Recommendations

Project Type # Outcome Report Year FEC
CBird: Seabird Expert GroupAction3.1

Consumptive use:

  1. Ensure that consumptive uses of murres are sustainable.
  2. Monitor harvest levels and assess their impacts on populations.
  3. Harmonize management and harvest regimes for shared populations.
  4. Involve local and Indigenous people in the management of consumptive uses.
International Murre Conservation Strategy and Action Plan1996
CBird: Seabird Expert GroupAction3.2Non-consumptive use: 5. Ensure that non-consumptive uses of murres are sustainable. 6. Implement management plans for areas of eco-tourism activity. 7. Implement standard guidelines to minimize the impact of disturbance at murre coloniesInternational Murre Conservation Strategy and Action Plan1996
CBird: Seabird Expert GroupAction3.3

Commercial activities and industries:

8. Identify, publicize and minimise impacts of commercial activities on murre breeding and foraging areas.

9. Implement programs to reduce oil pollution in areas used by murres.

10. Assess and reduce mortality of murres in commercial fishing gear.

11. Ensure that management of commercial harvests of small fish species provide for their role in murre diets.

International Murre Conservation Strategy and Action Plan1996
CBird: Seabird Expert GroupAction3.4

Habitat protection and enhancement

12. Identify important murre colonies and designate them under national and international systems of protected areas.

13. Promote the establishment of marine protected areas in important pelagic habitats for murres.

14. Contribute to the "Important Bird Areas" system to highlight important areas for murres.

15. Explore the establishment of an international network to identify and protect key areas for murres.

16. Ensure that conservation action will benefit populations, by assessing causes of population declines from an ecosystem perspective.

17. Undertake specific restoration activities to assist depressed populations to recover.

International Murre Conservation Strategy and Action Plan1996
CBird: Seabird Expert GroupAction3.5Communications and consultation: 18. Determine appropriate communication approaches and produce materials to deliver specific messages. 19. Emphasize communication to operators of ships at sea, the fishing industry and tour boat operators. 20. Produce educational materials aimed specifically at children. 21. Issue joint scientific reports of activities relating to murre conservation. International Murre Conservation Strategy and Action Plan1996
CBird: Seabird Expert GroupAction3.6

Research and monitoring:

22. Coordinate circumpolar murre population monitoring and store data in standardized databases.

23. Conduct research on population demography at circumpolar monitoring sites.

24. Develop a coordinated circumpolar murre banding program.

25. Monitor murre feeding ecology and food availability.

26. Monitor murre mortality due to oil pollution, commercial fisheries, and hunting.

27. Conduct research to develop techniques to reduce entrapment in fishing nets.

28. Develop management techniques to restore habitats and populations.

29. Consider the effects of global warming and local eutrophication on murre populations.

30. Assess the need to conduct research into the genetics of murre populations.

International Murre Conservation Strategy and Action Plan1996
CBird: Seabird Expert GroupAction4.1Priorities: 1. Give high priority to actions addressing significant levels of murre mortality 2. Give high priority to habitat protection for key colonies and foraging areas. 3. Give additional priority to research and monitoring needed to address murre conservation issues. 4. Give additional priority to actions supporting obligations of treaties and agreements.International Murre Conservation Strategy and Action Plan1996
CBird: Seabird Expert GroupAction4.2

Collaboration and cooperation:

5. Encourage and assist the development and implementation of national murre conservation plans.

6. Coordinate initiatives among circumpolar countries to address shared murre conservation issues.

7. Ensure the involvement of other jurisdictions and groups necessary to effectively implement this action plan.

International Murre Conservation Strategy and Action Plan1996
CBird: Seabird Expert GroupAction4.3

Reporting

8. Report annually to CAFF on each nation's progress in implementing this action plan.

9. Meet regularly to revise objectives and actions on the basis of shared information.

International Murre Conservation Strategy and Action Plan1996
CBird: Seabird Expert GroupAction4.1Consumptive use: 1.Develop international harvest plans, 2. Establish appropriate harvest rules , 3.Obtain reliable harvest estimates , 4. Evaluate the opportunity for guided hunts, 5. Support egg and down collection programs. Circumpolar Eider Conservation Strategy and Action Plan1997
CBird: Seabird Expert GroupAction4.2Non consumptive use: 6. Evaluate risks from human activities. 7. Encourage non-consumptive uses of eidersCircumpolar Eider Conservation Strategy and Action Plan1997
CBird: Seabird Expert GroupAction4.3

Commercial activities:

8. Identify eiders populations and habitats at risk from oil pollution,

9. Reduce eider mortality caused by commercial fisheries activities.

Circumpolar Eider Conservation Strategy and Action Plan1997
CBird: Seabird Expert GroupAction4.4Habitat protection and enhancement: 10. Prepare a summary of protected eider areas, 11. Evaluate existing mechanisms for protecting eider habitat, 12. Protect additional eider habitat as needed, 13 Implement other needed protective measuresCircumpolar Eider Conservation Strategy and Action Plan1997
CBird: Seabird Expert GroupAction4.5

Communication and consultation:

14. Support other eider conservation initiatives,

15. Ensure coordination with other bird conservation plans,

16. Enlist support of local residents and others interested in eiders,

17. Solicit periodic evaluation of the Strategy by eider specialists,

18. Prepare periodic reports summarizing accomplishments in eider conservation,

19. Ensure that eider conservation projects include an educational component.

Circumpolar Eider Conservation Strategy and Action Plan1997
CBird: Seabird Expert GroupAction4.6Research and monitoring: 20. Develop comprehensive research agendas for each species, 21. Estimate population size, productivity, survivorship, and movements for each major eider populations , 22. Study effects of contaminants on eiders, 23. Develop monitoring plans for eidersCircumpolar Eider Conservation Strategy and Action Plan1997
CBird: Seabird Expert GroupAction5.1Priorities: 1. Identify and prioritize actions, 2. Emphasize causes of eider declines, 3. Establish international, national and regional eider monitoring programsCircumpolar Eider Conservation Strategy and Action Plan1997
CBird: Seabird Expert GroupAction5.2

Collaboration and cooperation:

4. Prepare "National Implementation Plans",

5. Enlist the participation of regional and local governments,

6. Obtain assistance from local residents and eider specialists

Circumpolar Eider Conservation Strategy and Action Plan1997
CBird: Seabird Expert GroupAction5.3Reporting: 7. Provide appropriate opportunities for communication between individuals interested in eider conservation, 8. Report annually to CAFF summarizing actions taken or planned under the StrategyCircumpolar Eider Conservation Strategy and Action Plan1997
CBird: Seabird Expert Group

Non-consumptive use

Objective Encourage non-consumptive use of Ivory Gulls that do not threaten their populations and ensure that non consumptive use of Ivory Gulls is sustainable.

Action

  • Evaluate risks to breeding Ivory Gulls from tourism and other human activities.
  • Prepare guidelines for tourist operators tominimize their impacts on Ivory Gulls.
  • Work to support education and/or enforcement efforts in support of existing harvest regulations to prevent illegal harvest.
International Ivory Gull Conservation Strategy and Action Plan2008
CBird: Seabird Expert GroupCommercial activities Objective Minimize adverse effects on Ivory Gulls from commercial activities. Action• Evaluate effects of commercial activity on Ivory Gulls. • Prepare guidelines to industry operations to minimize their impacts on Ivory Gulls.International Ivory Gull Conservation Strategy and Action Plan2008