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

5-8 October 2015 | Trondheim, Norway

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Chair Øystein Størkersen, Norway, addresses participants during the morning plenary.

Raptors MoU On its fourth and final day, the Second Meeting of Signatories (MoS2) to the CMS Raptors MoU concluded in Trondheim, Norway, after agreeing to meet early to get the agenda underway.

In the morning, delegates reviewed the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) WorkPlan and discussed financial and administrative matters, notably current financial status and future funding. Delegates applauded the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi for providing four additional years of core funding to support work on raptors and dugongs in the Gulf and wider African-Eurasian region. Delegates then discussed the African vulture crisis and were introduced to the African-Eurasian Vulture Multi-species Action Plan (MSAP) to support conservation efforts across flyways. The meeting continued with a summary and adoption of the Meeting Outcomes, wherein delegates adopted amendments to Annex 1 and 3 of the MoU and “took note” of many outstanding issues to be forwarded to MoS3.

Two side events occurred during the morning session, on: “Conservation issues of Malagasy migratory birds of prey,” organized by the Ministry of Environment, Madagascar; and “Quantifying, monitoring and tackling illegal killing and taking of birds in the Mediterranean and beyond,” organized by BirdLife International.

Lyle Glowka, CMS Office - Abu Dhabi, thanked all participating bodies, noting that "good things happen when people share a passion and believe in a mission." Chair Øystein Størkersen, Norway, closed the meeting, thanking delegates and encouraging them to liaise across sectors and networks to prevent the illegal killing, taking and trade (IKB). The meeting closed at 12.28 p.m.

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.

Closing Plenary

Des Thompson, Chair of the Raptors MoU TAG

Victoria Jones, BirdLife International (BLI)

(L-R): Khalifa Al Higgi, Oman; Waheed Al Fazari, Oman; Mohammad Sulayem, Saudi Arabia; and Bandar Alfaleh, Saudi Arabia.

Sadegh Sadeghi Zadegan, Iran

Umeed Khalid, Pakistan

Jenny Renell, Coordinating Unit of the Raptors MoU

Shakti Kant Khanduri, India

Panel (L-R): 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.

Alfousseini Semega, Mali

Ndeye Sene Thiam, Senegal

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

Borja Heredia, CMS Secretariat

Hamissou Halilou Malam Garba, Niger

Juan Carlos Atienza, SEO / BirdLife

Panel (L-R): Jenny Renell, Coordinating Unit of the Raptors MoU; André Botha, IUCN; Lyle Glowka, CMS Office - Abu Dhabi; and Chair Øystein Størkersen, Norway.

Ohad Hatzofe, Israel

Philippe Constantin, France

Victoria Jones and Nicola Crockford, BLI

Mohamed Habib, Red Sea Association for Environment and Water Sports

(L-R): Ralph Buij, Marcel van Nijnatten, and Wilmar Remmelts, the Netherlands

Humbulani Mafumo, South Africa

Václav Beran and Libuše Vlasáková, Czech Republic

Umeed Khalid, Pakistan

Lyle Glowka, CMS Office - Abu Dhabi

Charles Musyoki Mutua, Kenya

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

Side Events

Amyot Felix Kofoky, Madagascar, during his side event on ‘Conservation Issues of Malagasy Migratory Birds of Prey’

Salim Hamade, Lebanon, during his side event on ‘Quantifying, Monitoring and Tackling Illegal Killing and Taking of Birds in the Mediterranean and Beyond’

Victoria Jones, BLI

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

Borja Heredia, CMS Secretariat, and Jenny Renell,
Coordinating Unit of the Raptors MoU

Mátyás Prommer, Hungary

Around the Conference

Victoria Jones, BLI, and Salim Hamade, Lebanon

Maite Rios Noya, CMS Office - Abu Dhabi, and Yasaman Akbarzadeh Yazdi, CMS Secretariat

Azan Al-Kalbani, Khalifa Al Higgi, and Waheed Al Fazari, Oman

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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