2017/010: Proposals to Amend the Appendices of the Convention

The deadline for submission of proposals to amend the Appendices of the Convention is 150 days before the meeting of the Conference of the Parties (Article XI, paragraph 3 of the Convention). As the Twelfth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP12) takes place 23-28 October 2017 in Manila, Philippines, the deadline expired on 25 May.

The species covered by the proposals received by the deadline are set out in the table contained in the Annex of this Notification. The Party proposing the amendment is also indicated.

The proposals will be discussed at the forthcoming meeting of the Sessional Committee of the CMS Scientific Council (Bonn, Germany 10-13 July 2017), and the decision as to whether to accept the proposed amendments will be taken at COP12.

In accordance with Article XI, paragraph 3 of the Convention, Parties are invited to communicate any comments on the proposals to the Secretariat by 23 August 2017. All comments submitted by that date will be communicated to the Parties by the Secretariat.

The full text of all proposals will shortly be posted on the CMS website, in the language in which they were submitted. Thereafter, the Secretariat will publish, as soon as possible, the texts of all proposals that pertain to Appendix I in English, French and Spanish. As some proposals for Appendix II species are not directly relevant to French- and Spanish-speaking countries, in the interest of economy and in line with established practice, the Secretariat plans to translate these proposals selectively. The last column of the attached table indicates the language(s) in which the proposals will be made available. Should any Party wish a particular proposal to be made available in a working language other than those indicated, it is kindly requested to contact the Secretariat without delay.

For a few species (Equus africanus, Aquila nipalensis, Torgos tracheliotos, Rhinobatos rhinobatos) proposals have been submitted independently by different Parties. They are indicated as distinct proposals in the Annex, and will be included as separate documents in the COP12 documentation.

Last updated on 31 May 2017