Including a management and monitoring system to conserve the species
CMS Raptors MOU Technical Publication No.2
CMS Technical Series No.31
CMS Parties adopted Resolution 10.28
on 25 November 2011 at the 10th Conference of Parties (COP10) held in Bergen, Norway. The Resolution acknowledged the listing of the Saker Falcon on CMS Appendix I (with the species being at risk of extinction throughout all or a significant proportion of its range), excluding the population in Mongolia, and decided to establish an immediate Concerted Action supported by all Parties. It also called for the establishment of a Saker Falcon Task Force
(STF) under the auspices of the Coordinating Unit (CU) of the CMS MOU on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia (Raptors MOU).
The Saker Falcon Global Action Plan is a product of the STF. It presents a summary of the biology of the Saker Falcon; highlights the conservation priorities across its range, and proposes a clear management framework (i.e. a sustainable management system recognized by CMS and CITES) for the species. In effect, the STF will fulfill the responsibilities that would normally be undertaken by an international species working group.
It is envisaged that the SakerGAP will be implemented over a ten-year period (2015 – 2024), incorporating reports to the triennial CMS Conference of Parties, scheduled to be held in 2017, 2020, and 2023. The SakerGAP should be reviewed every three years and updated every ten years (first update in 2025). An emergency review should be undertaken if there is a sudden major change occurring or likely to negatively affect one or more of the populations.