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Biodiversity Policy & Practice

Eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP11) of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS)

3-9 November 2014 | Quito, Ecuador

Daily Web Coverage (Click on the Following Links to See our Daily Webpages)
Highlights for Monday, 3 November 2014
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Photo courtesy of Luke Hunter-Panthera
The eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP11) to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) opened today in Quito, Ecuador, with a High-Level Ministerial Panel on “Uniting the Rights of Nature and the Green Economy: Finding Solutions to Protecting International Wildlife.” The Panel focused on reconciling the “apparently conflicting philosophies” of the green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication and the rights of nature. Philippe Cousteau, Jr. moderated the panel.
Lorena Tapia, Minister of Environment, Ecuador, opened the High-Level Segment
Bradnee Chambers, Executive Secretary, CMS
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A view of the dais during the High-Level Segment
Steven Stone, UN Environment Programme (UNEP)
Félix Wing, Secretary General, the National Authority for the Environment, Panama
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Philippe Cousteau, Jr., moderated the panel
Fernando Spina, Chair of the CMS Scientific Council
L-R: Lawyer Cormac Cullinan and Alfred Oteng-Yeboah, Chair of the CMS Standing Committee
Azzedine Downes, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)
John Scanlon, Secretary General, Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
Elizabeth Mrema, UNEP-Division of Environmental Law & Conventions (DELC)
Noel Nelson Messone, Minister of Water and Forestry, Gabon
Ana Chichava, Deputy Minister of Coordination of Environmental Affairs, Mozambique
Ambassador Patrick Van Klaveren, Monaco
Lorena Tapia, Minister of Environment, Ecuador
Boundjiouw Sama, Secretary General of Ministry of Environment and Forestry Resources, Togo
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A group photo of the panelists at the end of plenary
L-R: Azzedine Downes, IFAW, and Moderator Philippe Cousteau, Jr.
L-R: Bradnee Chambers, Executive Secretary, CMS, and John Scanlon, Secretary General, CITES
L-R: John Scanlon, Secretary General, CITES; Azzedine Downes, IFAW; and Moderator Philippe Cousteau, Jr.
L-R: Øystein Størkersen, Norway; Félix Wing, Secretary General, the National Authority for the Environment, Panama; and Lawyer Cormac Cullinan
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L-R: Bradnee Chambers, Executive Secretary, CMS; Ashlan Gorse Cousteau; Philippe Cousteau, Jr.; and John Scanlon, Secretary General, CITES

Champions’ Night and Celebration of the 35th Anniversary of CMS
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Cake-cutting ceremony on the 35th anniversary of CMS. L-R: Elsa Nickel, Germany; Stanley Johnson, CMS Goodwill Ambassador; Lorena Tapia, Ecuador; and Bradnee Chambers, CMS Secretariat.
Elsa Nickel, Director of Nature Conservation, Ministry of Environment, Germany, accepted the Champion Extraordinaire award for her government’s support towards the operations of the: CMS, Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA), Agreement on the Conservation of Populations of European Bats (EUROBAT) and Agreement on the Conservation of Small Cetaceans of the Baltic and North Seas (ASCOBANS) secretariats. She also received the Champion Plus award for her country’s efforts in supporting the conservation of the African elephant for 2015-2017.
Patrick Van Klaveren, Ambassador to the Principality of Monaco in Spain, received the Champions Extraordinaire award for his country’s support towards the operations of the Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans in the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea and Contiguous Atlantic Area (ACCOBAMS) Secretariat. He also received the Champion award for his country’s support of marine species in 2015-2017.
Geoff Richardson, Assistant Secretary, Australia, received the Champion award for his government’s support for the conservation of the Pacific loggerhead turtles for 2015-2017.
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Stanley Johnson, CMS Goodwill Ambassador, moderated the session
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Participants during the celebration.

Around the Venue
The media at CMS COP11
Francisco Rilla, CMS, being interviewed by the local media

Funding for coverage of this event has been provided by the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN)
FOEN

Related Links
Meeting Resources

*Meeting Website *Meeting Annotated Agenda
*Meeting Documents *High Level Ministerial Panel
*Forty-second Standing Committee Meeting *Forty-third Standing Committee Meeting
*CMS Agreements *CMS Memoranda of Understanding
*CMS Special Species Initiatives *CMS Convention Text
*CMS Species List *CMS List of Parties and Range States
*Host Country Website


IISD RS resources

*IISD RS Summary and Analysis of the First Meeting of Signatories (MoS1) to the UN Environment Programme/Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (UNEP/CMS) Raptors Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), 9-11 December 2012, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS Summary and Analysis of the First Meeting of Signatories to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the Conservation of Migratory Sharks, 24-27 September 2012, Bonn, Germany (English: HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS Coverage of the Fifth Meeting of the Parties (MOP) to the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA), 14-18 May 2012, La Rochelle, France

*IISD RS Coverage of CMS COP10, 19-25 November 2011, Bergen, Norway

*IISD RS coverage of Selected Side Events at CMS COP10, 19-25 November 2011, Bergen, Norway

*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

*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

*Linkages Update - Bi-weekly International Environment and Sustainable Development News
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