Highlights and images for 26 October 2017



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.

IISD Reporting Services, through its Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) Meeting Coverage, has provided daily web coverage, daily reports, and a summary and analysis report from the CMS COP12. The summary and analysis report is now available in HTML and PDF.

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Committee of the Whole (CoW)

Alfred Oteng-Yeboah, Chair of the Terrestrial Working Group

Narelle Montgomery, Chair of the Institutional Working Group

Marcel Calvar, Chair of the Credentials Committee

James Njogu, Chair of the Review of Decisions Working Group

Bird's eye view of CoW deliberations

Antoinette Taus, Communities Organized for Resource Allocation (CORA)

Saras Saras Sharma, Fiji

Ugo Eichler Vercillo, Brazil

Analiza Rebuelta-Teh, the Philippines

Santiago D'Alessio, Argentina

Patrick Omondi, Kenya

Julia Cordero, Ecuador

Stefan Leiner, EU

L-R: Malta Qwathekana, South Africa, consulting with Nana Kofi Adu-Nsiah, Ghana

L-R: Mundita Lim, the Philippines, consulting with Marku Lamp, EU

View of the CoW plenary from the dais

L-R: Melanie Virtue, CMS Secretariat; Chris Wold, CMS Secretariat; Bradnee Chambers, CMS Executive Secretary; and Rod Hay, CoW Chair, consulting on the Rules of Procedure for voting

Delegates voting to add species to the CMS appendices

L-R: Analiza Rebuelta-Teh; Corazon Davis; Nonita Caguioa; and Josie de Leon, the Philippines

Simon Nemtzov, Israel

Alex Macdonald, New Zealand

Soumitra Dasgupta, India

Vince Cinches, Greenpeace Southeast Asia

Blas Cabrera, Honduras

Okoumassou Kotchikpa, Togo

CMS COP12 Snapshots

Shark mascots campaigning shark for conservation

Elizabeth Mrema and Francisco Rilla, UN Environment

Participants at the Philippine food and handicrafts booths


Negotiating blocs
European Union