The Eleventh Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS COP11) will be held in Quito, Ecuador, from 4 to 9 November 2014. The COP will be preceded by a High Level Ministerial Paneland regional coordination meetings on 3 November, and held along with meetings of the CMS Standing Committeeon 2 and 9 November.
Delegates to the COP will take important decisions, including among others on the following issues.
· Proposed listings on the CMS Appendices of 32 migratory species under threat, including the Polar Bear, the African Lion and more than 20 shark species
· Species Action Plans for the conservation of Argali Sheep, Pacific Loggerhead Turtles and the Saker Falcon
· Strategic Plan for Migratory Species 2015-2023 to provide vision, leadership and a driving force toward the full and effective implementation of commitments related to migratory species
· Programme of work on climate change and migratory species
· Guidelines to prevent the risk of poisoning of migratory birds
· The prevention of illegal killing, taking and trade of migratory birds
· Management of marine debris
· Advancing ecological networks to address the needs of migratory species
· Review of the deployment of renewable energy technology and its impacts on migratory species and guidelines on how to avoid or mitigate those impacts
· A new initiative on Central Asia including a programme of work for the conservation of large mammal migrations in this region
· A series of important institutional issues including on concerted and cooperative action, a compliance mechanism for the Convention, and options for a new structure and modus operandi of the Scientific Council