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Convention on Migratory Species

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  • February 17, 2020
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Convention on Migratory Species

Part of: GS Prelims –Environment  and GS-III- Conservation

In news:

  • India will host the 13th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS COP13)
  • A major United Nations wildlife conference
  • Theme“Migratory species connect the planet and together we welcome them home”.

From Prelims Point of View

  • Signed in 1979 in Germany and is known as the Bonn Convention
  • Environmental treaty of the UN that provides a global platform for the conservation and sustainable use of migratory animals and their habitats
  • Only global convention specialising in the conservation of migratory species, their habitats and migration routes.
  • Appendix I of the Convention lists ‘Threatened Migratory Species’.
  • Appendix II lists ‘Migratory Species requiring international cooperation’

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