AEMLAP (Syllabus: GS Paper 3 – Env and Eco)

News-CRUX-10     17th February 2024        

Context: The 14th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS COP14) adopted an action plan for improving the conservation status of migratory landbird species in the African-Eurasian region.

African-Eurasian Migratory Landbirds Action Plan (AEMLAP)

  • Objective of AEMLAP: Developing a strategic framework to conserve, restore, and sustainably manage populations of migratory landbird species and their habitats.
  • Synergy with AEWA, CAF, and Raptors MOU: Complementing the efforts of AEWA, CAF, and Raptors MOU to restore the status of all African-Eurasian migratory bird species.
  • Focus Areas

oHabitat Conservation: Addressing habitat loss and degradation as critical threats to migratory landbird species throughout the flyway.

oResearch and Monitoring: Emphasizing the importance of research and monitoring in understanding and conserving migratory landbird populations.

oEducation and Information: Promoting awareness and education as crucial elements in the conservation of migratory landbirds.

oTaking and Trade, and Other Issues: Addressing challenges related to taking and trade, as well as other threats such as diseases and collisions.

Identified Threats

  • Habitat Loss and Degradation: Recognizing habitat loss and degradation as the primary threats to migratory landbird species.
  • Taking and Trade: Acknowledging the potential negative impact of taking and trade for economic and cultural purposes on certain migratory landbird populations.
  • AEMLAP's Vision:
  • Adequate Monitoring and Conservation: Striving to adequately monitor landbird species, identify and mitigate threats, and improve conservation efforts along the African-Eurasian flyways.
  • Preservation of Habitats: Aiming to preserve and sustainably manage habitats crucial for the well-being of migratory landbird species.

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