Flyway Action Plan for the Conservation of the Balkan and Central Asian Populations of the Egyptian Vulture

BSPB is the BirdLife International partner in Bulgaria. They have successfully led a previous collaborative project with UNEP/CMS entitled “Capacity Building to support the conservation of migratory Egyptian Vultures from the Western Palearctic on their wintering grounds in Ethiopia, Sudan and Chad” in 2012-2013.  Subsequently, they have been granted support by the European Union Life+ fund to develop an international Flyway Action Plan (FAP) for the Balkan Region.

27 November 2017

Le Plan d’action international pour le faucon sacre est publié à l’occasion de la journée mondiale de la vie sauvage

La journée mondiale de la vie sauvage est l’occasion de sensibiliser à la valeur intrinsèque de la vie sauvage et à la manière dont elle contribue aux aspects sociaux, économiques et culturels du bien-être humain. Les oiseaux de proie migrateurs représentent une part significativement importante de nombreux écosystèmes. En tant que prédateurs au sommet de la chaine, ils peuvent agir comme sentinelles de la santé de l’environnement. De plus, à travers l’histoire humaine, certaines espèces de rapaces ont acquis une signification culturelle particulière pour de nombreuses raisons. Par exemple, le faucon sacre (Falco cherrug) est considéré par certains gouverneurs et peuples comme une icône du patrimoine, notamment dans la région du Golfe, pour ses prouesses en tant que chasseur dans la fauconnerie.

03 March 2014

Resolution 3 from the 6th World Conference on Birds of Prey and Owls, held in Budapest, Hungary, 18 - 23 May 2003

Resolution 3Budapest, 18 - 23 May 2003
RECALLING that the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals 1979 (CMS) encourages international cooperative action to conserve migratory species;
CONSIDERING that migratory raptors constitute an important part of the global biological diversity which, in keeping with the spirit of the Convention on Biological Diversity 1992 and Agenda 21, should be conserved for the benefit of present and future generations;
29 January 2020

Guide à destination des points de contact nationaux du MdE Rapaces


This Guidance has been developed to provide advice for current and future National Contact Points (NCPs) of the CMS Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia (Raptors MoU). The document sets out the function of NCPs, as well as providing information about the role of the Coordinating Unit of the Raptors MoU. 

13 April 2020

Lignes directrices pour la préparation de stratégies nationales ou régionales de conservation et gestion en faveur des rapaces

Dans le cadre du Mémorandum d’Entente sur la conservation des oiseaux de proie migrateurs d’Afrique et d’Eurasie (MdE Rapaces)
30 January 2020

UK Raptor Study - Assessment of the merits of an Instrument under the Convention on Migratory Species covering Migratory Raptors in the African-Eurasian Region

Final Report with Draft MoU and Action Plan 
The cumulative evidence of national or regional declines of raptors, increasing pressures on their populations, and apparent failings in current conservation measures to redress the situation, led the VI World Conference on Birds of Prey and Owls (Budapest, May 2003) to adopt a resolution proposing the establishment of a new multilateral agreement for the conservation of African-Eurasian migratory raptors, under the auspices of the Bonn Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals. 
31 March 2020

CMS Dugong MOU Standardised Catch and Bycatch Questionnaire

The Dugong MOU Secretariat provided funding to enable a partnership with the Marine Research Foundation and a team of global experts to develop and implement a Questionnaire which could be implemented at low cost across large geographical areas, and that generates standardised data sets. The Questionnaire was designed to collect data on dugongs, as well as marine turtles and cetaceans, and has resulted in a large data set of dugong numbers and distribution across a significant portion of the dugong’s geographic range.

10 March 2021

Conservation of Amur Falcon in Nagaland and along its migration route

In 2012 Nagaland, a small State in NE India made global environment news for the wrong reasons.  A hard-hitting campaign by Indian conservationists published graphic video images to expose a mass harvest of Amur Falcons – a small but long distant migrant bird of prey that breeds in Eastern Russia and China, and annually flies around 22,000km all the way across Asia, over the Indian Ocean to wintering grounds

25 January 2018