Amendments to Appendices of the Convention on Migratory Species

Date: 24.05.2024

To: Administrative Authorities and National Focal Points
The Secretariat draws attention to additional taxa included on the Appendices of the Convention of Migratory Species (CMS) by the Fourteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP14) of the CMS, held from 12 to 17 February 2024 in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. These are listed in the attached CMS Notification (2024/004).
Contracting Parties to the Convention on Wetlands are encouraged to consider these taxa in designating new Wetlands of International Importance or in updating information for sites on the List, in line with Objective 2.2 of the Strategic Framework, “To include in the Ramsar List wetlands that support threatened ecological communities or are critical to the survival of endemic species identified as vulnerable, endangered or critically endangered under national endangered species legislation or programmes or within international frameworks such as the IUCN Red List, Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES), and the Appendices of the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS or Bonn Convention)… “.
Also note taxonomic and nomenclatural changes contained in Annex 2 and Annex 3 of the attached CMS Notification.
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