Target 8: The conservation status of all migratory species, especially threatened species, has considerably improved throughout their range.


For human resources, see also capacity development in Section D.


►  The COP Resolution 12.06 (Manila 2017) on Wildlife Disease and Migratory Species, includes:

Funding Needs

 12. Urges the Contracting Parties to: a) support the establishment of an internationally or regionally coordinated wellstructured long-term monitoring and surveillance programme for migratory birds, as appropriate, to assess, inter alia, current and new disease risks, making best use of, and building on existing schemes; and b) rapidly fill specific gaps in knowledge through provision of support to establish programmes to study migratory patterns of targeted species at flyway level (including bird-ringing/banding, colour-marking, satellite tracking and isotope study);

13. Requests the Executive Secretary to explore possibilities for establishing partnerships so as to support the development of long-term funding for monitoring schemes, including the International Waterbird Census and its derived outputs, that are relevant to the Convention’s interests;

14. Requests the Executive Secretary working with the Scientific Council and in cooperation with the Scientific Task Force on Avian Influenza and Wild Birds to approach urgently FAO, OIE and WHO in response to their call for further research into fully understanding the role of wild birds in spreading HPAI, and seek the necessary resources to perform this work;

15. Further urges Parties and international donor organizations to support the activities of the Scientific Task Force on Wildlife and Ecosystem Health, through both financial and in-kind support, and in particular for the organization of annual meetings of the Task Force;

16. Calls on Parties and international donor organizations to provide technical and financial support to assist developing countries in establishing appropriate systems of surveillance and control of wildlife diseases;


►    The CMS COP 12.10 (Manila 2017) on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Vultures includes:

4. Further urges Parties, non-Party Range States and stakeholders and invites United Nations Environment Programme and other relevant international organizations, bilateral and multilateral donors to work collaboratively to immediately begin to mobilize the considerable resources required to fully implement the Vulture MsAP


►    The CMS COP Resolution 12.18 (Manila 2017) on Conservation of the African Wild Ass (Equus africanus) includes:

6. Encourages Parties, intergovernmental, and non-governmental organizations and donors to provide the technical and voluntary financial support to the Range States and to the Secretariat for implementing the actions set out by the Roadmap for the Conservation of the African Wild Ass.


 ►    The  CMS COP Resolution 12.19 (Manila 2017)  on Endorsement of the African Elephant Action Plan includes:

3. Urges African Elephant Range States to make full use of the funding opportunities provided through the African Elephant Fund;

4. Encourages Parties, donors, intergovernmental organizations, non-governmental organizations and other stakeholders to support the implementation of the African Elephant Action Plan and invites them to provide financial contributions to the African Elephant Fund for the implementation of CMS relevant activities under the African Elephant Action Plan.


►    The CMS COP Resolution 12.28 (Manila 2017) on Concerted Actions, include:

7. Urges Parties to provide the in-kind and financial means required to support targeted conservation measures aimed at implementing Concerted Actions for the species listed in Annex 3 to this Resolution;


►    The  CMS COP Resolution 11.18 (Rev.COP12) on Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug) Global Action Plan (SAKERGAP)

7. Urges Parties, Range States and stakeholders to actively support, including by voluntary financial contributions, the work of the Saker Falcon Task Force;

8. Further urges Parties, Range States and stakeholders to work collaboratively to immediately begin to mobilize the considerable resources required to fully implement the SakerGAP throughout the species’ range;


►    The Programme of Work on Migratory Birds and Flyways (2014-2023), attached as Annex I to Resolution 12.11 includes:

Theme F. Resourcing implementation of the POW

 Objectives 1. Ensure adequate and timely resources to implement the POW 2. Ensure adequate expertise and partnerships to implement the POW


►    The Action Plan for the Americas Flyways 2018-2023 attached to Resolution 12.11 as Annex 3, includes:


6.1. Ensure resources are identified to implement the actions identified in this plan

6.1.1. Parties, non-Parties and key stakeholders, with support of national and international NGOs, should allocate resources to implement the Action Plan following the timeline for each action and strengthen relationships with international donors (e.g., GEF).