on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS)
CMS aims to conserve migratory (avian, marine and terrestrial) species over the whole of their range. The Convention provides a framework within which Parties may act to conserve migratory species and their habitats by : I. Adopting strict protection measures for migratory species that have been categorized as being in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant proportion of their range (listed in Appendix I of the Convention); II. Concluding Agreements for the conservation and management of migratory species that have unfavourable conservation status or would benefit significantly from international cooperation (listed in Appendix II of the Convention); and III. Undertaking joint research monitoring activities.
AGENDA 21 CHAPTERS AND PROGRAMME AREAS OF PARTICULAR FOCUS OR INTEREST:
See check list in annex.
Data collection by bibliography,
field surveys, remote sensing and questionnaires. Information sourced from
National Scientific Institutions, specialized governments agencies, NGOs
and relevant bibliography. The data consists of range States of migratory
species of wild animals listed in the CMS appendices; activities developed
by Parties in relation to migratory species of wild animals; status of
selected migratory species.
CMS work with a big array of Governmental and non-governmental organizations. There are standard forms established by the Conference of the Parties for the collection of most of the data. This standard forms are not aiming at the establishment and regular update of a database under CMS, but limited to the following purposes: a) development of proposals for the listing of species on Appendix I and II; b) Reports of the Parties. Also the Secretariat is committed to establish and expand a list of Range States of the species listed in the CMS Appendices.
The scientific body elaborating the database will have to cooperate with all scientific institutions and specialized non-governmental organizations dealing inter alia with data collection.
Development and Support
Regular meetings are also organized on the various existing Agreements and Memoranda of Understanding to discuss issues relevant for their activities. CMS as the central Convention is responsible for the coordination of these networks.
CMS and Agreement's bodies, in particular their Secretariats, are cooperating with a number of other global and regional conventions and programmes, with scientific institutions and non-governmental organizations (exchange of information, harmonization and planning of activities).
Office/Person (for inquiries or follow-up):
COVERAGE OF AGENDA 21 PROGRAMME AREAS
Check list - mark (X) areas of major or minor focus.
|CHAPTER PROGRAMME AREAS||
|Chapter 8. Environment and development|
|8B. Legal/reg. framework||
|Chapter 15. Biological Diversity||
|Chapter 17. Oceans|
|17C. High seas living resources||
|17D. National living resources||
|17F. Intl cooperation||
|Chapter 31. Scientific/technology community|
|31A. Communication, cooperation||
|Chapter 36. Education/public awareness|
|36B. Public awareness||
|Chapter 39. International legal instruments|
|Chapter 40. Information||
|40B. Improving availability||