National/Regional Raptor Conservation Strategies

A key commitment of Signatories to the Raptors MOU is set out in Paragraph 12 of the agreement text, as follows:

"Within two years of this Memorandum of Understanding becoming effective, Signatories will aim to prepare and submit to the Coordinating Unit where appropriate a national or regional (e.g. EU) strategy or equivalent documents (e.g. Single Species Action Plans) for Category 1 and, where appropriate, Category 2 species in Table 1 in the Action Plan."

And Paragraph 28 informs that "The MoU will become effective for any Signatory on the first day of the month following the date of signature by that Signatory."

These strategies and equivalent documents are extremely important because they effectively translate the wide range of conservation activities established in the Action Plan to the MOU (Annex 3), into clear and focused priority actions to be implemented at the national or regional level.  The Coordinating Unit has developed and published Guidelines, including a template, to assist Signatories in preparing their national or regional strategic documents.

Listed in the table below are all of the strategic documents that have been made available to the Coordinating Unit so far to fulfill the obligation set out in Paragraph 12.

We welcome further submissions from Signatories or non-Signatory Range States at any time ([email protected]), preferably presented in either (or both) of the MOU’s two official languages (English and French).

In addition, please find here a compilation of action plans, including plans that do not relate to the obligation of Signatories to the Raptors MOU as ountlined above, that concern one or more species of migratory birds of prey covered by the Raptors MOU.

Document Type Title Time Frame Date Received
Species Action Plan National Conservation Species Action Plan for Red Kite (Milvus milvus)

2013 - 2020

12 Jan 2020
Regional Strategy The EU's Strategic Approach to Raptor Conservation

Open-ended

06 Jan 2020
Species Action Plan National Action Plan for Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)

2008 – 2012

30 Oct 2019
Species Action Plan National Action Plan for the Bearded Vulture (Gypaetus barbatus)

2010 – 2020

30 Oct 2019
Species Action Plan National Action Plan for the Lesser Kestrel (Falco naumanni)

2011 – 2015

30 Oct 2019
Species Action Plan National Action Plan for the Cinereous Vulture (Aegypius monachus)

2011 – 2016

30 Oct 2019
Species Action Plan National Action Plan for the Bonelli’s Eagle (Aquila fasciata)

2014 – 2023

30 Oct 2019
Species Action Plan National Action Plan for the Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus)

2015 – 2024

30 Oct 2019
Species Action Plan National Action Plan for the Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus)

2017 – 2026

30 Oct 2019
Species Action Plan National Action Plan for the Red Kite (Milvus milvus)

2018 – 2027

30 Oct 2019
National Strategy Raptor and Owl Conservation in Switzerland - Strategic Guidelines and Management Priorities

2019 - 2035

12 Jul 2019
Species Action Plan Action Plan for the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Madagascar (Sooty Falcon and Eleonora's Falcon)

2011 - 2014

01 Jul 2011