The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural
Organization (UNESCO) and CMS have concluded a bilateral
agreement on the conservation of the common world heritage
on 18 September in Bonn. This umbrella agreement covers
biodiversity of both marine and terrestrial life. Peter
Bridgewater who signed the agreement on behalf of UNESCO
is confident about more activities of joint implementation.
The recognition of biodiversity as a common world heritage,
which is worth being protected, supports CMS efforts as
to conserve the natural habitats for migratory animals.
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species
of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and CMS signed a Memorandum
of Understanding. While Willem Wijnstekers (CITES) expressed
his intention to strive for a global membership of the Convention,
the Executive Secretary of CMS, Arnulf Müller-Helmbrecht,
stated that this MoU concludes a very fruitful cooperation
based on personal friendship. CITES and CMS will use this
agreement in order to compliment each other and collaborate
for the benefit of animals.