Africa

Raptors MoU 1st Meeting of Signatories: More Countries Commit to Conserving Threatened Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia

For the first time, 100 representatives from almost 50 countries came together to discuss urgent actions to step up international conservation efforts for threatened raptor species. Niger and Somalia both signed the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia (Raptors MoU), established under the auspices of the UNEP Convention on Migratory Species. This brings the total number of Signatories to 42.

12 December 2012

Over 40 countries Work Together to Improve the Conservation Status of Migratory Birds of Prey

For the first time, 100 representatives from more than 40 countries will come together to discuss urgent actions to step up protection for threatened species of migratory birds of prey.

09 December 2012

Call for Applications: Side-Event, Exhibition Stand or Poster Presentation at Raptors MoU MoS1

The Interim Coordinating Unit (ICU) of the Raptors MoU opens a call for applications for Signatories, Range States, partner organizations and stakeholders of the Raptors MoU to run a side-event, exhibition stand or poster presentation on a topic relevant to migratory birds of prey conservation and management. Application forms are available here (side event - exhibition/poster). Please return the completed application form(s) to Dragana Stojkovic at the ICU (dstojkovic[at]cms.int) by Wednesday 31 October 2012. The ICU will review the received applications and contact selected participants in due course.

04 October 2012

International Vulture Awareness Day

Around the world, countries from Canada to Germany and India are holding activities to contribute to International Vulture Awareness Day (IVAD) which takes place on 1 September 2012.

28 August 2012

Saker Falcon Task Force Meets in Abu Dhabi

The UNEP/CMS Office - Abu Dhabi is holding the inaugural meeting of the Saker Falcon Task Force in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), today, 29 March 2012. It is expected to welcome almost 30 participants from 18 different countries, including Government officials and representatives from international and non-Governmental organizations.

29 March 2012

Raptors MoU – 100 days as Programme Officer

Programme Officer, Nick P. Williams, reports back on his first 100 days in office.

29 February 2012