Amur Falcon Partnership
Satellite Tracking of Amur Falcons – Nagaland, India
The main objectives of the project are:
- a) To deploy modern technology in the form of lightweight satellite tags fitted to a small number of Amur Falcons trapped in Nagaland to track their amazing migration journeys;
- b) To better understand the behaviour and ecology of the Amur Falcon during its presence in Nagaland, along the migration routes and in the wintering areas in Africa;
- c) To utilise web-based tools to actively apply the information gained to raise awareness of the international importance of the Amur Falcon and to promote falcon conservation activities, particularly amongst local communities in Nagaland; and,
- d) To demonstrate the value and effectiveness of international collaborative actions under the auspices of the CMS Raptors MoU to promote the conservation of migratory birds of prey.
The key benefits expected from this project include:
- Enhanced knowledge of the behaviour and ecology of the Amur Falcon, particularly during its presence in Nagaland, along the migration flyway in and Africa.
- Engagement of local communities in falcon conservation by means of exciting and innovative opportunities to raise awareness of the Amur Falcon, including its amazing migration journey and the threats it faces.
- Promotion of the positive conservation activities being undertaken by the Government of India, at both national and state levels, with the support of non-governmental organisations.
- Increased survival of Amur Falcons by reducing the harvest of the species in Nagaland.
- Demonstration of the value and effectiveness of international collaborative actions under the auspices of the CMS Raptors MoU to promote the conservation of migratory birds of prey.
The project was jointly sponsored and supported by the following organisations – Wildlife Institute of India, Nagaland Forest Department, MME/BirdLife Hungary and the Coordinating Unit of the CMS Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey (Raptors MoU).
The migratory routes of all birds tagged with PTTs can be tracked at www.satellitetracking.eu
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