2023/029: World Migratory Bird Day
The CMS and AEWA Secretariats would like to remind Parties and partners that the second celebration of World Migratory Bird Day for 2023 will take place on 14 O
New Conservation Action Agreed for the King of the Steppe
At the Fifth Meeting of Signatories (MOS5) of the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation and Management of the Middle-European Population of the Great Bustard (Otis tarda), delegates from the 14 Signatory States and Cooperating Organizations agreed on transboundary conservation measures for the Great Bustard. The measures agreed in Bratislava aim to improve the conservation status of this iconic species, the ‘King of the Steppe’, which inhabits the open plains of Europe and Asia.
2023/028: Process for the Adoption of an Interim CMS Budget for 2024 through a Silence Procedure and Convening of an Extraordinary Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention
Governments of the Atlantic Coast of Africa Commit to the Effective Conservation of Marine Megafauna
Today, a historic series of meetings, the ‘CMS Marine Megafauna Week: Atlantic Coast of Africa’, came to a successful conclusion. In collaboration with the Regional Partnership for the Conservation of the Coastal and Marine Zone (PRCM), four meetings were held over the course of four days, bringing together government representatives, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, and scientists for detailed discussions on four draft action plans for marine species in this biodiversity-rich region.
2023/027: IPBES-10 Agrees to Undertake Three New Assessments Including an Assessment on Spatial Planning and Ecological Connectivity
The Secretariat of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) is pleased to inform CMS Parties and stakeholders that the tenth session of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES-10: 28 August – 2 September 2023 in Bonn, Germany), has agreed to undertake three new assessments on areas of work of great relevance to CMS.
2023/026: CMS COP14 Regional Preparatory Workshops (Pre-COPs)
The Secretariat is pleased to inform CMS Parties that regional workshops will be convened in preparation of the Fourteenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to t
2023/025: Submission of National Reports
Pursuant to Resolution 12.5, Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) are to submit their national reports six months pr
2023/024: Expression of Interest to Host COP15
The CMS Secretariat is seeking expressions of interest from CMS Parties to host the Fifteenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP15).
2023/023: Call for Participation: IWC Questionnaire on Seismic Survey Activity
As part of the cooperation between CMS and the International Whaling Commission (IWC) on shared priorities, we are pleased to draw the attention of our Parties and stak
2023/022: Appointment of the Technical Advisory Group of the CMS Raptors MOU
The Coordinating Unit of the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia (Raptors MOU) is pleased to inform you tha