CMS Joins Global Partnership on Oceans

©  Projeto Tamar Brazil (Marine Photobank)Bonn,
10 May 2013
- Recognizing that the Global Partnership
on Oceans has stated objectives to work towards sustainable
seafood and livelihoods, protect critical coastal and ocean
habitats and biodiversity and to reduce pollution, the Convention
on Migratory Species of Wild Animals has become an official
member of the Partnership.

The Global Partnership for Oceans is a
growing alliance of more than 100 governments, international
organizations, civil society groups, and private sector
interests committed to addressing the threats to the health,
productivity and resilience of the world’s oceans.
It aims to tackle widely documented problems of overfishing,
pollution, and habitat loss. Together these problems are
contributing to the depletion of a natural resource bank
that provides nutrition, livelihoods and vital ecosystem

CMS’s mission is to conserve terrestrial,
aquatic and avian migratory species throughout their range.
Oceans play a key role in CMS’s work. A large number
of marine species are housed under CMS Agreements, MOUs
or action plans including, but not limited to, Mediterranean
and Black Sea Cetaceans, Small Cetaceans of the North Sea,
sea turtles of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans, Cetaceans
in the Pacific Islands Region, Dugongs, Sharks, Mediterranean
Monk Seals, and Western African Aquatic Mammals, and Albatrosses
and Petrels.

CMS has several resolutions relating to
marine debris, by-catch, climate change and ecological networks
and more, which are relevant to the aims of the GPO. Further,
the CMS Scientific Council has established working groups
on various topical matters (such as aquatic mammals and

By participating in the Partnership, CMS
will contribute advice and knowledge about the unique needs
of migratory species that depend on ocean habitats.

For more information about the Global
Partnership for Oceans click here.
The photograph was kindly provided by the Projeto Tamar
Brazil (Marine Photobank).


Last updated on 16 June 2014