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CMS – Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals
The Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (also known as CMS or Bonn Convention) aims to conserve terrestrial, marine and avian migratory species throughout their range. It is an intergovernmental treaty concluded under the aegis of the United Nations Environment Programme, concerned with the conservation of wildlife and habitats on a global scale.
As a migratory species threatened with extinction, the saiga antelope is listed on Appendix II of the Convention. CMS closely collaborates with the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to coordinate the saiga MoU, and saigas have been listed on Appendix II of CITES since 1995 to address the illegal trade in saiga horn.
CMS Parties strive towards strictly protecting these animals, conserving or restoring the places where they live, mitigating obstacles to migration and controlling other factors that might endanger them. Besides establishing obligations for each State joining the Convention, CMS promotes concerted action among the Range States of many of these species
SCA is contracted by the CMS to monitor the progress towards the implementation of the CMS Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on saiga’s Conservation, Restoration and Sustainable Use. We produce periodic reports in collaboration with the signatories for the fulfillment of the MoU. Several different kinds of reports are produced related to detailed country-wise progress as well as periodic updates on overall implementation of suggested measures from earlier reporting. These periodic updates and reports to the CMS can be found attached below both in English and Russian. Recent updates towards the CMS monitoring can also be found in each issue of Saiga News.
For more information on our work with the CMS please visit our dedicated website here
CMS Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)
Medium Term Work Programme For The Saiga Antelope
To see all the documentation from the 2015 MOU 3 meeting, please click here.
More information can be found on the CMS website: