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
COP1 I/11 White-eyed Gull - Larus leucophthalmus
COP1 I/10 Stejneger's Petrel - Pterodroma longirostris WITHDRAWN
COP1 I/9 South Andean Huemul - Hippocamelus bisulcus - WITHDRAWN
COP1 I/8 Slender-horned Gazelle - Gazella leptoceros
COP1 I/7 Wild Yak - Bos grunniens
COP1 I/6 Cameroon Clawless Otter - Aonyx microdon - WITHDRAWN
COP1 I/5 Snow Leopard - Panthera uncia (now Uncia uncia)
COP1 I/4 Indus River Dolphin - Platanista minor WITHDRAWN
COP1 I/3 White-tailed Eagle - Haliaeetus albicllla
COP1 I/2 Dalmatian Pelican - Pelecanus crispus
COP1 I/1 White Pelican - Pelecanus onocrotalus (Palearctic population)
COP2 II/7 Bottlenose Dolphin - Tursiops trucatus (Baltic and North Sea population)
COP2 II/6 Harbour Porpoise - Phocoena phocoena (Baltic and North Sea populations)
COP2 II/5 White-beaked Dolphin - Lagenorhynchus albirostris (Baltic and North Sea populations)
COP2 II/4 White-sided Dolphin - Lagenorhynchus acutus (Baltic and North Sea populations)
COP2 II/3 Risso's Dolphin - Grampus griseus (Baltic and North Sea populations)
COP2 II/2 Long-finned Pilot Whale - Globicephala melaena (Baltic and North Sea populations) (Now Globicephala melas)
COP2 II/1 Common Dolphin - Delphinus delphis (Baltic and North Sea populations)
COP2 II/8 Minke Whale - Balaenoptera acutorostrata (Baltic and North Sea populations) - WITHDRAWN
COP5 II/20 Tucuman Amazon - Amazona tucumana
COP5 II/19 Corncrake - Crex crex
COP5 II/17 Light-mantled Sooty Albatross - Phoebetria palpebrata
COP5 II/15 Grey-headed Albatross (or Mollyhawk) - Diomedea chrysostoma (now Thalassarche chrysostoma)
COP5 II/14 Yellow-nosed Albatross (or Mollyhawk) - Diomedea chlororhynchos (now Thalassarche chlororhynchos)
COP5 II/12 Buller's Albatross (or Mollyhawk) - Diomedea bulleri (now Thalassarche bulleri)
COP5 II/11 Black-browed Albatross (or Mollyhawk) - Diomedea melanophris (now Thassalarche melanophris)
COP5 II/9 Black-footed Albatross - Diomedea nigripes (now Phoebastria nigripes)
COP5 II/8 Waved Albatross - Diomedea irrorata (now Phoebastria irrorata)
COP5 II/7 Royal Albatross - Diomedea epomophora
COP5 II/6 Wandering Albatross - Diomedea exulans (subject to major taxonomic changes)