CMS Proposes Action Plan for Spoon-billed Sandpiper

January 2011: A new report, published by the Convention on Migratory Species (UNEP/CMS) and BirdLife International, proposes an International Single Species Action Plan for the conservation of the critically endangered Spoon-billed Sandpiper.

Published as CMS Technical Report Series No. 23, the report includes current data on distribution, threats and recommended activities to prevent the species from becoming extinct. The Action Plan comprises a broad range of activities coordinated by BirdLife International with financial support from CMS. The proposed measures aim to ensure legal protection of breeding sites, restore claimed wetland sites and stop hunting and trapping at key sites.

The publication is expected to help raise awareness on the status of the Spoon-billed Sandpiper and to encourage further research and monitoring in the field along with implementing conservation activities. The Action Plan is designed to further enhance regional cooperation towards ensuring the long-term survival of the species. [The Report] [CMS Press Release]