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WCC 2016 Res 009 - Activity Report

General Information
IUCN Constituent: 
IUCN Constituent type: 
IUCN Species Survival Commission 2017-2020
Period covered: 
Geographic scope: 
South and East Asia
Indicate and briefly describe any actions that have been carried out to implement this Resolution: 
Capacity-buildingBirdLife International and Wildlife Reserves Singapore have been coordinating the IUCN SSC Helmeted Hornbill Working Group (under the IUCN SSC Hornbill Specialist Group). Other capacity building initiatives are also in place. Hornbill Research Foundation organised a field-based hornbill capacity development workshop in May 2018 in Thailand. On-going
Convene stakeholders/NetworkingDevelopment of the range-wide Helmeted Hornbill Action Plan (2018 - 2027). See uploaded PDFCompleted
Convene stakeholders/NetworkingThe BirdLife partner in Indonesia - Burung Indonesia along with other key experts (Rangkong Indonesia etc) have developed and published a Helmeted Hornbill action plan for Indonesia in 2018. Completed
Field activitiesRapid assessments of new Helmeted Hornbill populations in southern Myanmar (with BANCA - BirdLife partner in Myanmar)On-going
Field activitiesSystematic monitoring of Helmeted Hornbills in Malaysia (Belum-Temengor with Malaysian Nature Society) and in Thailand (Khao Sok and Khlong Saeng forest complex with Bird Conservation Society of Thailand) is ongoing. Other field activities in place too. This project also involves capacity building of the relevant forest departments. On-going
Scientific/technical activitiesBirdLife International is leading a collaborative project to identify the Helmeted Hornbill's population strongholds across the range countries. The project also identifies gap areas where rapid population assessments need to be carried out. On-going
Identify and briefly describe what future actions are planned for the implementation of this Resolution: 
Future ActionDescription
Convene stakeholders/NetworkingSarawak Forestry Corporation of Malaysia has called for a meeting of NGOs and governments on 19 - 20 February in Miri Sarawak to decide on our strategy to implement the CITES COP17 resolution conf. 17.11. BirdLife International, Wildlife Conservation Society and other NGOs will be joining this meeting.
Education/Communication/Raising awarenessBirdLife International, TRAFFIC and our collaborators are developing a project to understand the types of Helmeted Hornbill products sold physically and online in Chinese markets. This is to understand the drivers with a view of developing targeted demand-reduction campaigns.
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