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
COP6 II/20 Persian Sturgeon - Acipenser persicus
COP6 II/18 Adriatic (or Italian) Sturgeon - Acipenser naccarii
COP6 II/17 Sakhalin Sturgeon - Acipenser mikadoi
COP6 II/16 Green Sturgeon - Acipenser medirostris
COP6 II/15 Russian Sturgeon (or Ossetra) - Acipenser gueldenstaedtii
COP6 II/14 Baikal Sturgeon - Acipenser baerii baicalensis
COP6 II/25 Atlantic (Common, Baltic or German) Sturgeon - Acipenser sturio
COP6 II/13 Whale Shark - Rhincodon typus
COP6 II/12 Westland Petrel - Procellaria westlandica
COP6 II/11 Black Petrel - Procellaria parkinsoni
COP6 II/10 Grey Petrel - Procellaria cinerea
COP6 II/9 Spectacled Petrel - Procellaria conspicillata
COP6 II/8 White-chinned Petrel - Procellaria aequinoctialis
COP6 II/6 Northern Giant Petrel, Hall’s Giant Petrel, Northern Giant Fulmar - Macronectes halli
COP6 II/5 Fraser's Dolphin - Lagenodelphis hosei
COP6 II/7 Southern Giant Petrel, Antarctic Giant Petrel, Southern Giant Fulmar - Macronectes giganteus
COP6 II/4 Spinner Dolphin - Stenella longirostris (Southeast Asia populations)
COP6 II/3 Pantropical dolphin - Stenella attenuata (Southeast Asia populations)
COP6 II/2 Indian Ocean Bottlenose Dolphin - Tursiops aduncus (Arafura/Timor Sea populations)
COP6 II/1 Manatee - Trichechus manatus
COP6 I/7 Rufous-rumped Seedeater - Sporophila hypochroma
COP6 I/6 Chestnut Seedeater - Sporophila cinnamomea
COP6 I/5 Zelich’s Seedeater - Sporophila zelichi
COP6 I/4 Saffron-cowled Blackbird - Xanthopsar flavus (also Agelaius flavus)
COP6 I/3 Strange-tailed Tyrant - Alecturus risora
COP6 I/1 Manatee - Trichechus manatus
COP7 II/20 European Turtle-dove - Streptopelia turtur turtur
COP7 II/19 Dinelli’s Doradito - Pseudocolopteryx dinellianus
COP7 II/18 Dark-throated Seedeater - Sporophila ruficollis
COP7 II/17 Bearded Tachuri - Polystictus pectoralis pectoralis