At eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP11) of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), held in Quito, Ecuador (3-9 November 2014), the Czech Republic and Switzerland signed the MoU on the Conservation of Migratory Birds in Africa and Eurasia (Raptors MoU).

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The CMS Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia (Raptors MoU) aims to promote internationally coordinated actions to achieve and maintain the favourable conservation status of migratory birds of prey throughout their range in the African-Eurasian region, and to reverse their decline when and where appropriate.
The Raptors MoU currently covers 76 species of birds of prey and owls (Pandionidae 1 species, Accipitridae 49 species, Falconidae 15 species, and Strigidae 11 species) which occur in 132 Range States and Territories in Africa, Europe and Asia.