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The unique way of life of migratory animals, be it birds, marine or terrestrial mammals, fish, marine turtles, or insects, illustrates like no other phenomenon the connectivity of ecosystems across the globe. While Climate Change has very different faces in different regions, these animals need to adjust their migration patterns accordingly if they are to survive. Migratory species are especially at risk due to Climate Change because they require separate breeding, wintering, and migration habitats of high quality and in suitable locations. Often, one or more of these habitats could be at risk because of changing temperature ranges, hydrological patterns and habitat loss due to increasing human pressures.
Wildlife watching activities play a significant and growing part in the tourism industry, and create direct and indirect economic benefits for many countries and communities – especially amongst developing countries. Wildlife watching appeals to a much wider range of people than the more specialist forms of eco-tourism, and opportunities to participate in wildlife watching are increasingly a factor in tourists’ holiday choices.
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Report of the Eleventh Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals, Quito, Ecuador, 4-9 November 2014
Rapport de la onzième Session de la Conférence des Parties à la Convention sur la Conservation des Espèces migratrices appartenant à la Faune sauvage, Quito, Équateur, 4-9 novembre 2014
Informe de la undécima Reunión de la Conferencia de las Partes de la Convención sobre la Conservación de las Especies migratorias de Animales silvestres, Quito, Ecuador, 4-9 de noviembre de 2014cms_cop11_proceedings_e.pdf
The CMS Family Guide has been revised and the Fourth Edition is now available here. the Guide will no longer be printed but is being distributed with the CMS information Album (right) on "credit card" style USB sticks.
The Guide will also be updated more regularly with the latest information about CMS, its Agreements and other instruments and information about species.
CMS Technical Series Publication No. 27
The phenomenon of bird migration has been a source of wonder for man since time immemorial. However, the biological integrity of this intricate seasonal journey, which covers a network of several biomes across different frontiers and continents, is being compromised due to a plethora of threats and challenges, and consequently the vulnerability of migrat ory birds is increasing worldwide. A Review of Migratory Bird Flyways and Priorities for Management is an exhaustive work which addresses the issue of migratory bird conservation with a comprehensive approach touching on core thematic areas.
a. To review existing administrative/management instruments for migratory bird flyways globally (Review 1, presented here as Part 1);
b. To review scientific/technical knowledge of migratory bird flyways and conservation priorities, and identify major gaps (Review 2, now Part 2); and
c. To propose policy options for flyway conservation and management to feed into the Intersessional Process regarding the Future Shape of CMS (Review 3, now Part 3).
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A brief tour by the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals. (Second Edition)
Published by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Secretariat of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS).
Produced by UNEP / CMS Secretariat, Bonn, Germany. 64 pages.
Text based on a report by Joost Brouwer in collaboration with Gerard Boere
Coordinator: Hanah Al-Samaraie
Editing & Proof Reading: Hanah Al-Samaraie, Robert Vagg, Darinka Blies, Tracy Johnston
Publishing Manager: Francisco Rilla, CMS Secretariat
Design: Karina Waedt
Special thanks to
Taej Mundkur (Wetlands International), Herbe Raffaele,
Jennifer Wheeler (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) and
David Stroud (Joint Nature Conservation Committee)
ISBN 978 – 3 – 937429 – 90 – 8