Migratory soaring birds - Regional component
The project aims to integrate conservation of migratory soaring birds into relevant sectors, namely agriculture, energy, hunting, waste management and tourism, in 11 countries along the Rift Valley / Red Sea Flyway.
To conserve migratory soaring birds, we build partnerships and strategic alliances with private businesses, NGOs, governments, international organizations and on-going initiatives in these sectors. We also call on the concept of hospitality towards visiting guests, a concept deeply rooted in the culture of our region.
Finally, we ask for an understanding of the services that birds provide.
- Developed and published code of best practices for responsible hunting and the full protection of Migratory Soaring Birds
- Developed guidance material for mainstreaming soaring birds’ conservation into the agriculture, energy, waste management and tourism sectors
- Developed pioneer sensitivity mapping tool for the wind energy sector in the Rift Valley / Red Sea region
- Facilitated the disconnection and insulation of Port Sudan infamous transmission line responsible for the deaths of thousands of soaring birds
- Contributed to the development of resolutions on poisoning and energy adopted by the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS)
- Facilitated Syria’s signing of CMS Raptor MOU
- Contributed to the development of a new hunting law in Syria that protects Migratory Soaring Birds.
- Raising awareness about the importance of the Rift Valley / Red Sea flyway and the soaring birds that migrate through it every year.
- Altering the social and cultural behaviors of key people working within sectors that present threats or opportunities to the flyway
- Building the capacity of relevant national and regional organizations to integrate soaring birds conservation within their work.
- Promoting flyway friendly practices through content and tools destined to be used at both national and regional levels
Who Finances it?
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Delivery in previous fiscal year
- Project start date:
- April 2008
- Estimated end date:
- May 2015
- Focus Area:
- Biodiversity / Soaring Birds
- Implementing Partner:
- Birdlife International
- Project Budget:
- USD 3,892,243
- Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Yemen