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

5-8 October 2015 | Trondheim, Norway


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Victoria Jones, BirdLife International (BLI), during the side event
on Energy and Migratory Raptors - Solutions for a Brighter Future

Raptors MoU MoS2 to the CMS Raptors MoU continued its second day in Trondheim, Norway, opening with a statement read by Borja Heredia, CMS Secretariat, on behalf of Executive Secretary Bradnee Chambers, CMS Secretariat. During a signing ceremony, Comoros became the 53rd Signatory to the Raptors MoU.

In the morning, the meeting discussed the CMS Secretariat’s report and conservation initiatives under the Raptors MoU, including on species and threats. Several presentations were shared on conservation initiatives, including trust-building activities within the Saker Global Action Plan, and research on the illegal killing and taking of Mediterranean birds. Two side events followed, occurring directly before and after lunch, entitled “Electrocution of birds of prey - a real threat to the Saker Falcon,” organized by the International Association for Falconry and Protection of Birds of Prey (IAF) and “Energy and migratory raptors - solutions for a brighter future” organized by BirdLife International.

The meeting continued in the afternoon to conclude discussions on other conservation initiatives, such as the African Raptor Data Bank on a mobile application to gather data on raptor sightings in Africa, followed by another presentation on data bank initiatives. MoS2 then discussed institutional arrangements, including amendment proposals to the list of species in Annex 1 and Table 3 of the Action Plan, the list of range states in Annex 2, and the list of sites in Annex 3. Delegates then heard nominations received for the formal establishment of the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) and applauded those nominated.

In the evening, a side event, entitled “Old World Vultures - the need for a Multi-Species Action Plan” organized by the Endangered Wildlife Trust, was held, together with a reception.

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.



Morning Plenary


Borja Heredia, CMS Secretariat


Mohamed Said Youssouf, Comores officially
becomes the 53rd Signatory to the Raptors MoU


Robert Kenward, International Union for
Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Oliver Biber, Chair Working Group for African
Eurasian Migratory Landbirds, CMS


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



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





Side Event: Electrocution of Birds of Prey - A Real Threat to Saker Falcon


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

Charles Musyoki Mutua, Kenya


Mátyás Prommer, Hungary

Ohad Hatzofe, Israel


Side Event: Energy and Migratory Raptors - Solutions for a Brighter Future


André Botha, International Union for Conservation of Nature
(IUCN), and Des Thompson, Chair of the Raptors MoU TAG

Borja Heredia, CMS Secretariat


Des Thompson, Chair of the Raptors MoU TAG

Sadegh Sadeghi Zadegan, Iran


Afternoon Plenary


Victoria Jones, BirdLife International (BLI)

Rob Davies, Habitat Info - African Raptor Databank


(L-R): Gunn Paulsen, Norway; Hamissou Halilou Malam Garba, Niger; and Ralph Buij, the Netherlands.


Lyle Glowka, CMS Office - Abu Dhabi


Panel (L-R): Victoria Jones, BirdLife International (BLI); Jenny Renell, Coordinating Unit of the Raptors MoU; Lyle Glowka, CMS Office - Abu Dhabi; Chair Øystein Størkersen, Norway; and Des Thompson, Chair of the Raptors MoU TAG.


Side Event: Old World Vultures - The Need for a Multi-Species Action Plan (MSAP)


Charles Musyoki Mutua, Kenya

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


Humbulani Mafumo, South Africa

Shakti Kant Khanduri, India


Reception during the side event


Around the Conference





Munkholmen (Monk's Island) in Trondheimsfjord, which served as a prison, fort, and monastery over its history


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