Conservation of migratory birds of prey in Africa and Eurasia

Sustainable results to improve the conservation status of migratory birds of prey can only be achieved by protecting year round ranges including breeding and wintering areas as well as migratory paths. In 2008, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) On the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia has been concluded under the auspices of United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)/Convention on Migratory Species (CMS). The MoU covers distribution ranges of 65 migratory raptors and 11 owls, and spread across territories of 130 countries. To date (1 Nov 2009), 29 countries from Africa, Asia and Europe signed the MoU in addition to Birdlife International as a supporting partner. MoU’s related activities are carried out by the interim Coordinating Unit hosted within the new UNEP/CMS Office in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
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