Sustaining migratory species
Every year the skies fill with migratory birds making incredible journeys along ‘flyways’ that connect their breeding, staging and non-breeding areas. Migratory species are exposed to many different threats during the different stages of their life cycle, and their effects are often cumulative. Populations of many migratory species are declining at an alarming rate and many previously common migrants are becoming scarcer. Through the Migratory birds and Flyways Programme, BirdLife is working with a range of collaborators to identify and secure networks of IBAs for migratory species, improve and implement policy measures for the conservation of migratory species and their habitats and develop novel approaches to achieving effective conservation for these species.