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12th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on
the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS COP12)

Their Future is Our Future – Sustainable Development for Wildlife & People

23-28 October 2017 | Manila, Philippines

Highlights for Tuesday, 24 October 2017

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African elephants roam across approximately 37 countries of sub-Saharan Africa (photo courtesy of Franz Dejon)

The twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP12) to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) resumed on Tuesday, 24 October. The Committee of the Whole (CoW) continued its work in the morning. Participants heard reports from the working groups, and addressed agenda items on: options for a review process for the Convention; implementation of the concerted action process; national reports; national legislation to implement CMS; and terrestrial conservation issues.

In the afternoon, participants resumed their consideration of terrestrial, aquatic, and avian conservation issues.

In a brief ceremony, Sri Lanka, Benin and Brazil signed the MoU on the Conservation of Migratory Sharks (the Sharks MoU). They became the 44th, 45th and 46th signatories, respectively. WWF became the tenth Cooperating Partner to the Sharks MoU.

Burkina Faso became the 58th signatory of the MoU on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia (Raptors MoU). The Peregrine Fund became the fifth Cooperating Partner to the Raptors MoU.

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Committee of the Whole (CoW)


L-R: Bert Lenten, CMS Deputy Executive Secretary; Melanie Virtue, CMS Secretariat; Rod Hay, CoW Chair; and Bradnee Chambers, CMS Executive Secretary


Rod Hay, CoW Chair


Marcel Calvar, Chair of the Credentials Committee

Øystein Størkersen, Chair of the Budget Committee


Alfred Oteng-Yeboah, Chair of the Terrestrial Working Group

Barry Baker, Chair of the Aquatic Working Group


L-R: Elizabeth Mrema, UN Environment; Bradnee Chambers, CMS Executive Secretary; and Francisco Rilla, UN Environment


Chris Wold, CMS Secretariat

Heidi Frisch-Nwakanma, CMS Secretariat


Marku Lamp, Estonia, on behalf of the EU and its 28 Member States

Susan Lieberman, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)

Siddhanta Das, India


Jonas Leones, the Philippines

Ndeye Sene Thiam, Senegal

James Njogu, Kenya


Roberto Bosch, Argentina

Germaine Ouedraogo Bouda, Burkina Faso

Hany Muhammed Ali Tatwany, Saudi Arabia


Sarah Ferriss, International Whaling Commission

Nicolas Entrup, OceanCare

Florence Descroix-Comanducci, ACCOBAMS Executive Secretary



Signing of the MoU on Sharks


CMS Executive Secretary Chambers with Gamini Jayawickrama Perera, Minister of Sustainable Development and Wildlife, Sri Lanka

CMS Executive Secretary Chambers with José Pedro de Oliveira Costa, National Secretary for Biodiversity, Brazil


CMS Executive Secretary Chambers with Aristide Comlan Tehou, Benin

CMS Executive Secretary Chambers with Colman O' Criodain, WWF



Signing of the MoU on Raptors

CMS Executive Secretary Chambers with Germaine Ouedraogo Bouda, Burkina Faso

CMS Executive Secretary Chambers with Munir Virani, The Peregrine Fund


Terrestrial Species Working Group


View of the Terrestrial Species Working Group, chaired by Alfred Oteng-Yeboah



CMS COP12 Snapshots

Youth particpants encouraging delegates to save marine species


Local COP12 participants pose with Mundita Lim (center), Department of Environment and Natural Resources, the Philippines



"Beyond Eyes" photo exhibition and competition on nature photography



Participants at the "Beyond Eyes" photo exhibition


Philippine booth at COP12




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European Union (EU) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources of the Philippines
EU Department of Environment and Natural Resources of the Philippines

IISD Reporting Services is grateful to the many donors of the Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) and recognizes the following as core contributors to the ENB: the EU and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. General Support for the Bulletin during 2017 is provided by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea, Japanese Ministry of Environment (through the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies - IGES), New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Switzerland (Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN)), and SWAN International. Funding for translation of the Bulletin into French has been provided by the Government of France, Québec, and the Institute of La Francophonie for Sustainable Development (IFDD), a subsidiary body of the International Organization of La Francophonie (OIF).