We hold 127 nations accountable for their commitments to protect migratory species.
Since 1983, the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS) has helped national governments work together to protect all the wildlife that crosses their borders.
From African elephants to whale sharks, these species’ way of life depends on people and nations working together. To date, 127 countries have signed the CMS, effectively committing themselves to be part of the solution.
We are an official partner of CMS and have a longstanding commitment to helping the CMS Secretariat, member governments and civil society partners in conserving migratory species and their habitats.
Drawing from our experience protecting CMS-listed species, like dolphins, elephants, seals, polar bears, turtles, and whales, we’ve contributed critical findings and our own best practices.
We’ve also helped CMS members set up a specific new agreement to protect sharks, and helped grow its membership from just 10 nations when it began in 2010 to nearly 50 today.
In 2017, we were successful in persuading governments to add lions, leopards, giraffes and some of the world’s most heavily-fished shark species to the convention, officially bringing these species under the protection of the convention.
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