Joint CMS-CITES Technical Workshop under the MOU Concerning Conservation, Restoration and Sustainable Use of the SaigaAntelope (Saiga spp.)


This workshop took place on 1-4 April 2019 at the International Academy for Nature Conservation (INA) on the Isle of Vilm, Germany. It was jointly organized by the Secretariats of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) as well as the International Academy for Nature Conservation of the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN INA) with funding from the German Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).

Participants reviewed progress in implementing the Saiga MOU and the associated Medium-Term International Work Programme 2016-2020; exchanged information on current developments with regard to Saiga conservation and governance throughout the range and beyond; and developed a new draft new Medium-Term International Work Programme for 2020-2025 in the run-up to the fourth Meeting of the Signatories to the MOU (MOS4) scheduled to be held in 2020 in the Russian Federation.

The presentations held during the meeting are available as PDF download.

Saiga conservation and implementation of the Saiga MOU by Range States:

Saiga-related activities to implement the Saiga MOU by cooperating organizations:

Other presentations:

01 Apr 2019 18:00 to 04 Apr 2019 13:00
OrganizerCMS, CITES, BfN/INA
CMS InstrumentSaiga Antelope
TypeTechnical Meeting
CityIsle of Vilm
VenueInternational Academy for Nature Conservation

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CMS-CITES/Saiga/TW/Inf.1 MoU concerning Conservation, Restoration and Sustainable Use of the Saiga Antelope
CMS-CITES/Saiga/TW/Inf.2 Medium-Term International Work Programme 2016-2020
CMS-CITES/Saiga/TW/Inf.3 Species Specific Matters: Saiga Antelope (CITES COP18 Doc.86)
CMS-CITES/Saiga/TW/Inf.4 Proposal to Transfer from Appendix I to Appendix II of Saiga tartarica (CITES COP18 Prop.2)
CMS-CITES/Saiga/TW/Inf.5 Reporting Format for Signatories
CMS-CITES/Saiga/TW/Inf.6 Project Reporting Template for Saiga-related Activities
CMS-CITES/Saiga/TW/Inf.7 Reports from Signatories
CMS-CITES/Saiga/TW/Inf.8 Project Reporting on Saiga-related Activities from Cooperating Organizations