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State of migratory birds

BirdLife International - Migratory Birds and Flyways 

This webpage outlines the state of migratory birds, the threats they face and current international initiatives to protect migratory birds and their flyways.

BirdLife International - State of the world's birds 2013 

This report provides a comprehensive overview of global bird conservation trends and the threats faced by the world’s birds

American Bird Conservancy - Mortality Threats to Birds

This webpage provides information on mortality threats to birds and facts about bird conservation.

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 

This comprehensive database contains information on the conservation status and trends of many of the world’s plant and animal species. It is produced by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Living Planet: Connected Planet – Preventing the End of the World's Wildlife Migrations through Ecological Networks. A Rapid Response Assessment 

This report assesses the state of the world’s migratory species and outlines the case for migratory species conservation. It was produced by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS).

Fatal Light Awareness Program (FLAP) Canada 

This program aims to protect migratory birds in the urban environment. The website provides information on urban threats to birds and potential solutions.

Flyways conservation 

CMS Programme of Work on Migratory Birds and Flyways  [pdf]

This document outlines the Programme Work on Migratory Birds and Flyways as adopted by the 11th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS). It outlines a number of actions to be taken by CMS parties to promote the conservation of migratory birds and their flyways.

The Western Hemisphere Migratory Species Initiative (WHMSI) 

The mission of the Western Hemisphere Migratory Species Initiative is to contribute to the conservation of migratory species of the Western Hemisphere.

East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP) 

An international network of national governments, inter-governmental organizations, NGOs and private enterprise for the conservation of migratory waterbirds, their habitats and the livelihoods of people dependent upon them in the East Asian-Australasian Flyway.

Wings over Wetlands (WOW) - The African-Eurasian Flyways Project 

Completed in 2010, WOW aimed to improve the conservation of African-Eurasian migratory waterbirds through implementing measures to conserve the critical network of sites used in the their annual cycle.

The Siberian Crane Wetland Project (SCWP) 

Completed in 2010, the SCWP was a six-year project aimed at sustaining the ecological network of wetlands in Asia that are of critical importance for migratory waterbirds.

BirdLife International- spotlight on flyways 

This webpage outlines a number of international initiatives on flyways conservation. It also includes fact sheets for each of the world’s eight major flyways and links to over thirty case studies on migratory birds and flyways.

Migratory bird science 

African Bird Ringing Scheme (AFRING) 

Supported by the United Nations Environment Programme and the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA), this programme aims to improve the coordination and quality of bird ringing efforts within Africa.

European Union for Bird Ringing (EURING) 

A coordinating body for bird ringing schemes in Europe.

RSPB Satellite Tracking 

This page outlines the key tracking activities of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB). It includes interactive maps showing the international pathways flown by migratory birds.

BTO Tracking Studies 

This page outlines the key tracking activities of the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO). It includes a time lapse map of the movements of migrating individuals over their annual cycle.

BirdLife International – Birds as an environmental barometer 

This article discusses the role of birds as indicators of biodiversity loss and environmental wellbeing.

Related conventions and international organizations

Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) 

The Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (also known as CMS or Bonn Convention) aims to conserve terrestrial, marine and avian migratory species throughout their range.

African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) 

The Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) aims to maintain or restore populations of waterbird species in the Africa-Eurasia region at a favorable conservation status.

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) 

UNEP is the voice for the environment within the United Nations system. UNEP's mission is to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment.

Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) 

The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) aims to conserve biological diversity, ensure sustainable use of the components of biological diversity and ensure fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources.

Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention) 

The Ramsar Convention aims to ensure the conservation and wise use of all wetlands through local and national actions and international cooperation, as a contribution towards achieving sustainable development throughout the world.

International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) 

Coordinated by Environment for the Americas, IMBD raises awareness of migratory bird conservation in the Americas. It was created in 1993 by visionaries at the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center and the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology.

BirdLife International 

BirdLife International is a global partnership of conservation organizations that strives to conserve birds, their habitats and global biodiversity.

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) 

IUCN is the world's largest conservation network with the mission to influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature.

International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (CIC) 

The International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (CIC) is a politically independent advisory body which aims to preserve wild game and hunting. The mission of CIC is to promote, on a global scale, sustainable hunting as a tool for conservation, while building on valued traditions.

Wetlands International 

Wetlands International is an international NGO dedicated to the conservation and wise use of wetlands. They work regionally, nationally and internationally to achieve the conservation and wise use of wetlands.