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Events. – Raptors Conservation 24

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Full reference: Editors. Events. – Raptors Conservation. 2012. № 24. P. 3-23.

Abstract

Events

Twenty-fifth meeting of the CITES Animals Committee took place 18–22 July 2011 in Geneva (Switzerland).

CMS 10th Conference of the Parties (COP10) held in Bergen, Norway 20–25 November 2011. The possibility of listing the Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug) and the Red-Footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) into Appendix I has been discussed at the Conference. The Conference resulted in listing of the Red-Footed Falcon and the Saker Falcon into Appendix I.

The Saker Falcon Task Force (STF) was established in November 2011 by Resolution 10.28, adopted at the 10th Conference of the Parties (COP10) to CMS, held in Bergen, Norway, created 11 January 2012 in Abu Dhabi (UAE).

The Association for the Conservation of Biodiversity of Kazakhstan (ACBK) jointly with the Kazakhstan Bird Conservation Union selected the Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis) to be the Bird of the Year 2012.

The programme to prevent the electrocution of birds starts to be implemented in the Republic of Tatarstan (Russia).

The amendments were made to the Criminal Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan by the law of the Republic of Kazakhstan № 548-IV on “Making amendments and addenda to some legislative acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan concerning the problems of forestry, wildlife, and protected areas”, which was adopted on January 25, 2012. Due to these amendments, an actual mechanism for the suppression of illegal taxidermy activity (preparing and selling stuffed rare birds will be established in the country.

International Workshop on the conservation of the Greater Spotted Eagle conducted within LIFE08 NAT/PL/000511 AQC Plan “Securing the Population of Aquila clanga in Poland: Preparation of the National Action Plan and Primary Site Conservation” took place in the Goniądz, Biebrza Valley, Poland January, 25th–27th, 2012.

Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug) was raised again in the category of “Endangered” in the new Red List IUCN, prepared by BirdLife International.

The programme on colour ringing of birds of prey implemented by the Russian Raptors Research and Conservation Network (RRRCN) starts in 2012.

International conference “Terrestrial vertebrates of arid ecosystems” devoted to the memory of N.A. Zarudny will held in the Uzbekistan national university (Tashkent, Uzbekistan) on 24−28 October 2012.

Contraband of Falcons

Three Saker Falcons (Falco cherrug) were confiscated from the flight to the UAE in the Kiev airport “Borispol” (Ukraine) on 26/11/2011.

The border guards of the “Manas airport” have prevented the illegal export of the Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug) from Kyrgyzstan on 2/11/2011.

Customs Service of the airport in Almaty (Kazakhstan) confiscated 11 Saker Falcons (Falco cherrug) from a resident of Kazakhstan at the departure of the UAE on 11/30/2011.

Four Gyrfalcons (Falco rusticolus) were found at the airport of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (Russia) on 15/12/2011.

In Anadyr (Chukotka, Russia) the officers of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and FSS detained four Gyrfalcons (Falco rusticolus), prepared to ship to another region on 26/12/2011.

Criminal cases against former police officers who were accused of abuse their authority for the smuggling of birds, listed in the Red Data Book of RF, were brought before the court in the Moscow district on 05/03/2012.

UNEP/CMS/Resolution 10.11 Power Lines and Migratory Birds.

UNEP/CMS/Resolution 10.28 Saker Falcon Falco cherrug.

Keywords

raptors, birds of prey, conference, bird protective devices, Steppe Eagle, Aquila nipalensis, Greater Spotted Eagle, Acuila clanga, Gyrfalcon, Falco rusticolus, Saker Falcon, Falco cherrug, Red-Footed Falcon, Falco vespertinusCITES

 

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