Earth Negotiations Bulletin
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A Reporting Service for Environment and Development Negotiations
Volume 18 Number 44 – Thursday, 24 November 2011
CMS COP10 HIGHLIGHTS
Wednesday, 23 November 2011
CMS COP10 convened on Wednesday, 23 November, in Bergen, Norway. The working groups made progress on some of the outstanding issues and the CoW, inter alia, recommended Appendix listings of the giant manta ray, red-footed falcon, argali mountain sheep, far-eastern curlew, bristled-thighed curlew and bobolink.
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
BIRD FLYWAY CONSERVATION POLICY: Many parties expressed support for the draft resolution (UNEP/CMS/Res.10.10.Rev.1), including KAZAKHSTAN and others, relating to work on cranes and ecological site networks, and BIRDLIFE INTERNATIONAL, relating to conservation of albatrosses and petrels and to bycatch mitigation and monitoring measures.
The Secretariat agreed to ensure this draft resolution is coordinated with priorities for CMS Agreements (UNEP/CMS/Res.10.16).
MIGRATORY TERRESTRIAL MAMMALS: UNEP-WCMC presented the findings of the Review on Terrestrial Mammals, including bats (UNEP/CMS/Conf.10.44 and UNEP/CMS/Inf.10.15).
MIGRATORY MARINE TURTLES: UNEP-WCMC introduced the main findings of the review on marine turtles (UNEP/CMS/10.45 and UNEP/CMS/Inf.10.16).
The US supported the cooperation between the Indian Ocean South-East Asia (IOSEA) and the Abidjan MoUs as well as synergies among other turtle instruments.
PROPOSALS SUBMITTED BY PARTIES TO AMEND THE APPENDICES OF THE CONVENTION: The CMS Secretariat introduced proposals submitted by CMS parties (UNEP/CMS/Conf.10.15) to add five species to Appendix I and three species to Appendix II of the Convention.