International Species Action Plan for the Lappet-faced Vulture, Torgos tracheliotus BirdLife International,

Shimelis, A. (2005) International Species Action Plan for the Lappet-faced Vulture, Torgos tracheliotus BirdLife International,. UNSPECIFIED.

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This Action Plan provides a framework within which the conservation status of globally Vulnerable Lappet-faced Vulture Torgos tracheliotus may be improved. It sets out conservation strategies aimed at stabilising and/or increasing the Lappet-faced Vulture populations across their range. The major outputs are: the distribution, population size and trends of the species determined and the impact of human activities at key sites minimised. The population and status in many range countries is poorly known, and further information is both sought and welcomed. Representatives of stakeholder groups, that included governmental and non-governmental organisations from the species' range states, developed the plan. The various stakeholders were assigned roles and responsibilities in the implementation of the 5-year plan. There are various opportunities and on-going projects that will enhance the implementation of the plan within the range states. However, there are also risks that may hamper implementation, and should therefore be borne in mind. Under the umbrella of the African Species Working Group, a group of conservationists met and then worked to compile this action plan. This group with assistance from the African Species Working Group Coordinator, will work to coordinate the implementation of this plan, hand-in-hand with the existing Vulture Study Group. The process of developing this plan was participatory and interactive, to provide an on-the-job training opportunity for African Conservationists to develop their skills in species conservation approaches. The skills and experience gained will enable them to train others so that the process can continue to build the capacity in Africa. Ultimately, many conservationists will be able to produce Species Action Plans at national or international levels for their priority species. The involvement of government representatives will, in addition to stimulating the production of the relevant priority national plans, facilitate the process of incorporating the new species conservation approaches into overall national biodiversity conservation frameworks and strategies. 7

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