Presentation on theme: "Overview of Bird Conservation Science in Mozambique - the players and key components G. Allport, N. Aransay, C. Bento, M. Ngwenyama, M.Taylor."— Presentation transcript:
Overview of Bird Conservation Science in Mozambique - the players and key components G. Allport, N. Aransay, C. Bento, M. Ngwenyama, M.Taylor
The informal ‘bird’ group Many others but this group participating here: Gary Allport, BirdLife International Nacho Aransay, Maputo, Mozambique Carlos Bento, Museu de História Natural & AACEM Morris Ngwenyama, Associação Ambiente, Conservação e Educação Moçambique (AACEM) Martin Taylor, BirdLife South Africa
Organisations BirdLife International – global bird conservation partnership of NGOs BirdLife South Africa – BirdLife Partner in South Africa AACEM – new NGO in Mozambique established with encouragement of BirdLife (and support from the Critical Ecosystems Partnership Fund (CEPF))
A Worldwide Network Autonomous, self-determined Committed to bird conservation Independent but caucus on key issues Together delivering the BirdLife Strategy National Non-governmental organisations
A Worldwide Network Over 2.5 million members; 8 million supporters Over US$270 million annual budget Over 1.2 million hectares of reserves Over 2 million school children 122 countries
BirdLife’s Global Partnership 120 Countries/Territories –78 Partners / Partners Designate –34 Affiliates 8 Country Programmes 12 Secretariat Offices
The BirdLife Partnership strives to conserve birds, their habitats and global biodiversity, working with people towards sustainability in the use of natural resources
1.Save species 2.Conserve sites 3.Safeguard habitats 4.Empower people for positive change Science driven: four areas of strategic operation
BirdLife South Africa Membership based national NGO Focus on conserving birds Programmes on Red Data Book species, Important Bird Areas, tourism, education
Associação Ambiente, Conservação e Educação Moçambique (AACEM) New organisation Working on engaging people in Mozambique Carlos Bento, President Morris Ngwenyama, Project Officer
Globally Threatened Species Strong science- based Red Listing Threatened species action plans ‘Preventing Extinctions’ programs http://amaninature.org/images/amani/longb illed%20tailorbird.jpeg
Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) To document, monitor and effectively protect and manage the world’s most important places for birds and biodiversity. Needs primary data such as Atlases.
1.How can the different values of biodiversity be expressed and quantified in policy-relevant ways to demonstrate its underpinning of sustainable development?* 2.What practical metrics can be developed to use for natural capital in national (and other) accounting?* 3.What are the costs of effective biodiversity conservation and how can these costs best be met?* 4.What actions are needed to improve the status of the most threatened species and sites, and are the ones underway having any effect? How cost-effective are different approaches in different contexts? 5.How important is improving connectivity between sites of biodiversity importance (given recent and projected habitat loss), and what are the best mechanisms for doing so?* 6.How significant are important sites for birds for the conservation of other wildlife? What other focal taxa best complement birds in identifying the full set of key biodiversity areas? 7.What ecosystem services do important biodiversity sites deliver to people? How can these be assessed, monitored, and factored into policy to inform better and more sustainable outcomes for biodiversity and people?* 8.What are the causes of population decline in migratory species, especially landbirds, and what policy measures are needed to address these effectively? 9.Where are the global priorities for eradicating or controlling invasive species, given the potential benefits to native species, and costs/constraints of interventions? 10.How will human responses to climate change interact with direct climate change effects to impact biodiversity?* 11.Which species are under greatest extinction risk from climate change and what adaptation measures are required?* 12.How can ecosystem-based adaptation for people be best shaped to deliver adaptation for biodiversity (and vice versa)?* 13.What are the best ways to develop, empower and sustain local community groups as effective agents for conservation?* 14.How can we most effectively communicate with, and influence the psychology, values and behaviour of, people (citizens, business, decision-makers) in favour of biodiversity conservation?*
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