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Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS or Bonn Convention)

 Headquarters:

Bonn, Germany

Germany

CMS

Website: http://www.cms.int/
Description: The Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals is an intergovernmental treaty, concluded under the aegis of the United Nations Environment Program, concerned with the conservation of wildlife and habitats on a global scale.
Summary:

The Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (also known as CMS or Bonn Convention) aims to conserve terrestrial, marine and avian migratory species throughout their range.

Organization Type: International Convention
Issue areas covered:

A range of migratory species, and activities, are covered.

Key opportunities and dates for input: 

Conference of the Parties

Requirements for participation: 

As the only global convention specializing in the conservation of migratory species, their habitats and migration routes, CMS works with a number of other international organizations, including NGOs. Partnerships are possible.

Advocacy Opportunities:
  • Advocacy possible through CMS partnerships, and through members.
  • CMS now has an Expert Working Group on Culture and Social Complexity, which is looking at how these attributes influence conservation. This could be an important avenue for expanding the valuation of individual animals in the context of conservation. 

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