Highlights for Wednesday, 3 December 2008
On Wednesday, delegates met in plenary to address: the future shape of CMS, fundraising, outreach and communication, cooperation with other bodies, capacity building, institutional issues, and proposals for amendments to the Appendices.
The Committee of the Whole discussed terrestrial mammals, major concerted action projects, Appendix I species conservation, and priorities for CMS agreements.
Several working groups met in the afternoon and evening. The working group on the future shape of CMS addressed the intersessional working group’s structure and membership. The resources working group discussed a revised draft budget line-by-line. Discussions continued into the night. Other groups discussed climate change, by-catch and ocean noise.
Gorilla Agreement MOP 1 met for a final session. Delegates adopted revised draft resolutions on monitoring and reporting and on the Technical Committee, and agreed on parties’ minimum annual contributions of 3000 euros.
Lucienna Exil (Haiti)
Elsa Nickel (Germany)
Richard Bagine (Kenya)
Committee of the Whole
Marco Barbieri (CMS Secretariat)
Lahcen El Kabiri (CMS Secretariat)