Meeting of the Range States of the Central Asian Flyway



Range States Meeting on the Institutional Framework and next steps for the Central Asian Flyway 

The meeting will build on the history of previous meetings of the CAF Range States, and the developments and joint activities undertaken by the Government of India, the Secretariats of CMS, the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) and the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia (Raptors MOU), and follows on the decisions of the 13th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CMS, held in Gandhinagar, India, in 2020. 

Objectives of the meeting 

The main objectives of the meeting will be to 

  • develop and, if possible, agree on an institutional framework for the CAF  
  • draw conclusions from a CAF conservation situation analysis report launched in 2022 and coordinated by BirdLife International, and discuss priority areas for implementation  
  • discuss and agree on a draft roadmap for updating the CMS CAF Action Plan 
  • further develop and agree on the next steps to inform draft decisions to be proposed to the 14th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CMS.



Through provisions of CMS Resolution 12.11 (Rev.COP13) Flyways and Decision 13.46, the Conference of the Parties to CMS at its 13th meeting (COP13), held in Gandhinagar, India, in February 2020, called upon the CAF Range States to collaborate with the Government of India and the Secretariats of CMS and AEWA during the inter-sessional period between COP13 and COP14, including through an inter-governmental meeting, to establish, by COP14, under the umbrella of CMS, an institutional framework to support the implementation of conservation action for migratory birds and their habitats in the region, and to update the Action Plan for the Conservation of Migratory Waterbirds and their Habitats. 

The full text of the provisions can be found in CMS Resolution 12.11 (Rev.COP13) Flyways linked here:  and Decision 13.46 linked here:  


Invited delegates are kindly requested to register through the related link to the registration portal, as provided in the invitation letter. 

Meeting Information Sheet CAF Power Point Presentation Template 


Mr. Bivash Ranjan, Additional Director General of Forests (Wildlife), Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India Union Minister of State of Environment, Mr Ashwini Kr.Choubey


02 May 2023 08:00 to 04 May 2023 18:00
OrganizerUNEP/CMS Secretariat
CMS InstrumentCentral Asian Flyway
TypeRange States Meeting
CityNew Delhi

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