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 (White-spotted Wedgefish - Rhynchobatus australiae) 13 July 2017
UNEP/CMS/COP12/Doc.25.1.24(b-d)/Add.1 Scientific Council Comments (Common Guitarfish - Rhinobatos rhinobatos) 13 July 2017
UNEP/CMS/COP12/Doc.25.1.24(a)/Add.1 Scientific Council Comments (Common Guitarfish - Rhinobatos rhinobatos) 13 July 2017
UNEP/CMS/COP12/Doc.25.1.23/Add.1 Scientific Council Comments (Angelshark - Squatina squatina) 13 July 2017
UNEP/CMS/COP12/Doc.25.1.22/Add.1 Scientific Council Comments (Blue Shark - Prionace glauca) 13 July 2017
UNEP/CMS/COP12/Doc.25.1.21/Add.1 Scientific Council Comments (Dusky Shark - Carcharhinus obscurus) 13 July 2017
UNEP/CMS/COP12/Doc.25.1.20/Add.1 Scientific Council Comments (Whale Shark - Rhincodon typus) 13 July 2017
UNEP/CMS/COP12/Doc.25.1.19/Add.1 Scientific Council Comments (Lesser Grey Shrike - Lanius minor) 14 July 2017
UNEP/CMS/COP12/Doc.25.1.18/Add.1 Scientific Council Comments (Great Grey Shrike - Lanius excubitor excubitor) 14 July 2017
UNEP/CMS/COP12/Doc.25.1.17/Add.1 Scientific Council Comments (Yellow Bunting - Emberiza sulphurata) 14 July 2017
UNEP/CMS/COP12/Doc.25.1.16(a)(b)/Add.1 Scientific Council Comments (Lappet-faced Vulture - Torgos tracheliotos) 13 July 2017
UNEP/CMS/COP12/Doc.25.1.15/Add.1 Scientific Council Comments (Five vulture species of sub-Saharan Africa) 13 July 2017
UNEP/CMS/COP12/Doc.25.1.14/Add.1 Scientific Council Comments (Four vulture species of Asia) 13 July 2017
UNEP/CMS/COP12/Doc.25.1.13(a)(b)/Add.1 Scientific Council Comments (Steppe Eagle - Aquila nipalensis) 13 July 2017
UNEP/CMS/COP12/Doc.25.1.12/Add.1 Scientific Council Comments (Black Noddy - Anous minutus) 14 July 2017
UNEP/CMS/COP12/Doc.25.1.11/Add.1 Scientific Council Comments (Christmas Island Frigatebird - Fregata andrewsi) 14 July 2017
UNEP/CMS/COP12/Doc.25.1.10/Add.1 Scientific Council Comments (Giraffe - Giraffa camelopardalis) 14 July 2017
UNEP/CMS/COP12/Doc.25.1.9/Add.1 Scientific Council Comments (Chinkara - Gazella bennettii) 13 July 2017
UNEP/CMS/COP12/Doc.25.1.8/Add.1 Scientific Council Comments (Przewalski's Horse - Equus ferus przewalskii) 13 July 2017
UNEP/CMS/COP12/Doc.25.1.7(b)/Add.1 Scientific Council Comments (African Wild Ass - Equus africanus) 13 July 2017
UNEP/CMS/COP12/Doc.25.1.7(a)/Add.1 Scientific Council Comments (African Wild Ass - Equus africanus) 13 July 2017
UNEP/CMS/COP12/Doc.25.1.6/Add.1 Scientific Council Comments (Caspian Seal - Pusa caspica) 13 July 2017
UNEP/CMS/COP12/Doc.25.1.5/Add.1 Scientific Council Comments (Gobi Bear - Ursus arctos isabellinus) 13 July 2017
UNEP/CMS/COP12/Doc.25.1.4/Add.1 Scientific Council Comments (Leopard - Panthera pardus) 14 July 2017
UNEP/CMS/COP12/Doc.25.1.3/Add.1 Scientific Council Comments (Lion - Panthera leo) 14 July 2017
UNEP/CMS/COP12/Doc.25.1.2/Add.1 Scientific Council Comments (Lasiurus bats) 13 July 2017
UNEP/CMS/COP12/Doc.25.1.1/Add.1 Scientific Council Comments (Chimpanzee - Pan troglodytes) 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