Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug) Global Action Plan (SakerGAP)

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CONVENTION ON MIGRATORY SPECIES

Distribution: General UNEP/CMS/COP11/Doc.23.1.5.2 29 August 2014

Original: English 11th MEETING OF THE CONFERENCE OF THE PARTIES Quito, Ecuador, 4-9 November 2014 Agenda Item 23.1.5

SAKER FALCON FALCO CHERRUG GLOBAL ACTION PLAN (SAKERGAP), INCLUDING A MANAGEMENT AND MONITORING SYSTEM, TO CONSERVE THE SPECIES

Summary: Under Agenda Item 23.1.5 of the 11th Conference of Parties is presented the Saker Falcon Falco cherrug Global Action Plan (SakerGAP). The document emanates from CMS Resolution 10.28, which enacted an immediate Concerted Action for the species, including establishing a Saker Falcon Task Force to bring together Range States, Partners and interested parties to develop a coordinated Global Action Plan, including a management and monitoring system, to conserve the species.

For reasons of economy, documents are printed in a limited number, and will not be distributed at the Meeting. Delegates are requested to bring their copy to the meeting and not to request additional copies.

C M S R a p t o rs M O U T e c h n i c a l Pu b l i c at i o n N o . 2 CMS Technical Series No. 31

Saker Falcon Falco cherrug Global Action Plan (SakerGAP) including a management and monitoring system, to conserve the species

The Coordinating Unit of the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia (Raptors MOU) Saker Falcon Task Force

Saker Falcon Falco cherrug Global Action Plan (SakerGAP) including a management and monitoring system, to conserve the species

Prepared with financial contributions from the Environment Agency Abu Dhabi on behalf of the Government of the United Arab Emirates, the Saudi Wildlife Authority on behalf of the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the European Commission on behalf of the European Union, the Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora and the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals.

CMS Raptors MOU Technical Publication No. 2 CMS Technical Series No. 31

August 2014

Saker Falcon Falco cherrug Global Action Plan (SakerGAP), including a management and monitoring system, to conserve the species.

The SakerGAP was commissioned by the Saker Falcon Task Force, under the auspices of the CMS Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia (Raptors MOU). The preparation of the plan was financially supported by the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi on behalf of the Government of the United Arab Emirates, the Saudi Wildlife Authority on behalf of the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Environment and Sustainable Management of Natural Resources (ENRTP) Strategic Cooperation Agreement (STA) between the European Commission – Directorate-General (DG) for the Environment – and UNEP, the Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS). Compiled by: András Kovács, Nick P. Williams and Colin A. Galbraith.

With contributions from: Boris Barov (BirdLife International), Jenny Renell (CMS Raptors MOU), Aurelie Boutrou (CMS Raptors MOU), Dragana Stojkovic (CMS Raptors MOU).

Contributors to the SakerGAP Questionnaire (Lead Compilers in italics): Karen Aghababyan (Armenia); Anita Gamauf (Austria); Elchin Sultanov, Tahir Kerimov, Arzu Mammaedov, Abulfat Samadov (Azerbaijan); Allama Shibli Sadik, Tapan Kumar Dey, Sayam U. Chowdhury, Shibli Sadik (Bangladesh); Dimitar Gradinarov, Petar Iankov, Ruslan Serbezov, Stoycho Stoychev, Dimitar Ragyov (Bulgaria); Ana Kobašlić, Jelena Kralj, Tamara Čimbora Zovko, Zrinka Domazetović, Ivana Jelenić, Vlatka Dumbović Mazal (Croatia); Martin Hellicar, Nicolaos Kassinis (Cyprus); V