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Biodiversity Policy & Practice
Tenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 10)
of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species
of Wild Animals (CMS)

19-25 November 2011 | Bergen, Norway

Highlights for Monday, 21 November 2011
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Roses in full bloom in Bergen. November is balmy at 60°N thanks to the nearby Gulf Stream.
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CMSThe tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP10) to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) convened on Monday, 21 November, in Bergen, Norway. Participants addressed administrative and organizational matters and then discussed the future shape of CMS and the draft budget 2012-2014. In the afternoon, CMS Executive Secretary Elizabeth Mrema introduced the open-ended working groups for the meeting, and listed parties who had volunteered to participate in each group from each of the regional groups. The working group on the saker falcon and the joint working group on the budget and the future shape of the Convention met in parallel with the Committee of the Whole (COW), on Monday afternoon. The working groups on the strategic work plan and on marine mammals convened in the evening, following the adjournment of the COW.

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Morning plenary
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Elizabeth Mrema, CMS Executive Secretary
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Øystein Størkersen, CMS COP10 Chair
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Titus Dlamini, Swaziland
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Martiros Nalbandyan, Armenia
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Bert Lenten, CMS Deputy Executive Secretary
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Abdul Munaf Qaimkhani, Pakistan
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David Wilcove, Princeton University, gave a keynote address on stategies for conserving migratory species in the face of climate and land-use change.
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Els Martens, Belgium, signs the MOUs for sharks and raptors.
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Committee of the Whole
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Begonia Filgueira Reinaldo Tulloch, The Environmental Regulation and Information Centre (ERIC)
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David Morgan and John Scanlon, CITES
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Olivier Biber, Switzerland, Chair of the Intersessional Working Group on the Future Shape of CMS.
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Ahmed Boug, Saudi Arabia
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Brita Slettemark, Norway
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James Lutalo, Chair of the CMS
Committee of the Whole
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Melanie Virtue, CMS Secretariat
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Heidrun Frisch, UNEP/Agreement on the Conservation of Small Cetaceans of the Baltic, North East Atlantic, Irish and North Seas (ASCOBANS).
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Aboubacar Oularé, Guinea
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Working Groups
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Working group on Marine Species.
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Happy delegates in the working group on the CMS Strategic Plan.
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Around the meeting
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Glass rain falling in the conference venue.
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Lunchtime side event on black-necked crane conservation.
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It is that range of biodiversity that we must care for, the whole thing, rather than just one or two stars.
-David Attenborough, BBC Interview

 
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Related Links

CMS resources
*COP 10 meeting website and documents
*COP 10 meeting schedule
*COP 10 annotated agenda
*Scientific Council meeting documents
*Standing Committee meeting documents
*Related Agreements and Memoranda of Understanding meetings
*Text of the Convention
*Appendices I and II of the Convention
*Text of the Convention
*List of Common Names of Species Included in the Appendices I and II
*List of CMS Parties
*List of Range States of Migratory Species included in the CMS Appendices

IISD RS resources

*IISD RS coverage of Selected Side Events at the Tenth Conference of the Parties (COP 10) of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS)
*IISD RS coverage of the Third meeting on International Cooperation on Migratory Sharks (SHARKS III) under the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), 8-12 February 2010, Manila, Philippines
*IISD RS Summary and Analysis of the Second meeting on International Cooperation on Migratory Sharks under the Convention on Migratory Species (SHARKS II), 6-8 December 2008, UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) headquarters, Rome, Italy (HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS coverage of the Ninth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 9) to the Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), 1-5 December 2008, UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) headquarters, Rome, Italy
*IISD RS coverage of the Fourth meeting of the Parties (MOP-4) to the African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement (AEWA), 15-19 September 2008, Antananarivo, Madagascar
*IISD RS coverage of the Eighth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 8) to the Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), 20-25 November 2005, UN Environment Programme (UNEP) headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya
*IISD RS coverage of the Seventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 7) to the Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) and Second meeting of the Parties (MOP-2) to the African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement (AEWA), 18-24 and 25-27 September 2002, Bonn, Germany
*IISD RS coverage of the Sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 6) to the Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), 4-16 November 1999, Cape Town, South Africa
*IISD RS archive of meetings on biodiversity, and backgrounder
*Biodiversity-L - A mailing list for news on biodiversity and wildlife policy
*Biodiversity Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Activities Addressing International Biodiversity Policy
*Sustainable Development Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of International Activities Preparing for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development
*SIDS Policy and Practice - A Knowledgebase on the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States
*Climate Change Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Activities Addressing Global Climate Change Policy
*Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
*African Regional Coverage
*Latin America and Caribbean Regional Coverage

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