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Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS)

 

As a wildlife photographer it probably goes without saying that I strongly believe in supporting the efforts of all those individuals and organisations around the globe that endeavour to conserve the amazing diversity of wildlife on this planet. I also wither at the magnitude of their challenge.

I was therefore very pleased to be invited to donate photographs of threatened species to the UN Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS) for use in supporting their worthwhile cause.

As an environmental treaty under the aegis of the United Nations Environment Programme, CMS provides a global platform for the conservation and sustainable use of migratory animals and their habitats. CMS brings together the States through which migratory animals pass, the Range States, and lays the legal foundation for internationally coordinated conservation measures throughout a migratory range.

As the only global convention specializing in the conservation of migratory species, their habitats and migration routes, CMS complements and co-operates with a number of other international organizations, NGOs and partners in the media as well as in the corporate sector.