Asia

Saker Falcon Task Force Develops Global Action Plan

International experts have taken a major step towards developing a comprehensive plan for the recovery of the endangered Saker Falcon. Over 70 representatives from different governments, nature conservation authorities and NGOs throughout the range of the species participated at the Saker Falcon Task Force - Stakeholders’ Action Planning Meeting held 9 - 11 September in Abu Dhabi. They elaborated the Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug) Global Action Plan which covers the conservation threats, challenges they face and the roles and responsibilities for the next steps.

23 September 2013

La Tunisie s’engage pour la conservation des rapaces dans le cadre de la Convention sur les Espèces Migratrices

La Tunisie a signé ce jour le Mémorandum d’Entente sur la Conservation des Oiseaux de Proie Migrateurs d’Afrique et d’Eurasie (MdE Rapaces) sous les auspices de la Convention sur la Conservation des espèces migratrices appartenant à la faune sauvage (CMS). La cérémonie de signature a eu lieu après l’ouverture de l’atelier technique sur l’empoisonnement des oiseaux migrateurs, qui se déroule cette semaine à Tunis.

27 May 2013

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

Asian Raptor Research and Conservation Network - 8th Symposium

The organizers of the 8th Symposium of the Asian Raptor Research and Conservation Network have issued the first announcement of the event, which takes place in Pune, India from 6th to 9th February 2014.

01 November 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