A Summit for the Flyways

April 23rd-26th 2018 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Declaration of the Global Flyways Summit

Connecting Nature, Connecting People

 

From 23-26 April 2018, government, donor, private sector, research, NGO and international convention representatives, from more than 70 countries and 100 organisations, gathered in Abu Dhabi for the first Global Flyways Summit. This unprecedented meeting brought together actors and decision-makers from all eight flyways of the world to address the critical declines in many migratory bird populations. The outcomes of the Summit were informed by the release of the State of the World’s Birds 2018; of the world’s 11,000 bird species, one in five are migratory, of which nearly 40% are in decline, with one in nine being threatened with global extinction.

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Read more about the declarations and outcomes for:

Bustards

Vultures

Coastal Wetlands

Energy Infrastructure

Illegal Killing of Birds

Saker Falcon


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