Friends of the Landbirds Action Plan (FLAP)

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The formation and working of FLAP is contemplated in the CMS Resolution UNEP/CMS/Resolution 11.17 which adopted African Eurasian Migratory Landbirds Acton Plan (AEMLAP, the Action Plan). In this Resolution, The State Parties welcome, the formation of FLAP envisaged as an international forum of interested stakeholders including: specialists,organizations working on landbirds conservation, research and monitoring to follow and support AEMLAP.

The Resolution also recognizes that, FLAP would particularly be helpful, together with the CMS African Eurasian Migratory Landbirds working Group (AEML-WG) and the Scientific Council, in promoting public awareness and understanding about migratory landbird species and contribute to their conservation along the African Eurasian flyway. The FLAP forum would also support efforts to develop single species action plans for a first set of species: Yellow-breasted Bunting Emberiza aureola, European Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur and European Roller Coracias garrulus.

During the 2nd meeting of AEML-WG in 2015, BirdLife was identified as the lead institution to fast track the operationalization of FLAP.



Aims of FLAP

The main aims of FLAP from AEMLAP perspective are:

  • To provide a clearinghouse function to the public for information about migratory landbirds and the implementation of AEMLAP
  • To rally, stimulate, educate and promote interest and action for migratory landbirds and the threats they are facing


Joining FLAP

Interest groups, professionals, organizations, individuals and enthusiasts are encouraged to join FLAP. Potential members of FLAP are encouraged to read the Guidelines on participating in the FLAP forum.


Relevant Links to FLAP