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 I/3 and II/3 Fin Whale - Balaenoptera physalus
COP7 I/2 and II/2 Bryde’s Whale - Balaenoptera edeni
COP7 I/1 and II/1 Antarctic Minke Whale - Balaenoptera bonaerensis
COP8 I/11 and II/16 Basking Shark - Cetorhinus maximus
COP8 II/15 Saffron-cowled Blackbird - Agelaius (Xanthopsar) flavus
COP8 II/14 White-collared Seedeater Sporophila zelichi
COP8 II/13 Marsh Seedeater - Sporophila palustris
COP8 II/12 Rufous-rumped Seedeater - Sporophila hypochroma
COP8 II/11 Chestnut Seedeater - Sporophila cinnamomea
COP8 II/10 Cock-tailed Tyrant - Alectrurus tricolor
COP8 II/9 Strange-tailed Tyrant - Alectrurus risora
COP8 II/8 African Skimmer or Scissorbill - Rynchops flavirostris
COP8 II/7 Rock or White-collared Pratincole - Glareola nuchalis
COP8 II/5 Striped Dolphin - Stenella coeruleoalba (Mediterranean population instead of Western Mediterranean)
COP8 II/3b Straw-coloured Fruit Bat - Eidolon helvum (African population)
COP8 II/3a Straw-coloured Fruit Bat - Eidolon helvum (African population)
COP8 II/2b Large-eared Free-tailed Bat - Otomops martiensseni
COP8 II/2a Large-eared Free-tailed Bat - Otomops martiensseni
COP8 II/1b Schreibers' Bent-winged Bat - Miniopterus schreibersii (African populations)
COP8 II/1a Schreibers' Bent-winged Bat - Miniopterus schreibersii (African populations)
COP8 I/12 Atlantic Sturgeon - Acipenser sturio
COP8 I/10 Spotted Ground Thrush - Zoothera guttata
COP8 I/9 Basra Reed Warbler - Acrocephalus griseldis
COP8 I/8 Red Knot - Calidris canutus rufa
COP8 I/7 Maccoa Duck - Oxyura maccoa
COP8 I/6 Madagascar Pond-heron - Ardeola idae
COP8 I/5 Balearic Shearwater - Puffinus mauretanicus
COP8 I/4 Henderson Petrel - Pterodroma atrata
COP8 I/3 and II/6 Bukhara Deer - Cervus elaphus bactrianus (now C. e. yarkandensis)
COP8 I/2 and II/4 Short-beaked Common Dolphin - Delphinus delphis (Mediterranean population)