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Union Government signed Raptor MoU on conservation of birds of prey

Union Government signed Raptor MoU on conservation of birds of prey
10 March 2016 Current Affairs: The Union Government on 7 March 2016 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on conservation of birds of prey in Africa and Eurasia at the Convention on Migratory Species Office in Abu Dhabi.The MoU was signed by T.P Seetharam, the Ambassador of India to the UAE.With the signing of the Raptor MoU, India became the 56th signatory state to sign it.The MoU is also in conformity with the provisions of the existing Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972, wherein the birds have been accorded protection.The Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia is an international, legally non-binding, agreement to protect migratory birds of prey.It was concluded on 22 October 2008 and came into effect on 1 November 2008.It is an agreement under Article IV paragraph 4 of the CMS.It seeks willingness of the signatory Range States for working for conservation of the raptor species and their habitats.An action plan has been formulated which primarily envisages the conservation action for Raptor species.The MoU extends its coverage to 76 species of birds of prey out of which 46 species including vultures, falcons, eagles, owls, hawks, kites, harriers, and more which are also found in India.The CMS or Bonn Convention, under the auspices of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), aims to conserve migratory species throughout their range. India has been a party to the CMS since 1 November 1983.


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