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International commitment

Coordination of the African-Eurasian Migratory Landbirds Action Plan

The Swiss Ornithological Institute coordinates the African-Eurasian Migratory Landbirds Action Plan (AEMLAP). The number of migratory and terrestrial birds, especially insectivorous species that breed in Europe and winter in sub-Saharan Africa, is declining at an alarming rate. The conservation of migratory species is complex, as they depend on suitable breeding areas, high-quality stop-over habitats along their migration routes and optimal wintering grounds. To conserve African-Eurasian migratory birds in the long term, coordinated approaches are needed along the migratory routes that cover the entire life-cycle of birds.


Coordinator regional Office Valais
Alain Jacot
Head of Bird Migration
Barbara Helm
Species Recovery employee
Gabriel Marcacci
Bird Migration employee
Crinan Jarrett
Bird Migration employee
Elizabeth Yohannes
Head of Regional offices
Reto Spaar
Member of the Directorate
Peter Knaus
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Our research and protection projects

Here you will find an overview of all current projects and the most important completed ones at the Ornithological Institute.

More about the projects