Pursuant to Article XI of the Convention, any Party can make proposals to amend the Appendices of the Convention to be considered by meeting of the Conference of the Parties. The deadline for submission of proposals to amend the Appendices of the Convention is 150 days before the meeting of the Conference of the Parties. For proposals to be considered by the Twelfth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP12), the deadline for submission to the Secretariat is 25 May 2017.
Proposals should preferably be transmitted in electronic form, in MS Word format, to the CMS Secretariat’s email address email@example.com .
Proposals should be drafted in one of the three working languages of the Convention (English, French and Spanish) according to the Format for Proposals to Amend CMS Appendices adopted by the Standing Committee at its 45th meeting. The format and associated explanatory notes can be downloaded here. Proponents are also advised to refer to CMS Resolution 11.33 Guidelines for Assessing Listing Proposals to Appendices I and II of the Convention.
Last updated on 16 December 2016