Hanns Seidel Foundation is pleased to have participated in the Meeting of Range Countries that aimed to strengthen the conservation actions for migratory birds and their habitats in the Central Asian Flyway (CAF). As partner organizations, we had the opportunity to share our activities and cooperation along the CAF and East Asian-Australasian Flyway under HSF’s international climate project.
During the Meeting of Range countries to strengthen the conservation actions for migratory birds and their habitats in the Central Asian Flyway, the HSF delegation, including Dr. Hyun-Ah Choi from Hanns Seidel Foundation Korea and Mr. Felix Glenk from Hanns Seidel Foundation Mongolia, actively shared their experience and ideas to enhance the conservation and management of migratory birds and their habitats along the CAF and East Asian-Australasian Flyway under the climate project. Their valuable contributions were greatly appreciated and helped to enrich the discussions and recommendations made during the meeting.
The primary goal of the meeting was to work collaboratively to address habitat loss, hunting, water and land pollution, and climate change issues along the CAF. With over 84 families and 604 migratory bird species in the CAF, including the Steppe Eagle, Common Crane, and Bar-headed Goose, it is critical to take action to protect these birds and their habitats.
This was the fourth meeting of the CAF Range countries, which began in 2001 with a clear mandate to cooperate and discuss conservation issues. During the opening remarks, representatives of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change India, Wildlife Institute of India, and Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS) highlighted the importance of this meeting to address the challenges facing migratory birds. We hope that the next steps proposed to the 14th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CMS will lead to effective conservation actions and a brighter future for these amazing birds.