WCC 2016 Rec 098 - Activity Report

General Information
IUCN Constituent: 
International Association for Falconry and Conservation of Birds of Prey
IUCN Constituent type: 
IUCN Member
Period covered: 
2018
Geographic scope: 
Global
Country/Territory: 
Mongolia
Morocco
In implementing this Resolution your organization has worked/consulted with...
IUCN Members: 
Environment Agency Abu Dhabi ( EAD ) / United Arab Emirates
IUCN Secretariat: 
No
Other non-IUCN related organisations: 
The Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Raptor Conservation Foundation, European Foundation for Falconry & Conservation, Mongolian Falconers Association, Moroccan Falconers Association
Implementation
Indicate and briefly describe any actions that have been carried out to implement this Resolution: 
ActionDescriptionStatus
Capacity-buildingEuropean Foundation for Falconry and Conservation and Government of the Kingdom of Morocco signed na MoU on cooperation to prevent electrocution of birds of prey in Morocco.On-going
Capacity-buildingIAF joined as observer Energy Task Force of the CMS to get the attention of electricity companies and financial institutions in fighting electrocution. On-going
Education/Communication/Raising awarenessIAF co-financed the Sakernet.org, portal to enhance trust between Saker trappers, falconers, conservationists in 4 languages - Arabic, Farsi, Russian and Pashto. There is a separate part on electrocution in all mentioned languages. Portal is running for another periodOn-going
Education/Communication/Raising awarenessIAF in cooperation with its partners took part in numerous conferences, where the problem of electrocution of birds was presented, including he BirdLife Flyways Conference, The Electrocution Symposium at the Raptor Research foundation Conference. On-going
Education/Communication/Raising awarenessIAF prepared a booklet omn electrocution and the Motion in 14 languages, available online.On-going
Education/Communication/Raising awarenessIAF prepared a website on electrocution, https://birdelectrocution.org/, with sections on Avian electrocution, Bird-safe power infrastructure, Electrocution database, Partners, School materials, Resources and Help the Saker. The last is a prt of crowdfunding process to start a small scale project in Mongolia. On-going
Education/Communication/Raising awarenessNational Geographic published an article on electrocution of Sakers in Mongolia nad the planned work to prevent it, available in all it's language versions globallyCompleted
Field activitiesMohammed bin Zayed Raptor Fund in cooperation with the GOvernment of Mongolia carried out a pilot project on preventing electrocution. The full scale project is planned for 2019-2020On-going
Field activitiesMongolian Falconry Association in cooperation with Government of Mongolia and local electricity company conducted a work to retrofit one of the most dangerous for birds line, the Argalant line in Central MongoliaCompleted
FundraisingIAF conducted a fundraising campaign to start a small scale project on preventing electrocution in Mongolia. With support of Sheikh Zayed Raptor Fund, one of the most dangerous for birds lines was retrofitted. Completed
FundraisingSheikh Zayed Raptor Fund declared a 1 million USD funds for preventing electrocution in Central Asia, especially Mongolia.On-going
What challenges have you encountered in implementing this Resolution and what measures have you taken to overcome them?: 
IUCN Resolution is not widely known, especially to financial institution. There a need to promote understanding of the role and responsibility of financial institutions for the bird safe infrastructure.
Identify and briefly describe what future actions are planned for the implementation of this Resolution: 
Future ActionDescription
Capacity-buildingIAF will continue promoting knowledge of electrocution and seeking partners in CMS Energy Task Force, finacial institutionas and lectricity companies.
Education/Communication/Raising awarenessIAf and Mohammed bin Zayed Raptor Fund will continue its work to promote knowledge about electrocution globally
Field activitiesA project of European Foundation for Falconry and Conservation to retrofit most dangerous lines in Morocco is planned for 2019
Field activitiesThe Mohammed bin Zated Raptor Fund project in Mongolia will be carried out in 2019-2020, to retrofit all dangerous lines in Mongolia
Additional Information