The twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP12) to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) resumed Thursday, 26 October 2017. Participants continued their work in the Committee of the Whole (CoW), addressing the listing of avian and aquatic species on CMS Appendices I and II, as well as the template for drafting such proposals. They also considered the item on enhancing synergies and sharing common services among the CMS family instruments.
In the afternoon, the CoW resumed its work, beginning with deliberations on proposals for listing terrestrial species on CMS Appendices I and II, and addressed: issues under the implementation of the Concerted Action process; establishing a COP presidency under the Rules of Procedure; and a number of draft decisions to forward to plenary for adoption.
On Friday, 27 October, delegates will have a day off for excursions, before returning on Saturday, 28 October, for the final session of the CoW and the closing plenary.
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Committee of the Whole (CoW)
Alfred Oteng-Yeboah, Chair of the Terrestrial Working Group
Ugo Eichler Vercillo, Brazil
Analiza Rebuelta-Teh, the Philippines
View of the CoW plenary from the dais
Vince Cinches, Greenpeace Southeast Asia
CMS COP12 Snapshots
Shark mascots campaigning shark for conservation
Elizabeth Mrema and Francisco Rilla, UN Environment