential and new threats to all bird of prey species, especially to prevent the populations of any species undergoing long-term decline.

The Action Plan assigns the 93 species covered by the MOU within three categories (see paragraph 3 and Table 1) and outlines priority actions (see paragraph 4) as well as an implementation framework (see paragraph 5) with targeted activities (see Table 2) to achieve the key objectives.

A full review and revision of the Action Plan is currently underway and will be presented to Signatories for their approval.