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Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals

Document type
Multilateral
Field of application
Global
Date
Jun 23, 1979
Source
IUCN (ID: TRE-000495)
Title abbreviation

CMS

Title (French)

Convention sur la conservation des espèces migratrices appartenant à la faune sauvage

Title (Spanish)

Convención sobre la Conservación de Especies Migratorias de Animales Silvestres

Title (Other)

Übereinkommen zur Erhaltung der wandernden wildlebenden Tierarten

Place of adoption
Bonn
Depository
Germany
Language
English, French, German, Russian, Spanish
Entry into force
Nov 1, 1983
Subject
Wild species & ecosystems, Sea
Keyword
Ecosystem preservation Birds Research Institution Biodiversity Dispute settlement Protected animal species Wild fauna Mammals Protection of species Inventory Endangered species Protection of habitats Migratory species Management/conservation Protected area Data collection/reporting
Abstract

Objectives: To protect those species of wild animals that migrate across or outside national boundaries. Summary of provision (a) Endangered migratory species to be listed in appendix I; (b) Migratory species to be subject to agreements listed in appendix II; (c) International agreements should deal with those aspects of the conservation and management of the migratory species concerned which serves to achieve the object of protection; (d) A scientific council to be established to provide advice on scientific matters; (e) A secretariat to be established. (Source: UNEP Register of International Treaties and Other Agreements in the Field of the Environment, 2005)

Comment

Applies to migratory species; the Parties to the Convention acknowledge the need to take action to avoid any migratory species becoming endangered; provides that, in particular, the Parties should promote, co-operate in and support research relating to migratory species and shall endeavour to provide immediate protection for migratory species included in Appendix I and to conclude agreements covering the conservation and management of migratory species included in Appendix II; Appendix I lists endangered migratory species; Appendix II lists migratory species of which the conservation status is unfavourable, as well as those which would significantly benefit from international agreements for their conservation and management; guidelines relating to the contents of such AGREEMENTs are provided; the Bonn Convention also establishes a Conference of the Parties to review the implementation of the Convention and to amend the appendices, a Scientific Council and a Secretariat.

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