As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

New agreements will help to save migratory bird species

Hundreds of species of migratory birds will benefit from two historic agreements that were reached on Sunday 9 November at the Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS).

The Resolution Preventing Poisoning of Migratory Birds and the Landbird Action Plan will set out to save more than 400 bird species. 

The Resolution Preventing Poisoning of Migratory Birds agreement outlined a set of guidelines to tackle the causes of bird poisoning and ratified a groundbreaking plan of action to protect birds against this threat. The agreement supports guidelines to prevent the risk of poisoning and encourages parties to reduce and minimise the poisoning of migratory birds. It identifies five poisons as being the most significant risk to migratory birds, and therefore recommends a ban on veterinary diclofenac, the phasing out of all lead ammunition, and action on rodenticides, insecticides and poison baits. 

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