Advisory Committee

The Technical Advisory Group (TAG) of the CMS Raptors MOU was established at the Second Meeting of Signatories to the Raptors MOU in October 2015. An interim TAG had worked since the First Meeting of Signatories that took place in December 2012.

The purpose of the TAG is to serve and assist the Signatories in the effective implementation of the Raptors MOU, including the Action Plan. The Coordinating Unit of the Raptors MOU will serve to receive and transmit requests from the Signatories for advice from the TAG. Members of the TAG serve in their capacity as specialist individuals rather than as representatives of Governments or organizations with which they also may be affiliated. Please refer to the full Terms of Reference for TAG.

Read more about the TAG's activities and achievements here.

The current composition of the TAG can be found in CMS Notification 2015/25. Meet the members of the TAG below and learn more about their interest in raptor conservation.

 

Prof. Des Thompson, Chair
Principal Adviser on Science and Biodiversity, Scottish Natural Heritage Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

 

Mr. Andre Botha, Vice Chair
Manager Birds of Prey Programme, Endangered Wildlife Trust Johannesburg, South Africa

"Raptors are charasmatic and live fascinating lives, many of them undertake long distance migrations and it is fantastic to be able to work with them"


Dr. Nyambayar Batbayar
Director, Wildlife Science and Conservation Center Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

 

Dr. Neil Deacon
Consultant Harare, Zimbabwe

 


Mr. Fernando Feás
International Association for Falconry and Conservation of Birds of Prey, Spain and South America

 

Dr. Salim Javed
Acting Director - Terrestrial Biodiversity, Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

"Birds of prey are majestic and important indicators of the health of ecological systems."


Dr. Vicky Jones
Senior Science Flyways Officer, BirdLife International Global Secretariat Cambridge, United Kingdom 

 

Dr. Suresh Kumar Ramani Kumar
Senior Scientist, Wildlife Institute of India Chandrabani, India

 


Dr. Vibhu Prakash
Principal Scientist, Bombay Natural History Society, India

 

Mr. Mátyás Prommer
Nature Conservation Referent, Department of Nature Conservation and Ecology Herman Ottó Institute Nonprofit Ltd. Budapest, Hungary

 


Dr. Lily-Arison René de Roland 
National Director, The Peregrine Fund Madagascar Project, Madagascar

 

Mr. Sadegh Sadeghi Zadegan
Executive Director, Ramsar Regional Centre in Central and West Asia Ramsar City, Iran 

 


Prof. Mohammed Shobrak
Professor at Taif University/Saudi Wildlife Authority Taif, Saudi Arabia 

"Vultures are an amazing group of species, they fascinate me."

Mr. Jean-Marc Thiollay
Former Research Director, CNRS and MNHN/French Ministry of Environment Rouilly Sacey, France

"I never miss a spring or autumn to monitor raptor migration."


Dr. Jari Valkama
Senior Curator, Finnish Museum of Natural History Helsinki, Finland

 

Dr. Munir Virani
Vice President and Global Director Conservation Strategy and External Affairs, The Peregrine Fund, United States

 


 

 
Título Fecha de inicio País Instrumento de la CMS
3rd Meeting of the Technical Advisory Group to the Raptors MOU (TAG3) 12.12.2018 Switzerland Birds of Prey (Raptors)
2nd Meeting of the Technical Advisory Group to the Raptors MOU (TAG2) 16.03.2015 United Arab Emirates Birds of Prey (Raptors)
1st Meeting of the Technical Advisory Group to the Raptors MOU (TAG1) 20.01.2014 United Kingdom Birds of Prey (Raptors)