The foundation of the Migrant Landbird Study Group (MLSG) was conceived under the Africa-Eurasia Migratory Landbirds Action Plan (AEMLAP) by the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS). The Action Plan identified a strong need for a collaborative force to connect researchers and amateurs throughout the Palearctic working on migrating landbirds, a gap the MLSG tends to fill.
The objective of the MLSG is to serve as an independent study group to streamline research efforts that will inform conservation action for migrant landbirds within a global conservation context, but with a focus on the Africa-Eurasia flyways.
The MLSG will promote and encourage co-operation between researchers, both amateurs and professionals, and enthuse a broader public through an online information-sharing and knowledge-exchange platform, and by the organisation of meetings, e-newsletters, co-operative projects, and any other legal means.
Countries covered by AEMLAP Annex 2 [.pdf, 374kb]
Species covered by AEMLAP Annex 3 [.pdf, 993kb]