Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals 2

Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals

 

Article VI

Range States

1. A list of the Range States of migratory species listed in Appendices I
and II shall be kept up to date by the Secretariat using information it
has received from the Parties.

2. The Parties shall keep the Secretariat informed in regard to which of
the migratory species listed in Appendices I and II they consider
themselves to be Range States, including provision of information on
their flag vessels engaged outside national jurisdictional limits in
taking the migratory species concerned and, where possible, future plans
in respect of such taking.

3. The Parties which are Range States for migratory species listed in
Appendix I or Appendix II should inform the Conference of the Parties
through the Secretariat, at least six months prior to each ordinary
meeting of the Conference, on measures that they are taking to implement
the provisions of this Convention for these species.

Article VII

The Conference of the Parties

1. The Conference of the Parties shall be the decision-making organ of
this Convention.

2. The Secretariat shall call a meeting of the Conference of the Parties
not later than two years after the entry into force of this Convention.

3. Thereafter the Secretariat shall convene ordinary meetings of the
Conference of the Parties at intervals of not more than three years,
unless the Conference decides otherwise, and extraordinary meetings at
any time on the written request of at least one-third of the Parties.

4. The Conference of the Parties shall establish and keep under review
the financial regulations of this Convention. The Conference of the
Parties shall, at each of its ordinary meetings, adopt the budget for the
next financial period. Each Party shall contribute to this budget
according to a scale to be agreed upon by the Conference. Financial
regulations, including the provisions on the budget and the scale of
contributions as well as their modifications, shall be adopted by
unanimous vote of the Parties present and voting.

5. At each of its meetings the Conference of the Parties shall review the
implementation of this Convention and may in particular:

a) review and assess the conservation status of migratory species;

b) review the progress made towards the conservation of migratory
species, especially those listed in Appendices I and II;

c) make such provision and provide such guidance as may be necessary
to enable the Scientific Council and the Secretariat to carry out
their duties;

d) receive and consider any reports presented by the Scientific
Council, the Secretariat, any Party or any standing body
established pursuant to an Agreement;

e) make recommendations to the Parties for improving the conservation
status of migratory species and review the progress being made
under Agreements;

f) in those cases where an Agreement has not been concluded, make
recommendations for the convening of meetings of the Parties that
are Range States of a migratory species or group of migratory
species to discuss measures to improve the conservation status of
the species;

g) make recommendations to the Parties for improving the effectiveness
of this Convention; and

h) decide on any additional measure that should be taken to implement
the objectives of this Convention.

6. Each meeting of the Conference of the Parties should determine the
time and venue of the next meeting.

7. Any meeting of the Conference of the Parties shall determine and adopt
rules of procedure for that meeting. Decisions at a meeting of the
Conference of the Parties shall require a two-thirds majority of the
Parties present and voting, except where otherwise provided for by this
Convention.

8. The United Nations, its Specialized Agencies, the International Atomic
Energy Agency, as well as any State not a party to this Convention and,
for each Agreement, the body designated by the parties to that Agreement,
may be represented by observers at meetings of the Conference of the
Parties.

9. Any agency or body technically qualified in protection, conservation
and management of migratory species, in the following categories, which
has informed the Secretariat of its desire to be represented at meetings
of the Conference of the Parties by observers, shall be admitted unless
at least one-third of the Parties present object:

a) international agencies or bodies, either governmental or
non-governmental, and national governmental agencies and bodies;
and

b) national non-governmental agencies or bodies which have been
approved for this purpose by the State in which they are located.

Once admitted, these observers shall have the right to participate but
not to vote.

Article VIII

The Scientific Council

1. At its first meeting, the Conference of the Parties shall establish a
Scientific Council to provide advice on scientific matters.

2. Any Party may appoint a qualified expert as a member of the Scientific
Council. In addition, the Scientific Council shall include as members
qualified experts selected and appointed by the Conference of the
Parties; the number of these experts, the criteria for their selection
and the terms of their appointments shall be as determined by the
Conference of the Parties.

3. The Scientific Council shall meet at the request of the Secretariat as
required by the Conference of the Parties.

4. Subject to the approval of the Conference of the Parties, the
Scientific Council shall establish its own rules of procedure.

5. The Conference of the Parties shall determine the functions of the
Scientific Council, which may include:

a) providing scientific advice to the Conference of the Parties, to
the Secretariat, and, if approved by the Conference of the Parties,
to any body set up under this Convention or an Agreement or to any
Party;

b) recommending research and the co-ordination of research on
migratory species, evaluating the results of such research in order
to ascertain the conservation status of migratory species and
reporting to the Conference of the Parties on such status and
measures for its improvement;

c) making recommendations to the Conference of the Parties as to the
migratory species to be included in Appendices I and II, together
with an indication of the range of such migratory species;

d) making recommendations to the Conference of the Parties as to
specific conservation and management measures to be included in
Agreements on migratory species; and

e) recommending to the Conference of the Parties solutions to problems
relating to the scientific aspects of the implementation of this
Convention, in particular with regard to the habitats of migratory
species.

Article IX

The Secretariat

1. For the purposes of this Convention a Secretariat shall be
established.

2. Upon entry into force of this Convention, the Secretariat is provided
by the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme. To
the extent and in the manner he considers appropriate, he may be assisted
by suitable intergovernmental or non-governmental, international or
national agencies and bodies technically qualified in protection,
conservation and management of wild animals.

3. If the United Nations Environment Programme is no longer able to
provide the Secretariat, the Conference of the Parties shall make
alternative arrangements for the Secretariat.

4. The functions of the Secretariat shall be:

a) to arrange for and service meetings:
(i) of the Conference of the Parties, and
(ii) of the Scientific Council;

b) to maintain liaison with and promote liaison between the Parties,
the standing bodies set up under Agreements and other international
organizations concerned with migratory species;

c) to obtain from any appropriate source reports and other information
which will further the objectives and implementation of this
Convention and to arrange for the appropriate dissemination of such
information;

d) to invite the attention of the Conference of the Parties to any
matter pertaining to the objectives of this Convention;

e) to prepare for the Conference of the Parties reports on the work of
the Secretariat and on the implementation of this Convention;

f) to maintain and publish a list of Range States of all migratory
species included in Appendices I and II;

g) to promote, under the direction of the Conference of the Parties,
the conclusion of Agreements,

h) to maintain and make available to the Parties a list of Agreements
and, if so required by the Conference of the Parties, to provide
any information on such Agreements;

i) to maintain and publish a list of the recommendations made by the
Conference of the Parties pursuant to sub-paragraphs (e), (f) and
(g) of paragraph 5 of Article VII or of decisions made pursuant to
sub-paragraph (h) of that paragraph;

j) to provide for the general public information concerning this
Convention and its objectives; and

k) to perform any other function entrusted to it under this Convention
or by the Conference of the Parties.

 

Conclusion

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