Proposals for Amendments of the CMS Appendices

Appendices I and II of the Convention may be amended at any meeting of the Conference of the Parties. Amendments consist of migratory species or their populations being added to or removed from the Appendices. Proposals for amendment can be submitted by any Contracting Party, in accordance with the procedure defined in Article XI of the Convention. The Conference of the Parties decides whether to accept or reject a proposal, taking into account the advice of the CMS Scientific Council. Resolution 11.33 provides guidelines for assessing proposals for the amendment of the Appendices.

Proposals for amendment of the Appendices have to be compiled according to a standard format. Through Resolution 1.5, the 1st Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP1) defined the format which has been in use up until COP11. Through Resolution 11.33, COP11 requested the CMS Scientific Council and the Secretariat to update Resolution 1.5 by developing a new template and guidelines for the drafting of listing proposals in line with the guidelines for the assessment of proposals for amendment, for adoption by the Standing Committee in time for its use for proposals to be submitted to the Conference of the Parties at its 12th Meeting. The new format for proposals to amend CMS Appendices was adopted by the Standing Committee at its 45th meeting. It can be downloaded through the link here below.

This page includes the final version of all proposals submitted to meetings of the Conference of the Parties since COP1, in descending chronological order. The same documents are available from the web pages of individual meetings of the CMS Conference of the Parties.

 

Notification 2016/037 Proposals to Amend the Appendices of CMS

Format for proposals to amend CMS Appendices EN

Modèle pour les propositions d'amendement des Annexes FR

Modelo de propuestas para enmendar los Apéndices ES

Document Number Title Publish date
UNEP/CMS/COP12/Doc.25.1.25/Add.1 Scientific Council Comments 13 July 2017
UNEP/CMS/COP12/Doc.25.1.24(b-d)/Add.1 Scientific Council Comments 13 July 2017
UNEP/CMS/COP12/Doc.25.1.24(a)/Add.1 Scientific Council Comments 13 July 2017
UNEP/CMS/COP12/Doc.25.1.23/Add.1 Scientific Council Comments 13 July 2017
UNEP/CMS/COP12/Doc.25.1.22/Add.1 Scientific Council Comments 13 July 2017
UNEP/CMS/COP12/Doc.25.1.21/Add.1 Scientific Council Comments 13 July 2017
UNEP/CMS/COP12/Doc.25.1.20/Add.1 Scientific Council Comments 13 July 2017
UNEP/CMS/COP12/Doc.25.1.19/Add.1 Scientific Council Comments 14 July 2017
UNEP/CMS/COP12/Doc.25.1.18/Add.1 Scientific Council Comments 14 July 2017
UNEP/CMS/COP12/Doc.25.1.17/Add.1 Scientific Council Comments 14 July 2017
UNEP/CMS/COP12/Doc.25.1.16(a)(b)/Add.1 Scientific Council Comments 13 July 2017
UNEP/CMS/COP12/Doc.25.1.15/Add.1 Scientific Council Comments 13 July 2017
UNEP/CMS/COP12/Doc.25.1.14/Add.1 Scientific Council Comments 13 July 2017
UNEP/CMS/COP12/Doc.25.1.13(a)(b)/Add.1 Scientific Council Comments 13 July 2017
UNEP/CMS/COP12/Doc.25.1.12/Add.1 Scientific Council Comments 14 July 2017
UNEP/CMS/COP12/Doc.25.1.11/Add.1 Scientific Council Comments 14 July 2017
UNEP/CMS/COP12/Doc.25.1.10/Add.1 Scientific Council Comments 14 July 2017
UNEP/CMS/COP12/Doc.25.1.9/Add.1 Scientific Council Comments 13 July 2017
UNEP/CMS/COP12/Doc.25.1.8/Add.1 Scientific Council Comments 13 July 2017
UNEP/CMS/COP12/Doc.25.1.7(b)/Add.1 Scientific Council Comments 13 July 2017
UNEP/CMS/COP12/Doc.25.1.7(a)/Add.1 Scientific Council Comments 13 July 2017
UNEP/CMS/COP12/Doc.25.1.6/Add.1 Scientific Council Comments 13 July 2017
UNEP/CMS/COP12/Doc.25.1.5/Add.1 Scientific Council Comments 13 July 2017
UNEP/CMS/COP12/Doc.25.1.4/Add.1 Scientific Council Comments 14 July 2017
UNEP/CMS/COP12/Doc.25.1.3/Add.1 Scientific Council Comments 14 July 2017
UNEP/CMS/COP12/Doc.25.1.2/Add.1 Scientific Council Comments 13 July 2017
UNEP/CMS/COP12/Doc.25.1.1/Add.1 Scientific Council Comments 14 July 2017
UNEP/CMS/COP12/Doc.25.1.12 Proposal for the Inclusion of the Black Noddy (Anous minutus) Subspecies worcesteri on Appendix II of the Convention 16 June 2017
UNEP/CMS/COP12/Doc.25.1.19/Rev.1 Proposal for Inclusion of the Lesser Grey Shrike (Lanius minor) on Appendix II of the Convention 19 September 2017
UNEP/CMS/COP12/Doc.25.1.14 Proposal for Inclusion of Four Vulture Species Occuring in Asia on Appendix I of the Convention 14 June 2017