Presentation on theme: "Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (UNEP/CMS) Development of a Strategic Plan for Migratory Species 2015 – 2023 Supporting."— Presentation transcript:
Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (UNEP/CMS) Development of a Strategic Plan for Migratory Species 2015 – 2023 Supporting implementation of the Biodiversity Strategic Plan & Aichi Biodiversity Targets
Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) What is CMS? Why do Migratory Species Matter? What are Threats to Migratory Species? Why is CMS needed? How Does CMS Operate? –Agreements –MOUs –Appendices
Working Group Current CMS Strategic Plan ( ); Res10.5: Future Strategic Plan for ; Strategic Plan Working Group (SPWG), regional representatives of the Parties; Draft Plan by CMS COP11 in 2014; SPWG decided to link closely with overall efforts towards supporting implementation of the Biodiversity Strategic Plan & its Aichi Targets, while still retaining migratory species identity and added-value
Main Characteristics of the Plan For migratory species as defined by the Convention; Overarching framework for all efforts to conserve migratory species; Identify and demonstrate the relevance of Aichi Targets for migratory species, and vice versa; Provide overall targets for migratory species while allowing further tailoring to specific CMS instruments through sub-targets.
Twin Track (1) Strategic Plan –Short, focused for overall guidance; –Long-term/high-level outcomes; –Generate political support and visibility. (2) Companion Guide for Implementation. –Guidance for implementation; –Support for CMS Parties - resources, capacity building and technical assistance. –Recognize contributions and responsibilities of others. Also, it is important, to integrate migratory species into National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs).
First Draft Plan available now Comments by 30 Sept 2013 – Plan in English, French and Spanish on CMS web page Presents proposed Goals and Targets for migratory species, based closely on the Aichi Biodiversity Targets. For all migratory species as defined by the CMS - a guiding framework for all work supporting the conservation of migratory species.
Importance of the consultation process To develop a strong and realistic Plan. Ensure involvement of all Parties and other stakeholders. Reflect needs and views of the entire CMS Family. Raise awareness of the Plans relevance for the implementation of the Biodiversity Strategic Plan. Ensure support throughout the biodiversity community.
Next Steps November 2013 SPWG meeting to discuss and develop 2nd draft of the Plan; November 2013 Report to the CMS Standing Committee for further views; Early 2014 Another round of consultation & revisions; Mid 2014 Presentation to CMS Standing Committee; Late 2014 Presentation to CMS COP11
Some reflections to guide the consultation 1) The draft Plan aims to be an overarching framework, providing a strategic vision to support migratory species conservation. –Do the goals and targets identified support this aim? 2) Sub-targets may be developed by the specific instruments within the CMS Family –Which sub-targets could be developed to support the implementation of each daughter agreement and of the Plan? 3) The 2 main issues covered are (a) Migratory species & threats to them, and (b) Habitats and migratory routes & threats to them. –Is there a need to extend this, and if so, how (keeping in mind the scope and mandate of CMS)?
Thank you! For more info see CMS website Or contact the SPWG Ines Verleye, Chair Wendy Jackson, Vice Chair Anne Sutton, CMS Secretariat