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Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals

The convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), in force since 1983, is the only global convention focussed on the conservation of migratory species, their habitats and their migration routes. CMS establishes obligations for all States Members of the Convention and promotes concerted action among the Range States of many endangered migratory species and encourages those States to create further global or regional agreements. The CMS thus acts as a framework convention.

Parties (Countries)

CountryState party since

01/10/2007

01/01/1992

01/03/2003

01/10/2015

01/11/1983

01/08/2007

01/02/2008

01/02/2004

01/04/2007

01/05/1989

01/01/1999

01/06/1997

01/11/2017

01/05/1990

Highlights

Public information (articles V.5 and IX.4)

Where appropriate and feasible, all global and regional Agreements established under the Convention should provide for making the general public aware of the contents and aims of said Agreements.

The functions of the Secretariat shall include: obtaining from any appropriate source reports and other information which will further the objectives and implementation of the Convention and to arranging for the appropriate dissemination of such information; maintaining and publishing a list of range States of all migratory species included in Appendices I and II; promoting, under the direction of the Conference of the Parties, the conclusion of Agreemenst; and providing, for the general public, information concerning this Convention and its objectives.

Information exchange (article V.5)

Where appropriate and feasible, all global and regional Agreements established under the Convention should provide for making the general public aware of the contents and aims of said Agreements.

The functions of the Secretariat shall include: obtaining from any appropriate source reports and other information which will further the objectives and implementation of this Convention and arranging for the appropriate dissemination of such information; maintaining and publishing a list of Range States of all migratory species included in Appendices I and II; promoting, under the direction of the Conference of the Parties, the conclusion of agreements; and providing, for the general public, information concerning this Convention and its objectives.