Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS)

Definition

The Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (also known as CMS or Bonn Convention) aims to conserve terrestrial, aquatic and avian migratory species throughout their range. It is an intergovernmental treaty, concluded under the aegis of the United Nations Environment Programme, concerned with the conservation of wildlife and habitats on a global scale.

CMS Secretariat 2004 1

It is one of the seven international conventions that focus on biodiversity issues. 2