The 13th Conference of Parties (COP) of the Convention on the conservation of migratory species of wild animals (CMS), is going to be hosted by India during 15th to 22nd February, 2020 at Gandhinagar in Gujarat.
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- The Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (Bonn Convention; CMS) is an environmental treaty under the aegis of the United Nations Environment Programme.
- It was signed in 1979. It provides a global platform for the conservation and sustainable use of migratory animals and their habitats.
- It exclusively conserves and manages the terrestrial, aquatic and avian migratory species throughout their range.
- India has been a Party to the CMS since 1983. The Conference of Parties (COP) is the decision-making organ of this convention.
- Under this convention, migratory species threatened with extinction are listed on Appendix I.
- Parties strive towards strictly protecting these animals, conserving or restoring the places where they live, mitigating obstacles to migration and controlling other factors that might endanger them.
- India has signed non legally binding MOU with CMS on the conservation and management of Siberian Cranes (1998), Marine Turtles (2007), Dugongs (2008) and Raptors (2016).