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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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migratory species
мигрирующие виды
especies migratorias
أنواع مهاجرة

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Multilateral environment agreements tagged with espèce migratrice

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Convention sur la conservation des espèces migratrices
Convention de Stockholm
Accord sur la conservation des oiseaux d'eau migrateurs d'Afrique-Eurasie
Convention de Ramsar
Accord relatif à la Conservation des Chauves-Souris en Europe

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espèce migratrice


CMS Global Action for Migratory Animals

Video on the Convention on Migratory Species