India Signs Raptor MoU To Save Birds Of Prey


To conserve several species of birds Government has signed ‘Raptor MoU’ – a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on conservation of birds of prey in Africa and Eurasia.

The ‘Raptor MoU’ extends its coverage to 76 species of birds of prey, out of which 46 species, including vultures, falcons, eagles, owls, hawks, kites, harriers, etc. also occur in India. India is 56th signatory State to sign the ‘Raptor MoU’ that was concluded on October 22, 2008 and came into effect on November 1, 2008. 

The Union Cabinet, in its meeting, held on December 30, 2015 had approved the proposal of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change to sign the MoU, also called ‘Raptor MoU’, on Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia, with the Convention on Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS), or Bonn Convention, under the auspices of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The Convention on Conservation of Migratory Species(CMS) aims to conserve migratory species throughout their range. India had become a party to the CMS since November 1, 1983. 

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  • The ‘Raptor MoU’ is an agreement under Article IV paragraph 4 of the CMS and is not legally binding. 
  • One of the biggest worries is the vulture, whose population has declined from 40 million in the 1980s to around 100,000 today.
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • Eurasia is the combined continental landmass of Europe and Asia. The term is a portmanteau of its two constituents.


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