WCC 2016 Rec 098 - Progress Report

General information
IUCN Constituencies implementing this Resolution
IUCN Members: 
International Association for Falconry and Conservation of Birds of Prey ( IAF ) / Belgium
Environment Agency Abu Dhabi ( EAD ) / United Arab Emirates
IUCN Commissions: 
IUCN Species Survival Commission 2013-2016 (SSC)
IUCN Secretariat: 
No
Other non-IUCN related organisations: 
he Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Raptor Conservation Foundation, European Foundation for Falconry & Conservation, Mongolian Falconers Association, Moroccan Falconers Association
Implementation
Indicate which actions have been carried out to implement this Resolution : 
Capacity-building
Education/Communication/Raising awareness
Field activities
Fundraising
Describe the results/achievements of the actions taken: 
IAF has continued to work on capacity building to prevent electrocution of birds in Morocco, as well as joined the Energy Task Force of the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) to raise the profile of electrocution of wildlife to electric companies and fincncial institutions. IAF has also worked on raising awareness through the development of a portal on Sakernet.org to enhance trust between Saker trappers, falconers and conservationists in Arabic, Farsi, Russian and Pashto. IAF has also took part in many conferences to raise awareness about the problem of electrocution of birds, as well as produced a booklet on electrocution in 14 langues and available online. IAF have launched a website https://birdelectrocution.org/ to raise awareness on Avian electrocution and also mobilise crowd-funding for a project in Mongolia.
IAF has also been working on field activities in Mongolia and carried out fundraising for future work to prevent electrocution in Mongolia.
What challenges/obstacles have been encountered in the implementation of this Resolution and how were they overcome : 
This IUCn Resolution is not well known in to other sectors, especially financial institution. There is a need to raise more awarenees of financial institutions.
Briefly describe what future actions are needed for the implementation of this Resolution: 
IAF will focus on 1) capacity building by promoting knowledge of electrocution and seeking more partners in the CMS Energy Task Force, financial institutions and electric companies; 2) Focus on awareness raising globally; 3) Field activities through two projects - retrofit most dangerous elctric lines in Morrocco and in Mongolia in 2019.
Status of implementation
Status of implementation for this Resolution: 
On-going: implementation consisting of repetitive, recurrent action (attending meetings, reporting, etc.)
Are these actions planned for yet: 
Yes