Granting a Safe Passage for Migratory Birds in Lebanon

After more than four decades of illegal killing of migratory birds in Lebanon, an effective enforcement scheme is safeguarding numerous globally-protected species at two key sites along their migration. Lebanon lies on the west side of the African Eurasian Flyway (Red Sea – Rift Valley Flyway) which is considered one of the most important flyways in the world for bird migration. As a signatory to the CMS Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia (Raptors MOU), Lebanon has a shared responsibility towards protecting migratory birds during their spring and autumn migration.

26 May 2021

In Memoriam: Nick P. Williams 1959–2021

Bonn, 21 April 2021 – The CMS Secretariat is deeply saddened to announce that Nick P.

22 April 2021

From Prey to Protected Species: How the Tide Turned for the Amur Falcon

In October each year, communities in the mountainous parts of Northeast India, gather in anticipation of the arrival of a small grey bird, the Amur Falcon, which annually migrates over 30,000 km.

08 November 2020

Celebrate International Vulture Awareness Day - 5 September 2020

Help celebrate International Vulture Awareness Day (IVAD) on 5 September 2020 as a way to show our appreciation for vultures and the ecosystem services they provide.

03 September 2020

CMS Raptors MOU Welcomes Ethiopia as a Signatory

Gandhinagar, 19 February 2020 - Ethiopia has today signed the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) Memorandum o
19 February 2020

Vulture MsAP Strategic Implementation Plan Launched

Gandhinagar, 18 February 2020 - The Coordinating Unit of the Raptors MOU is pleased to announce the publ
18 February 2020

Sacha Dench Appointed as CMS Ambassador at COP13

Gandhinagar, 17 February 2020 - The Coordinating Unit of the Raptors MOU is delighted to announce that

17 February 2020

CMS Office - Abu Dhabi : A Decade of Achievements

An Updated Action Plan for Migratory Raptors

19 January 2020

CMS Office - Abu Dhabi : A Decade of Achievements

Steps to Stop the Decline of the Saker Falcon


17 January 2020