The CMS Secretariat will organise an online workshop on methodology for monitoring illegal killing, taking and trade (IKB) of migratory birds. The workshop will take place on Monday, 19 September 2022, 0900-1300hrs CET, and will be held in English.
The Rome Strategic Plan 2020-2030: Eradicating illegal killing, taking and trade in wild birds in Europe and the Mediterranean Region (RSP) is the common strategic framework of the CMS Intergovernmental Task Force on Illegal Killing, Taking and Trade of Migratory Birds in the Mediterranean (MIKT) and the Bern Convention for addressing IKB. Its main goal is to reduce IKB by 50% by 2030 based on a baseline established in 2020. Objective 1 of the RSP, aims ‘To understand the scope, scale and motivations behind illegal killing, taking and trade of birds’. The actions outline the need for agreeing a methodology, establishing a monitoring system and setting a baseline.
The relevant actions from the Rome Strategic Plan are the following:
Aims of the Workshop
The workshop aims to:
In 2021, MIKT Members and Observers endorsed a guidance paper on Baseline and Methodology for assessing progress toward achieving the Rome Strategic Plan 2020-2030: Eradicating illegal killing, taking and trade in wild birds in Europe and the Mediterranean Region. The paper presents two main approaches that may be followed by Member Countries to establish a monitoring methodology for IKB and assess progress. The two main approaches proposed are:
The paper above also discusses the issue of baseline. Although the RSP proposes the year 2020 as a baseline, according to the paper, it is recognised that the baseline ought to be founded on solid data to allow for reliable comparisons. Consequently, if no such data existed in 2020, it is proposed that the baseline may be set at a later date if that would allow it to be based on more solid data.
|1.||Why monitor IKB and what to report in Scoreboard 2023|
|2.||A best practice guide for monitoring illegal killing and taking of birds|
|3.||Assessing trends of IKB numbers through proxies : rescue centers and other official data|
|4.||Monitoring illegal poisoning incidents in Hungary|
|6.||Monitoring illegal killing of birds in Italy|
|7.||Monitoring illegal trapping of birds in Cyprus|