A Review of Migratory Bird Flyways and Priorities for Management

CMS Technical Series Publication No. 27
The phenomenon of bird migration has been a source of wonder for man since time immemorial. However, the biological integrity of this intricate seasonal journey, which covers a network of several biomes across different frontiers and continents, is being compromised due to a plethora of threats and challenges, and consequently the vulnerability of migrat ory birds is increasing worldwide.
A Review of Migratory Bird Flyways and Priorities for Management is an exhaustive work, which addresses the issue of migratory bird conservation with a comprehensive approach touching on core thematic areas:
  1. To review existing administrative/management instruments for migratory bird flyways globally (Review 1, presented here as Part 1)
  2. To review scientific/technical knowledge of migratory bird flyways and conservation priorities, and identify major gaps (Review 2, now Part 2);
  3. To propose policy options for flyway conservation and management to feed into the Intersessional Process regarding the Future Shape of CMS (Review 3, now Part 3).

Author(s)Colin A. Galbraith
Tim Jones
Jeff Kirby and Taej Mundkur
Published DateOctober 2014
Publication LanguageEnglish
PublisherUNEP/CMS Secretariat
TypeTechnical Series
CMS InstrumentAEWA, Birds of Prey (Raptors), CMS
CMS tagsin-situ conservation, conservation status, threatened species, migratory species, migration route