First Draft of CMS Argali Action Plan Open for Comments

CMS10 October 2013: The Secretariat of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) has announced that the first draft of the International Action Plan for the Conservation of the Argali Sheep is open for comments. The Draft, available in English and Russian, highlights activities related to research, monitoring and data management, protection of argali habitat and migration routes, sustainable use, policy and governance as well as regional cooperation. Contributions are requested by 31 October 2013.

In addition, the CMS is looking into the possibility of organizing a meeting of argali range states in 2014 to formally adopt the Action Plan. [CMS Argali Action Plan website] [International Single Species Action Plan for the Conservation of the Argali sheep] [IISD RS story on the Transboundary Conservation of Argali] [IISD RS story on Argali Sheep Action Plan Workshop]