"It is with very great pleasure that I advise you that our Motion No. 3 on Electrocution and Collisions has been accepted at IUCN following the Electronic vote. This is a real success for our organization and is the second Motion, of which the IAF is the Proponent, which has been accepted at an IUCN World Conservation Congress.
This is good step on the way to addressing this very real conservation challenge. Our next task will be to prepare a Booklet to publicise the Motion to Governments and to Funding Organizations. This task will fall to our Electrocutions Group and I hope to develop this in partnership with BirdLife International and Endangered Wildlife Trust – South Africa.
All the other Motions which we were interested in were also successful, including motions addressing Vulture conservation (which includes an addition proposed by us) as well as Poisoning and Illegal Trade. Also of note is that an amendment to a Motion on Canned Hunting of Lions which we called for with the support of FACE and CIC, has been passed where the wording: canned “hunting” is changed to canned “shooting”.
This has been an effective involvement of our organization in this important conference. Our Team is still in Hawai’i with a Poster Presentation on "Falconry and the Saker Falcon – Conservation Challenges and Sustainable Use" and is hosting a number of side-meetings.
Adrian Lombard 2nd September 2016