India signs treaty on raptors
INDIA HAS signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals for protecting migratory birds of prey. The convention is an intergovernmental treaty under the United Nations Environment Programme. The agreement, also called the Raptors MoU, covers 93 species of migratory birds of prey and extends up to 131 range states in the AfricanEurasian Region. Over 50 species of migratory raptors listed in the agreement exist in India, which became the 56th signatory to the agreement.