A species or lower taxon of wild animals of which the entire population or any geographically separate part of the population cyclically and predictably cross one or more national jurisdictional boundaries. (CMS, Art. 1). The word 'cyclically' relates to a cycle of any nature, such as astronomical (circadian, annual etc.), life or climatic, and of any frequency; (ii) The word 'predictably' implies that a phenomenon can be anticipated to recur in a given set of circumstances, though not necessarily regularly in time (CMS, Res. 11.33) (Source: CMS)
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Multilateral environment agreements tagged with migratory species
You can see below a list of multilateral environment agreements. Use the links on the right to view the content tagged with migratory species. This includes official treaty texts, decisions, recommendations, and other related informational documents such as publications, annuals, meetings, documents or reports.
|Basel Convention||1 document|
|Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora||1 decision|
|Convention on Migratory Species||6 articles and paragraphs1 decision72 documents|
|Stockholm Convention||1 article or paragraph1 document|
|Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds||1 article or paragraph52 decisions11 documents|
|Ramsar Convention||2 decisions3 documents|
|Agreement on the Conservation of Small Cetaceans of the Baltic and North Seas||2 decisions10 documents|
|Agreement on the Conservation of Populations of European Bats||1 decision7 documents|