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
COP8 I/1 Gorilla - Gorilla gorilla
COP9 II/5 African Wild Dog - Lycaon pictus
COP9 II/10 Porbeagle - Lamna nasus
COP9 II/9 Shortfin Mako Shark (Isurus oxyrhinchus) and Longfin Mako Shark (Isurus paucus)
COP9 II/4 Clymene Dolphin - Stenella clymene - West African (eastern tropical Atlantic) population
COP9 II/3 Bottlenose Dolphin - Tursiops truncatus - Mediterranean population (replacing Western Mediterranean population)
COP9 II/2 Risso's Dolphin - Grampus griseus (Mediterranean population)
COP9 II/11 Spiny Dogfish (Spurdog, Piked Dogfish) - Squalus acanthias (Northern Hemisphere populations)
COP9 II/6 Saiga Antelope - Saiga tatarica
COP9 II/1 Harbour Porpoise - Phocoena phocoena (NW African populations)
COP9 I/13 Streaked Reed-warbler - Acrocephalus sorghophilus
COP9 I/12 Cerulean Warbler - Dendroica caerulea
COP9 I/11 Yellow-breasted Bunting - Emberiza aureola
COP9 I/10 Peruvian Tern - Sterna lorata (now Sternula lorata)
COP9 I/9 Saker Falcon - Falco cherrug
COP9 I/8 Egyptian Vulture - Neophron percnopterus
COP9 I/7 Baer's Pochard - Aythya baeri
COP9 I/6 (to add to Appendix II) Barbary Sheep - Ammotragus lervia
COP9 I/5 West African Manatee - Trichechus senegalensis
COP9 I/4 Cheetah - Acinonyx jubatus
COP9 I/3 Atlantic Humpback Dolphin - Sousa teuszii
COP9 I/2 Irrawaddy Dolphin - Orcaella brevirostris
COP9 I/1 Bottlenose dolphin - Tursiops truncatus ponticus