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
COP5 I/21 and II/21 Blue Swallow - Hirundo atrocaerulea
COP5 I/20 Olrog's Gull - Larus atlanticus
COP5 I/19 Sociable Plover - Chettusia gregaria (now Vanellus gregarius)
COP5 I/18 and II/18 White-winged Flufftail - Sarothrura ayresi
COP5 I/17 Lesser Kestrel - Falco naumanni
COP5 I/15 Greater Spotted Eagle - Aquila clanga (now Clanga clanga)
COP5 I/14 Steller's Eider - Polysticta stelleri
COP5 I/13 Ferruginous Duck - Aythya nyroca
COP5 I/12 Marbled Teal (or Marbled Duck) - Mamaronetta anguistirostris
COP5 I/11 Red-breasted Goose - Branta ruficollis
COP5 I/10 Lesser White-fronted Goose - Anser erythropus
COP5 I/9b Black-necked Swan - Cygnus melanocorypha
COP5 I/9a Black-necked Swan - Cygnus melanocorphya
COP5 I/16 Imperial Eagle - Aquila heliaca
COP5 I/8 Puna Flamingo - Phoenicoparrus jamesi
COP5 I/7 Andean Flamingo - Phoenicoparrus andinus
COP5 I/6 Amsterdam Albatross - Diomedea amsterdamensis
COP5 I/5 Humboldt Penguin - Spheniscus humboldti
COP5 I/4 Southern Andean Deer (or Huemul) - Hippocamelus bisulcus
COP5 I/3 La Plata Dolphin - Pontoporia blainevillei
COP5 I/2 Southern Marine Otter - Lutra felina (now Lontra felina)
COP5 I/1 Southern River Otter - Lutra provocax (now Lontra provocax)
COP6 II/31 Chinese Paddlefish (or Chinese Swordfish or White Sturgeon) - Psephurus gladius
COP6 II/30 Shovelfish (or Large Amu-Dar Shovelnose) - Pseudoscaphirhynchus kaufmanni
COP6 II/29 Small Amu-Dar Shovelnose - Pseudoscaphirhynchus hermanni
COP6 II/28 Syr-Dar Shovelnose (Sturgeon) - Pseudoscaphirhynchus fedtschenkoi
COP6 II/26 Kaluga (Sturgeon) - Huso dauricus
COP6 II/24 Stellate Sturegon (or Sevruga) - Acipenser stellatus
COP6 II/23 Chinese Sturgeon - Acipenser sinensis
COP6 II/21 Sterlet - Acipenser ruthenus