BirdLife Cyprus participated in a four-day workshop that took place in Zagreb (Croatia) from 28 November to 1 December 2016 as part of the project ‘Capacity Building for Flyway Conservation in the Mediterranean’ funded by the MAVA Foundation. BirdLife Cyprus has actively been involved in this project for the last 4 years. This was the final workshop where a review of the project implementation was discussed as well as planning ahead for future work.
Overall, more than 30 participants attended the workshop from around 20 different BirdLife International partners, all being part of the Mediterranean Flyway Conservation network. This network was formed under this project to address common threats faced by migratory birds, including illegal bird killing and energy production/electricity grid infrastructure development and expansion.
The workshop was an opportunity for the BirdLife partners to share their achievements, successes and challenges and to puzzle together all the great conservation work that was undertaken in the past four years under this project. Moreover, future priorities and collaborations were discussed, as well as possible fundraising opportunities, in order to ensure that this vital conservation work that is being done along the Africa-Eurasia flyway is maintained.