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Action Framework

FRAMEWORK FOR ACTION

This section identifies and defines the overall conservation Goal, and the Objectives, the Results and the Actions of the Plan.

Goal

To restore the Sociable Lapwing to favourable conservation status and remove it from the threatened categories of the IUCN Red List, CMS Annex I and Column A of the  AEWA Table 1.

Objective

To reverse the recent negative population trend leading to a population size of 8,000-10,000 breeding pairs by 2022.

Results

Result

Indicator

Means of verification

1- Baseline annual survival rate identified and increased by 2022

 

Annual adult survival rate estimated through analysis of existing data.

Ongoing colour-ringing and re-sighting undertaken annually until 2022 and subsequently re-analysed.

Scientific papers published by 2013 and 2022.

Annual written reports from ongoing colour-ringing activities in Kazakhstran.

Annual written reports from survey teams across the migratory routes and wintering grounds.

2 - Reproductive success is maximised through maintained nest survival rates higher than 35% (5 year rolling mean) and overall productivity higher than 0.75 fledged chicks per female (5 year rolling mean).

Five-year rolling mean of nest survival is >35%

Five-year rolling mean of chick survival is >0.75 fledged chicks per female

Scientific paper published in 2013.

Annual written reports from ongoing monitoring in Kazakhstan

3 - All key sites along the flyways are protected and adequately managed

 

National hunting or conservation legislation is in place across all range states and includes protection for Sociable Lapwing

All key sites identified and management plans written

Important Bird Area network managed favourably for Sociable Lapwing

Ratified hunting and conservation legislation within principal range states

All range principal range states are members of AEWA and/or CMS

National Species Action Plans identify key sites and conservation actions

4 - All identified knowledge gaps are filled by 2022

Knowledge gaps filled by 2022

Papers published in peer-reviewed journals.

Annual monitoring and expedition reports

5 - International co-operation is maximised through the full engagement of all principal range states in the framework of the Single Species Action Plan and AEWA

 

The AEWA Sociable Lapwing International Working Group is active and includes all principal range states

National Action Plans based on this plan are established and implemented

Progress reports by the AEWA Secretariat

National Action Plans published and on the SLIWG web-site

AEWA SLIWG to meet in 2015 and 2020

Results and actions

Time scale: immediate (to commence within the next year), short (within the next 3 years), medium (within the next 5 years), long (within the next 10 years)

Result

Action

Priority

Timescale

Organisations responsible

1 - Baseline annual survival rate identified and increased by 2022

Action 1.1

Analyse data from colour-ring project in Kazakhstan

Applicable to: KZ

Essential

Immediate

RSPB and ACBK

 

Action 1.2

Minimise the loss of Sociable Lapwings by hunting along the flyways through creation/efficient enforcement of legislation

Applicable to: SY, IQ, TU, PK

Essential

Immediate

Government institutions in charge of nature conservation and hunting

2 - Reproductive success is maximised through maintained nest survival rates higher than 35% (5 year rolling mean) and mean chick survival higher than 0.75 fledged chicks per female (5 year rolling mean).

Action 2.1

To reduce the number of nest trampling incidents during breeding season through improved livestock management

Applicable to: KZ, (RU)

High

Short

Government institutions in charge of nature conservation and livestock

 

Action 2.2

Additional key breeding sites are identified across the breeding range

Applicable to: KZ (RU)

High

Medium

ACBK

3 - All key sites along the flyways are protected and adequately managed

Action 3.1

Protect and manage known key staging areas

Applicable to: all range states

High

Medium/long

Government institutions in charge of nature conservation

 

Action 3.2

Ensure that Sociable Lapwing habitat requirements are included in relevant  governmental land-use policies in breeding and wintering areas

Applicable to: KZ, RU, IN, SD, SA, ER, ET, OM, PK

High

Medium/long

Government institutions in charge of nature conservation

 

Action 3.3

Assess the effectiveness of the existing protected area network across the range states

Applicable to: All range states

High

Medium

RSPB

 

Action 3.4

Ensure that Sociable Lapwing is declared a priority conservation species in the relevant legislation of all the range states for enhanced protection

Applicable to: all range states

Medium

Medium

Government institutions in charge of nature conservation.

 

4 - All identified knowledge gaps are filled by 2022

Action 4.1

Identify additional staging areas and stop-over sites on the western flyway

Applicable to: KZ, RU, TU, SY, IQ

High

Short/medium

Government institutions in charge of nature conservation.

National and International conservation NGOs

 

Action 4.2

Identify the route and key staging areas on the eastern flyway

Applicable to: KZ, IN, PK

High

Short/medium

Government institutions in charge of nature conservation.

National and International conservation NGOs

 

Action 4.3

Evaluate the extent of hunting pressure in Syria, Iraq & Turkey

Applicable to: SY, IQ

Essential

Immediate

Government institutions in charge of nature conservation and hunting

National and International conservation NGOs

 

Action 4.4

Identify further wintering sites in Sudan and elsewhere in north-east Africa, the Middle East and India

Applicable to: SU, ER, ET, IN

High

Short/medium

Government institutions in charge of nature conservation.

National and International conservation NGOs

 

Action 4.5

Further research on the demographic parameters

Applicable to: all range states

Medium

Medium

Government institutions in charge of nature conservation.

National and International conservation NGOs

 

Action 4.6

Research on the migration strategy through satellite tracking and colour ringing birds on the breeding grounds

Applicable to: KZ

Essential

Immediate

Government institutions in charge of nature conservation.

ACBK

 

Action 4.7

Identification of new breeding areas through satellite tracking of birds caught on the wintering grounds

Applicable to: SU, IN

Medium

Medium

Government institutions in charge of nature conservation.

National and International conservation NGOs

 

Action 4.8

Conduct co-ordinated counts of breeding areas in Kazakhstan and Russia to improve the world population estimate

Applicable to: KZ, RU

High

Short

Government institutions in charge of nature conservation.

National and International conservation NGOs

 

Action 4.9

Determine the effects of possible land-use changes on breeding numbers and distribution

Applicable to: KZ, RU

Medium

Medium

Government institutions in charge of nature conservation.

National and International conservation NGOs

 

Action 4.10

Determine the effects of possible land-use changes in the wintering grounds

Applicable to: SU, IN, ET, ET, SA, PK, OM

Low

Long

Government institutions in charge of nature conservation.

National and International conservation NGOs

 

Action 4.11

Identify the current climate space of Sociable Lapwing in Kazakhstan and Russia to predict the potential impacts of climate change on future distribution

Applicable to: KZ, RU

Low

Long

Government institutions in charge of nature conservation.

National and International conservation NGOs

 

Action 4.12

Identify the ecological requirements on the stop-over sites and wintering grounds

Applicable to: all range states

 

 

Government institutions in charge of nature conservation.

National and International conservation NGOs

5 - International co-operation is maximised through the full engagement of all principal range states in the framework of the Single Species Action Plan and AEWA

Action 5.1

Accession to AEWA of all principal range states

Applicable to: IQ, KZ, RU, TU, ER, OM

High

Short

Government institutions in charge of nature conservation.

AEWA Secretariat

 

Action 5.2

Maintain the active work of the AEWA Sociable Lapwing International Working Group to co-ordinate the implementation of the Single Species Action Plan

Applicable to: all range states

Essential

Immediate

Government institutions in charge of nature conservation.

AEWA Secretariat