Third Meeting of Signatories to the Raptors MOU

The location on the map is approximate!

The Third Meeting of Signatories (MOS3) to the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia (Raptors MOU) shall be held from 3 to 6 July 2023 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

MOS3 offers the opportunity to convene the 61 Signatories and five Cooperating Partners of the Raptors MOU, to review progress on the conservation of birds of prey across the MOU’s area, celebrate successes, and define the focus of future priorities.

The Signatories will review proposed amendments to the MOU and its Annexes, including the Action Plan (as a result of a review carried out in 2020), the list of species covered by the MOU, their priority ranking (Table 1 of the Action Plan), and updates to the list of sites of international importance for migratory raptors (Table 3 of the Action Plan). Signatories will also review a ground-breaking first analysis of the conservation status of the 93 species listed under the MOU.

MOS3 provides the chance for relevant inter-governmental organizations, interested non-signatory Range States, and non-governmental and private sector organizations to attend as observers with a view to promote cooperation for the conservation of African-Eurasian migratory birds of prey and their habitats. The meeting will further provide an opportunity to share conservation initiatives and lessons learnt from them.


Meeting Venue

The Meeting will take place in the Sheraton Mall of the Emirates Hotel, Dubai. Address: Sheikh Zayed Road, al Barsha 1, Dubai, UAE.

Participant Registration

To participate in the Meeting, all participants are required to register online at by 24 May 2023.

Support for Participation

Limited funds are set aside to sponsor single representatives of eligible countries (refer to document UNEP/CMS/Resolution 13.2, paragraph 9), and priority for funding shall be granted to representatives of Signatories on a first come, first served basis. Representatives of eligible countries are encouraged to register as soon as possible to ensure that all necessary travel and visa arrangements may be completed in due time.


Heads of Delegations, any Alternative Representatives, and other members of the delegations of Signatories must be granted permission to fully represent respective Signatories and vote at the Meeting. This permission must be granted by, or on behalf of the relevant appropriate authority. A scanned copy of the letter of credentials must be submitted to [email protected] in English or French, with copy to [email protected] by 3 June 2023. The original letter of credentials must be presented at the registration desk upon arrival at the venue. A template letter of credentials is available here.

Meeting Documents

Meeting documents shall be published in English and French on this webpage as they become available, and no later than 30 days before the start of the Meeting.

Code of Conduct

All participants are expected to behave with integrity and respect towards all other persons attending or involved with the Meeting. Discrimination, harassment, including sexual harassment, abuse of authority, and sexual abuse and exploitation will not be tolerated at the Meeting. Participants are invited to review carefully the Code of Conduct for Events Organised under CMS, which will apply to the Meeting.

Application for Side-Events and Exhibits

Signatories, Cooperating Partners, and others are encouraged to actively contribute to the success of the Meeting by presenting their work or issues of interest by hosting a side-event or an exhibit. To apply for this, a form (here for Side-Events; here for Exhibits) must be completed and submitted to [email protected] by 3 May 2023.


The Coordinating Unit can issue personalised invitation letters to support representatives that need to apply for an entry visa. If required, such must be indicated when registering via the online registration form.

More Practical Information

More practical information can be found in the Invitation to MOS3 and Information Note for Participants. Please direct any remaining queries to the Coordinating Unit at [email protected].

MOS3 Preparatory Workshop of 3 April 2023

The slides presented can be found here

MOS3 Photo Album

All photos accessible at:

03 Jul 2023 to 06 Jul 2023
Registration Deadline24.05.2023
OrganizerCMS Office - Abu Dhabi
CMS InstrumentBirds of Prey (Raptors)
CountryUnited Arab Emirates

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UNEP/CMS/Raptors/MOS3/Doc.1(Rev.1) Provisional Agenda
UNEP/CMS/Raptors/MOS3/Doc.3 Rules of Procedure for Meetings of Signatories to the Raptors MOU
UNEP/CMS/Raptors/MOS3/Doc.5(Rev.2) Provisional Annotated Agenda and Schedule
UNEP/CMS/Raptors/MOS3/Doc.7 Admission of Observers
UNEP/CMS/Raptors/MOS3/Doc.9 Report of the Coordinating Unit
UNEP/CMS/Raptors/MOS3/Doc.10 Report of the Technical Advisory Group
UNEP/CMS/Raptors/MOS3/Doc.11 Report of the CMS Secretariat
UNEP/CMS/Raptors/MOS3/Doc.12.1 Reporting by Signatories and Cooperating Partners: Synthesis of the Results of a Trial Run Using the Proposed Future Reporting Format
UNEP/CMS/Raptors/MOS3/Doc.12.2 Results of the Pilot Site Network Analysis
UNEP/CMS/Raptors/MOS3/Doc.12.3 Conservation Status Assessment Report
UNEP/CMS/Raptors/MOS3/Doc.12.4 Status of Development of Raptor Conservation and Management Strategies and Equivalent Documents
UNEP/CMS/Raptors/MOS3/Doc.12.5 Strengthening the Monitoring of Listed Species
UNEP/CMS/Raptors/MOS3/Doc.13.1 Report on Implementation of the Saker Falcon Global Action Plan (SakerGAP)
UNEP/CMS/Raptors/MOS3/Doc.13.2 Conservation of African-Eurasian Vultures
UNEP/CMS/Raptors/MOS3/Doc.13.3 International Single Species Action Plan for Sooty Falcon
UNEP/CMS/Raptors/MOS3/Doc.13.4 Amur Falcon Conservation Initiative in Northeast India
UNEP/CMS/Raptors/MOS3/Doc.13.7 Identifying Priorities for the Conservation and Management of Migratory Bird Habitats in Africa, Europe and Asia
UNEP/CMS/Raptors/MOS3/Doc.14.1 Proposed Amendments to the MOU Text and Annexes
UNEP/CMS/Raptors/MOS3/Doc.14.1.1 Comments Received from Signatories on Proposed Amendments to the MOU Text and Annexes
UNEP/CMS/Raptors/MOS3/Doc.14.2(Rev.1) Amendment to the Form for Proposing or Amending Sites Listed in Table 3 of the Raptors MOU Action Plan
UNEP/CMS/Raptors/MOS3/Doc.14.3 The Form Amending Annex 1 of the Raptors MOU
UNEP/CMS/Raptors/MOS3/Doc.14.4 Reporting Formats for Signatories and Cooperating Partners
UNEP/CMS/Raptors/MOS3/Doc.15.1 Terms of Reference of the Technical Advisory Group
UNEP/CMS/Raptors/MOS3/Doc.15.2(Rev.1) Renewal of the Technical Advisory Group
UNEP/CMS/Raptors/MOS3/Doc.15.3(Rev.1) TAG Workplan 2023-2026
UNEP/CMS/Raptors/MOS3/Doc.16.1(Rev.1) Current Financial Status and Future Funding
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Side-Event Day 1
Side-Event Day 2
Side-Event Day 3
Agenda Item #13.4
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UNEP/CMS/Raptors/MOS3/Inf.1 Review of the Raptors MOU Action Plan
UNEP/CMS/Raptors/MOS3/Inf.2 Review of the Raptors MOU Action Plan (Executive Summary)
UNEP/CMS/Raptors/MOS3/Inf.3 Guidelines for Preparing National or Regional Raptor Conservation and Management Strategies
UNEP/CMS/Raptors/MOS3/Inf.4 Template for the Development of Conservation and Management Strategies
UNEP/CMS/Raptors/MOS3/Inf.5 Strategic Implementation Plan (2020-2023) for the Multi-species Action Plan to conserve African-Eurasian Vultures (Vulture MsAP)
UNEP/CMS/Raptors/MOS3/Inf.6 Addendum 7 to MOS3 Doc.14.1 (Proposed Amendments to the MOU Text and Annexes) including columns 'Common name' and 'Season'
UNEP/CMS/Raptors/MOS3/Inf.7 CMS Resolution 11.18 (Rev.COP12), Saker Falcon Global Action Plan
UNEP/CMS/RAPTORS/MOS3/Inf.8 CMS Resolution 12.10, Conservation of African-Eurasian Vultures
UNEP/CMS/Raptors/MOS3/Inf.9 CMS Resolution 11.16 (Rev.COP13), The Prevention of Illegal Killing, Taking and Trade of Migratory Species
UNEP/CMS/Raptors/MOS3/Inf.10 CMS Resolution 11.15 (Rev.COP13), Preventing the Poisoning of Migratory Birds
UNEP/CMS/Raptors/MOS3/Inf.11 West African Vultures: A Review of Trade and Sentinel Poisoning
UNEP/CMS/Raptors/MOS3/Inf.12 Monitoring of migratory soaring birds in the East African-Eurasian flyway
UNEP/CMS/Raptors/MOS3/Inf.13 NSAID FactSheet
UNEP/CMS/Raptors/MOS3/Inf.14 Satellite Tracking of Amur Falcon Falco Amurensis from their Stop-over Sites in Manipur to Support Conservation Efforts
UNEP/CMS/RAPTORS/MOS3/Inf.15 Fact Sheet on the Raptors MOU
UNEP/CMS/RAPTORS/MOS3/Inf.16 Are the Processes Regulating the Licensing for Veterinary NSAIDs in Vulture Range States Fit-for-Purpose?
UNEP/CMS/Raptors/MOS3/Inf.17 Raptors MOU Conservation Status Assessment Report - Summary
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UNEP/CMS/RAPTORS/MOS3/Report/BirdLife International BirdLife International - Report (Raptors MOS3)
UNEP/CMS/RAPTORS/MOS3/National Report/Côte d'Ivoire Côte d'Ivoire - National Report (Raptors MOS3)
UNEP/CMS/RAPTORS/MOS3/National Report/Croatia Croatia - National Report (Raptors MOS3)
UNEP/CMS/RAPTORS/MOS3/National Report/Ethiopia Ethiopia - National Report (Raptors MOS3)
UNEP/CMS/RAPTORS/MOS3/National Report/Finland Finland - National Report (Raptors MOS3)
UNEP/CMS/RAPTORS/MOS3/National Report/France France - National Report (Raptors MOS3)
UNEP/CMS/RAPTORS/MOS3/National Report/Germany Germany - National Report (Raptors MOS3)
UNEP/CMS/RAPTORS/MOS3/Report/IAF International Association for Falconry and Conservation of Birds of Prey - Report (Raptors MOS3)
UNEP/CMS/RAPTORS/MOS3/National Report/Iran Iran - National Report (Raptors MOS3)
UNEP/CMS/RAPTORS/MOS3/National Report/Italy Italy - National Report (Raptors MOS3)
UNEP/CMS/RAPTORS/MOS3/Report/IUCN SSC VSG IUCN SSC Vulture Specialist Group - Report (Raptors MOS3)
UNEP/CMS/RAPTORS/MOS3/National Report/Madagascar Madagascar - National Report (Raptors MOS3)
UNEP/CMS/RAPTORS/MOS3/National Report/Monaco Monaco - National Report (Raptors MOS3)
UNEP/CMS/RAPTORS/MOS3/National Report/Morocco Morocco - National Report (Raptors MOS3)
UNEP/CMS/RAPTORS/MOS3/National Report/Netherlands Netherlands - National Report (Raptors MOS3)
UNEP/CMS/RAPTORS/MOS3/National Report/Norway Norway - National Report (Raptors MOS3)
UNEP/CMS/RAPTORS/MOS3/National Report/Pakistan Pakistan - National Report (Raptors MOS3)
UNEP/CMS/RAPTORS/MOS3/National Report/Spain Spain - National Report (Raptors MOS3)
UNEP/CMS/RAPTORS/MOS3/National Report/Syria Syria - National Report (Raptors MOS3)
UNEP/CMS/RAPTORS/MOS3/National Report/Sweden Sweden - National Report (Raptors MOS3)
UNEP/CMS/RAPTORS/MOS3/National Report/Switzerland Switzerland - National Report (Raptors MOS3)
UNEP/CMS/RAPTORS/MOS3/Report/The Peregrine Fund The Peregrine Fund - Report (Raptors MOS3)
UNEP/CMS/RAPTORS/MOS3/National Report/United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates - National Report (Raptors MOS3)
UNEP/CMS/RAPTORS/MOS3/National Report/Hungary Hungary - National Report (Raptors MOS3)