Middle East

Granting a Safe Passage for Migratory Birds in Lebanon

After more than four decades of illegal killing of migratory birds in Lebanon, an effective enforcement scheme is safeguarding numerous globally-protected species at two key sites along their migration. Lebanon lies on the west side of the African Eurasian Flyway (Red Sea – Rift Valley Flyway) which is considered one of the most important flyways in the world for bird migration. As a signatory to the CMS Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia (Raptors MOU), Lebanon has a shared responsibility towards protecting migratory birds during their spring and autumn migration.

26 May 2021

Satellite reveals secrets about greater spotted eagles in the UAE

It is believed two separate populations of the large birds of prey spend their

18 August 2020

6,000 Endangered Steppe Eagles find refuge within refuse dumps

If you wanted to see 6,000 Endangered eagles, a rubbish dump might not be the first place you’d think of looking.

13 May 2020

Scale of illegal bird killing in the Middle East revealed for first time

A study out today, for the first time, estimates the scale and extent of the illegal killing and taking of wild birds in the Arabian Peninsula, Iraq and Iran.

27 August 2019

El MdE de Rapaces de la CMS da la bienvenida a Jordania como 60to Estado signatario

Jordania ha firmado hoy el Memorando de Entendimiento sobre la conservación de las aves rapaces migratorias en África y Eurasia (MdE de Rapaces) de la Convención sobre las Especies Migratorias (CMS), en un evento nacional de conservación y caza de aves rapaces celebrado en su capital, Ammán, Jordania.

03 December 2018

Spreading the word on migratory birds

A major bird conservation conference has been held in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.

11 May 2018

Se celebra en Abu Dabi una revolucionaria cumbre sobre los corredores aéreos

El 26 de abril concluyó en Abu Dabi una cumbre de cuatro días en la que participaron numerosos interesados fundamentales en la conservación de las aves a nivel mundial en representación de las organizaciones no gubernamentales, la comunidad científica, los Gobiernos y la Familia CMS. El tema principal de debate giró en torno al modo de proteger mejor a las aves migratorias en todos los puntos de sus arduos viajes a lo largo de los corredores aéreos.

04 May 2018

How illegal bird hunting in the Arab world could drive species to extinction

Report released at international gathering in Abu Dhabi singles out Egypt, Syria and Lebanon plus Italy as culprits

24 April 2018

Turtles and other Marine Megafauna Bycatch in Artisanal Fisheries in the Saudi waters of the Arabian Gulf.

Fisheries impacts on marine megafauna have received global attention and are recognized as a serious problem. In Saudi waters of the Arabian Gulf, the artisanal fishery is responsible for 99.6% of landings. It uses a range of boat sizes and various types of fishing gears and operates in all accessible areas from shallow coastal bays to deep offshore waters.

14 May 2019