Breeding populations of African-Eurasian migrant landbirds are rapidly declining. CMS COP10 called for a regional Action Plan for their conservation but with no regulatory status Range States are unlikely to commit to and co-ordinate action for plan implementation.
Samuel co-ordinates the CMS working group producing the plan. This Fellowship will enable him to support Range States to implement the plan by enhancing his advocacy capacity and his understanding of action plan implementation. He will build an expert network to advise on national priorities and regional coordination and support stakeholders to engage with CMS focal points and commit to co-ordinated implementation.