Mainstreaming conservation of migratory soaring birds into key productive sectors along the Rift Valley/Red Sea flyway
The Rift Valley/Red Sea flyway is the second most important flyway for migratory soaring birds (raptors, storks, pelicans and some ibis) in the world, with over 1.5 million birds of 37 species, including 5 globally threatened species, using this corridor between their breeding grounds in Europe and West Asia and wintering areas in Africa each year.
The overall project goal is to ensure that globally threatened and significant populations of soaring birds that migrate along the Rift Valley/Red Sea flyway are effectively maintained.
The immediate objective is that conservation management objectives and actions for MSBs are mainstreamed effectively into the hunting, energy, agriculture, waste management and tourism sectors along the Rift Valley/Red Sea flyway, making this a safer route for soaring birds.
Achievements & Expected Results
- Raised awareness of the flyway and altered social and cultural behaviours among target groups that threaten MSBs in the key sectors, decision-makers and the general public.
- Increased national and regional capacity to effect double mainstreaming and application of flyway concept.
- Content and tools to enhance flyway friendly practice developed, delivered and mainstreamed effectively into sector processes and programmes.
- Learning, evaluation and adaptive management increased.