Signatories to the Raptors MOU commit to adopting and implementing measures to conserve migratory birds of prey and their habitats, for example, by: providing a legal framework to protect migratory species and a network of habitats and sites along their flyways; identifying important habitats, congregation sites and favoured routes; supporting relevant research and monitoring of populations, sharing results internationally; and, developing cooperative international projects and initiatives to promote effective conservation efforts.
Currently the Coordinating Unit of the Raptors MOU is managing or facilitating four important work streams:
Multi-species Action Plan to Conserve African-Eurasian Vultures (Vulture MsAP): The mission is to bring together representatives of 124 Range States of 15 Old World vultures, and partners and interested parties, to develop a coordinated Vulture MsAP to submission for CMS COP12.
Technical Advisory Group (TAG) of the Raptors MOU: The TAG was established to support Signatories in the effective implementation of the Raptors MOU, including the Action Plan, which includes taking on priority tasks identified by the Signatories.
Saker Falcon Task Force (STF): The original mission of the STF was to bring together range states and stakeholders to develop a coordinated Saker Falcon Global Action Plan (SakerGAP), including a management and monitoring system. This task was successful and the SakerGAP was adopted at CMS COP11, giving the STF a renewed remit in relation to the implementation of the SakerGAP.
Sooty Falcon Working Group (SFWG): The SFWG aims to create an International Species Action Plan, establish an accessible library of information on Sooties, and facilitate research, monitoring and conservation actions on the species.