Adriatic Flyway Conference 2014

Interlocking efforts and activities

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The crane is only one bird species that suffers from bird hunting on the balkans.

© Bruno Dittrich

Just like the first conference in April 2009, the Second Adriatic Flyway Conference mainly aimed at making the Adriatic Flyway safer for migratory birds. More than 70 experts from 20 countries gathered in Durres, Albania, from 1 to 3 October 2014. The conference was hosted by EuroNatur together with partner organisations from the countries along the Adriatic Flyway.

Why this conference?

The wetlands along the Adriatic coast from Slovenia to Albania are resting sites of global significance to many bird species. Numerous organisations are working to protect migratory birds along the Adriatic Flyway. The conference wanted to further strengthen interlocking of these efforts in order to increase their impact. EuroNatur and its partners have achieved significant progress since the 1st Adriatic Flyway Conference. Hunting laws have been improved considerably in most countries on the Balkan Peninsula. However, they are still far from being sustainable and there’s pressing need for action also in other areas. Wetlands are still being destroyed and there’s large-scale poaching of migratory birds. But the 2nd Adriatic Flyway Conference highlighted the great potential that is already there to improve the situation.

Further information:

  • More about EuroNatur projects to protect migratory birds along the Adriatic Flyway

Proceedings of the Second Adriatic Flyway Conference in Durrës, Albania, 1 – 3 October 2014

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Adriatic Flyway – Bird conservation on the Balkans

(edited by Stefan W. Ferger and Peter Sackl). Proceedings of the Second Adriatic Flyway Conference in Durrës, Albania, 1-3 October 2014

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