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
COP7 II/15 Saiga Antelope - Saiga tatarica tatarica
COP7 II/14 Mongolian Gazelle - Procapra gutturosa
COP7 II/13 Goitered Gazelle - Gazella subgutturosa
COP7 II/12 Khulan or Asiatic Wild Ass - Equus hemionus
COP6 I/2 Buff-breasted Sandpiper - Tryngites subfrucollis (now Calidris subruficollis)
COP7 II/11 Amazonian Manatee - Trichechus inunguis
COP7 II/10 West African Manatee - Trichechus senegalensis
COP7 II/9 South American Fur Seal - Arctocephalus australis
COP7 II/8 South American Sea Lion - Otaria flavescens
COP7 II/7 Killer Whale or Orca - Orcinus orca
COP7 I/22 and II/21 (Great) White Shark - Carcharodon carcharias
COP7 I/21 Cock-tailed Tyrant - Alectrurus tricolor
COP7 I/20 Marsh Seedeater - Sporophila palustris
COP7 I/19 Chinese Crested-Tern - Sterna bernsteini (now Thalasseus bernsterni)
COP7 I/18 Spoon-billed Sandpiper - Eurynorhynchus pygmeus (now Calidris pygmea)
COP7 I/17 Spotted Greenshank or Nordmann’s Greenshank - Tringa guttifer
COP7 I/16 Hooded Crane - Grus monarcha
COP7 I/15 White-naped Crane - Grus vipio (now Antigone vipio)
COP7 I/14 Pallas's Sea-Eagle or Pallas’s Fishing Eagle - Haliaeetus leucoryphus
COP7 I/13 Baikal Teal - Anas formosa (now Sibirionetta formosa)
COP7 I/12 Swan Goose - Anser cygnoides (now Anser cygnoid)
COP7 I/11 Black-faced Spoonbill - Platalea minor
COP7 I/10 Japanese Night-Heron - Gorsachius goisagi
COP7 I/9b Peruvian Diving Petrel - Pelecanoides garnotii
COP7 I/9a Peruvian Diving Petrel - Pelecanoides garnotii
COP7 I/8 Pink-Footed Shearwater - Puffinus creatopus (now Ardenna creatopus)
COP7 I/7 Wild Camel or Bactrian Camel - Camelus bactrianus
COP7 I/6 and II/6 Sperm whale - Physeter macrocephalus
COP7 I/5 and II/5 Pygmy Right Whale - Caperea marginata
COP7 I/4 and II/4 Sei Whale - Balaenoptera borealis