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2nd Meeting of Signatories to the Raptors MoU (MoS2)

5-8 October 2015 | Trondheim, Norway

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2nd Meeting of Signatories to the Raptors MoU (MoS2) group photo

Raptors MoU The Second Meeting of Signatories (MoS2) to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia (Raptors MoU) began today in Trondheim, Norway. Gunn Paulsen, Norwegian Environment Agency, welcomed participants, highlighting increased awareness of birds of prey through conservation efforts. Lyle Glowka, CMS Office - Abu Dhabi, thanked the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi, acknowledging its funding support has enabled the Raptors Coordinating Unit to be productive.

In the morning, the meeting discussed: rules of procedure; election of officers, electing Øystein Størkersen, Norway, as Chair and Ndeye Sene Thiam, Senegal, as Vice Chair; adoption of the agenda and meeting schedule; credentials; admission of observers; statements from Signatories, cooperating partners and observers; and the report of the Coordinating Unit. A side event, organized by BirdLife International, reviewed next steps to prevent poisoning of birds of prey.

In the afternoon, the meeting discussed: a report from the Interim Technical Advisory Group (TAG); a review of the implementation of the MoU and Action Plan, including national and regional raptor conservation strategies, with examples from Czech Republic and the Netherlands, and national reporting; and how implementation of the Raptors MoU Action Plan contributes to the delivery of the CMS Strategic Plan for Migratory Species. A side event, organized by the Norwegian Environment Agency, then convened on wind power and raptors.

In the evening, meeting participants attended a dinner reception, hosted by the Government of Norway.

IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB Meeting Coverage, provided daily web coverage and a summary and analysis report from the 2nd Meeting of Signatories to the Raptors MoU (MoS2), which took place from 5 to 8 October 2015 from Trondheim, Norway. Our summary and analysis report is available in HTML and PDF.

Opening Plenary

Lyle Glowka, CMS Office - Abu Dhabi

Gunn Paulsen, Norway

Marcel van Nijnatten, the Netherlands

Lyle Glowka, CMS Office - Abu Dhabi welcomes new
MoS2 Chair Øystein Størkersen, Norway.

Chair Øystein Størkersen, Norway

Jenny Renell, Coordinating Unit of the Raptors MoU

Juan Carlos Atienza, SEO / BirdLife

Umeed Khalid, Pakistan

Roba Alserhan, Syrian Arab Republic

Waheed Al Fazari and Khalifa Al Higgi, Oman

András Schmidt, Hungary

Gunn Paulsen, Norway

Alfousseini Semega, Mali

Chair Øystein Størkersen, Norway

Charles Musyoki Mutua, Kenya

Mohammad Sulayem, Saudi Arabia

Salim Hamade, Lebanon

Alfousseini Semega, Mali

Lyle Glowka, CMS Office - Abu Dhabi, and Chair Øystein Størkersen, Norway

Side Event: Next Steps to Prevent Poisoning of Birds of Prey

Victoria Jones, BirdLife International (BLI)

Nicola Crockford, BLI

Juan Carlos Atienza, SEO / BirdLife

André Botha, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Stoyan Nikolov, Bulgarian Society for
Protection of Birds (BSPB / BirdLife Bulgaria)

João Loureiro, Portugal

Afternoon Plenary

Panel (L-R): Lyle Glowka, CMS Office - Abu Dhabi; Chair Øystein Størkersen, Norway; and Des Thompson, Chair of the Raptors MoU TAG

Des Thompson, Chair of the Raptors MoU TAG

Humbulani Mafumo, South Africa

Libuše Vlasáková, Czech Republic

Janusz Sielicki, International Association for Falconry
and Conservation of Birds of Prey (IAF)

Ralph Buij, the Netherlands

Mohamed Habib, Red Sea Association for Environment and Water Sports

Torgeir Nygård, Norwegian Institute for Nature Research, during the side event on ‘The Smøla experience: A badly placed windfarm kills White-tailed eagles and Willow grousers

Gunn Paulsen, Norway, and Libuše Vlasáková, Czech Republic

Robert Vagg, CMS Secretariat, and Tim Jones, DJEnvironmental

Dinner Reception

Around the Conference

Participants on coffee break

Participants on lunch break

Statue of Leiv Eiriksson, Viking symbol of ethnic
pride for Americans of Nordic heritage

Conference is being held at the Clarion Hotel in Trondeim, Norway.

Panoramic view of the Trondheimsfjord

Specific funding for coverage of the 2nd Meeting of Signatories to the Raptors MoU
has been provided by the CMS Office - Abu Dhabi
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