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.