Migratory Soaring Birds Project - Regional Component.
Project start date:April, 2008
Project end date:31 March 2015
Project Status: Active
Project Phase: Execution
Project Budget:3,482,243 USD
Focus Area:Biodiversity / Soaring Birds
Implementing Partner:Birdlife International
Regional Project: Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Yemen
The project aims to integrate conservation of migratory soaring birds into relevant sectors, namely agriculture, energy, hunting, waste management and tourism, in 11 countries along the Rift Valley / Red Sea Flyway.
To conserve migratory soaring birds, we build partnerships and strategic alliances with private businesses, NGOs, governments, international organizations and on-going initiatives in these sectors. We also call on the concept of hospitality towards visiting guests, a concept deeply rooted in the culture of our region.
Development of a pioneer sensitivity mapping tool for the wind energy sector in the Rift Valley / Red Sea region.
Development of guidance material for mainstreaming soaring birds conservation into the energy sector.
Completion of a regional workshop on mainstreaming soaring birds conservation into the energy sector that focused on showcasing best practices for risk management to birds from renewable energy sources developed by the project.
Completion of a capacity assessment report that identifies the training needs of national partners and will guide future capacity building activities.
Administration of strategic communication capacity building workshop to environmental non-governmental and governmental organizations.
Awareness raising around bird conservation issues through the participation to international events such as the World Migratory Bird Day.
Promotion of the project through the organization of several national workshops in project countries
The Migratory Soaring Birds project works towards
Raising awareness about the importance of the Rift Valley / Red Sea flyway and the soaring birds that migrate through it every year.
Altering the social and cultural behaviors of key people working within sectors that present threats or opportunities to the flyway
Building the capacity of relevant national and regional organizations to integrate soaring birds conservation within their work.
Promoting flyway friendly practices through content and tools destined to be used at both national and regional levels.
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