Saker Conservation and Falconry
This is web-site for the Saker Task Force (STF) set up under the Raptors MOU of the Convention on Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS). The site is run by the International Association for Falconry and Conservation of Birds of Prey (IAF), working together with CMS, Birdlife International and IUCN.
During 2012-14, the CMS-STF worked with researchers, falconers and other conservationists to draft a Saker Falcon Global Action Plan (SakerGAP), which was adopted by the CMS conference of parties at Quito, Ecuador in November 2014. The SakerGAP proposed flagship projects for managing and monitoring the species. This site, which provides information in English for researchers, veterinarians and other practitioners, is part of the first project. It links here in English to another part of this portal project, which is in Arabic, Pashto, Persian and Russian, for falconers, trappers and local land managers in Saker breeding areas. That site will carry the results of a survey which has now started to embrace in management and monitoring all those whose passion and livelihoods involve the Saker Falcon.
The site is also a resource for those wishing for links to Saker project information, to partners in this project and to reports and scientific articles on the Saker Falcon, including a bibliography of 844 papers. There is also a 2-page factsheet that gives a useful overview of the SakerGAP.
09 Oct 2016
Middle East & North African IAF Members at ADIHEX
01 Sep 2016
Year 2 Survey is Live
17 Apr 2016
Portals Year 1 Report Published