MAFRC involved in the development of a national raptor conservation strategy in Morocco

Workshops and events

MAFRC involved in the development of a national raptor…

The MAFRC participated from 19 to 20 April 2017 in an international workshop for the elaboration of a national strategy for the conservation of birds of prey in Morocco.

 Rabat was held from April 19-20, 2017, as a preliminary workshop for the development of the National Raptor Conservation Strategy. Coordinated by HCEFLCD and IUCN-Med, this workshop was organized as part of the project “Developing and Implementing Species Action Plans in Mediterranean Countries: Improving Management Capacity for Conservation of the Mediterranean Sea”. threatened species in the Maghreb.

The event brought together various profiles related to the theme of raptors: national and local authorities, IUCN Commission Members and members of local nature conservation associations (experts from the Specialist Group of Experts). IUCN, GREPOM / Birdlife Morocco, the Ornithology Group of Morocco (GOMAC) and the Association of Friends of Raptors (ASARA)), as well as international experts-representatives of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species belonging to the Wildlife (CMS) – and experts on the conservation and reintroduction of raptors from the Regional Ministry of the Environment of Andalusia (Spain).

The main threats to birds of prey in Morocco were mentioned and prioritized (electrocution, poisoning, etc …), allowing participants to establish a roadmap for the development of the first version of a strategy. of raptors in Morocco, aligned with the CMS Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Africa and Eurasia and its Multi-Species Action Plan for the Conservation of African-Eurasian Vultures .