Draft Strategic Plan for Migratory Species Released for Comments

CMS26 April 2013: The first draft of the Strategic Plan for Migratory Species 2015-2023, prepared by the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) Intersessional Strategic Plan Working Group, has been released for comments, which are requested by 30 September 2013.

The draft presents the proposed goals and targets, which are based on the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, set out in the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 adopted by the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 10) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). It is based on the results of the Strategic Plan Working Group meeting and written contributions received from CBD parties and partners. It aims to serve as a guiding framework for all those working towards the conservation of migratory species, and also support the entire CMS family of agreements. Other chapters will be available in due time and addressed in future rounds of consultation during 2013 and 2014. The final version will be presented at CMS COP 11, to be held in late 2014. A technical companion volume will also be prepared, to support implementation of the Strategic Plan. [CMS Press Release][Draft Strategic Plan]