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CMS

Description: 

As an environmental treaty under the aegis of the United Nations Environment Programme, CMS provides a global platform for the conservation and sustainable use of migratory animals and their habitats. CMS brings together the States through which migratory animals pass, the Range States, and lays the legal foundation for internationally coordinated conservation measures throughout a migratory range.

As the only global convention specializing in the conservation of migratory species, their habitats and migration routes, CMS complements and co-operates with a number of other international organizations, NGOs and partners in the media as well as in the corporate sector.

Migratory species threatened with extinction are listed on Appendix I of the Convention. CMS Parties strive towards strictly protecting these animals, conserving or restoring the places where they live, mitigating obstacles to migration and controlling other factors that might endanger them. Besides establishing obligations for each State joining the Convention, CMS promotes concerted action among the Range States of many of these species.

Migratory species that need or would significantly benefit from international co-operation are listed in Appendix II of the Convention. For this reason, the Convention encourages the Range States to conclude global or regional agreements.

In this respect, CMS acts as a framework Convention. The agreements may range from legally binding treaties (called Agreements) to less formal instruments, such as Memoranda of Understanding, and can be adapted to the requirements of particular regions. The development of models tailored according to the conservation needs throughout the migratory range is a unique capacity to CMS.

Countries

Title Status Status date Party number Region
Bolivia Party 2003 81 South & Central America & The Caribbean
Bosnia and Herzegovina Range state Europe
Botswana Range state Africa
Brazil Range state AM
Brunei Darussalam Range state Asia
Bulgaria Party 1999 61 Europe
Burkina Faso Party 1990 30 Africa
Burundi Party 2011 116 Africa
Cabo Verde Party 2006 96 Africa
Cambodia Range state
Cameroon Party 1 Africa
Canada Range state North America
Central African Republic Range state Sig
Chad Party 51
Chile Party 1
China Range state AM
Colombia Range state South & Central America & The Caribbean
Comoros Range state AM Africa
Congo (Brazzaville) Party 66
Cook Islands Party 98
Instrument nameConvention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals
LanguagesEnglish
French
Spanish
DepositaryGermany
Website URLhttp://www.cms.int/
AttachmentSize
Convention Text69.54 KB
Appendices I & II57.31 KB
Texte de la convention130.68 KB
Annexes I et II60.42 KB
Texto de la Convención131.17 KB
Apéndices I y II60.21 KB
نص الاتفاقية422.25 KB
Appendices I & II - Arabic132.79 KB
公约文本746.12 KB
Appendices I & II - Chinese258.5 KB
текст Конвенции337.12 KB
Appendices I & II - Russian116.27 KB

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