Following concerns of the continued and intensified illegal hunting, taking, and trade of migratory birds leading to significant population declines, the CMS Parties responded by enhancing focus on practical responses and cooperative frameworks for preventing and prosecuting further these illegal activities, which cause unsustainable levels of exploitation. Building on existing regional efforts for addressing the illegal hunting, taking, and trade of migratory birds, Resolutions were adopted at the 12th and the 13th meetings of the Conference of the Parties to CMS, held in Manila in 2017 (COP12), and in Gandhinagar, India, in 2020 (COP13).
In October 2021, the Secretariat of the CMS supported a workshop in Jordan with the objective of developing a road map to tackle IKB in South-West Asia. The meeting concluded that an action plan to eradicate illegal taking and trade was necessary for the region. This responds to the mandate of the COP13 to the Secretariat through Resolution 11.16 (Rev.COP13) “to support efforts to address IKB elsewhere in the world, including through the organization of workshops”.
Following this in-person meeting, an online meeting in February 2022 was held to revise the first comments to the workplan, and in June 2022 a second draft was produced.
Objectives of the meeting
The meeting will provide an opportunity for all working group members and representatives of all range states (Bahrain, Iraq, Islamic Republic of Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen) to:
|Draft Terms of Reference of the Intergovernmental Task Force to Address Illegal Hunting, Taking and Trade of Migratory Birds in the South West Asia
|Action Plan to eradicate the illegal hunting, taking and trade of birds in South-West Asia 2024 – 2030
|Provisional Agenda and List of Documents
|Provisional Annotated Agenda and Meeting Schedule
|Draft Terms of Reference of the Intergovernmental Task Force to Address Illegal Hunting, Taking and Trade of Migratory Birds in South-West Asia
|Action Plan to eradicate the illegal hunting and taking of birds in South West Asia