Western Hemisphere Migratory Species Initiative

Roundtable Event to discuss Ecuador initiatives pertinent to Flyways of the Americas Framework

When: Monday November 3rd, 2014

Where: Marriot Hotel, Quito, Ecuador

WHMSI, in collaboration with IUCN-Sur, convened a roundtable event on Monday, November 3rd in the framework of the 11th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CMS. The purpose of the roundtable was to share ideas and receive feedback on the Flyways of the Americas Framework: Strategies for Enhancing Collaboration among Migratory Species Conservation Initiatives throughout the Hemisphere. As part of this event, NGOs and Government entities presented the migratory conservation activities implemented in Ecuador


As a build up to the Convention on Migratory Species meeting, Experts who work in Natural and Cultural Conservation and Flyways issues in Ecuador gathered to exchange ideas and best practices


Fundacion Marviva
By: Erick Ross
Fundacion de Conservacion Jocotoco: 14 años protegiendo aves en peligro
By: Francisco Sornozo

Flyways in the Americas Side Event at the 11th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CMS

When: Wednesday November 5th, 2014 1:15 - 2:15 PM

Where: Cañizares Meeting Room, Quorum Quito Conference Center, Quito, Ecuador

In the context of the Flyways in the Americas meetings held at the OAS headquarters in Washington D.C. in January 2014 and in Jamaica in March 2014, the Western Hemisphere Migratory Species Initiative (WHMSI) has convened a side event in the framework of the 11th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CMS. Americas’ Flyways seeks to harmonize the conservation efforts of governments and all relevant partners and stakeholders to ensure active cooperation among migratory bird instruments, initiatives and partnerships; assess and mitigate significant barriers to migration; foster the conservation of high priority networks of sites and habitats; mitigate impacts of climate change on migratory bird species; enhance and strengthen monitoring; help guide funding to priority needs; and empower local communities to conserve their resources.

The side event will present the Americas Flyways Framework (brief background, and what it seeks to achieve and how), and the Atlantic Flyway Shorebird Business Plan and Partners in Flight as examples of initiatives that can act as an international delivery mechanism for part of the Framework.


The Atlantic Flyway Shorebird Initiative: Developing broad-scale business planning conservation from the ground up
By: Scott Johnston, USFWS Division of Migratory Birds, Northeast Region
Protcting Migratory Birds and Habitats: Partners in Flight Conservation Business Plans
By: David Younkman, Vice President for Conservation, American Bird Conservancy
Western Hemisphere Migratory Species Initiative: Mission and Small Grants Program 4 Tranches since 2008
By: Richard Huber, Organization of American States


For further information on this project please contact Richard Huber at [email protected].