Today, the 11th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CMS (COP11) concluded in Quito, Ecuador. After a week of intense deliberations and negotiations, the Parties to CMS passed a large number of resolutions, taking bold steps forward for the conservation of marine, terrestrial and avian migratory species.
CMS Parties at their 11th COP in Quito, Ecuador, agreed today to adopt a Central Asia Migratory Mammal Initiative to protect wildlife in the region from increasing development threats, Wildlife Conservation Society reports.
The Migratory Species Champions Programme was launched on the eve of the opening of the Conference of the Parties, which is being hosted in Quito by the Ecuadorean Government. Master of Ceremonies of the event was CMS Ambassador, Stanley Johnson, the environmental journalist and writer.