The Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (also known as CMS or the Bonn Convention) aims
to conserve terrestrial, marine and avian migratory species throughout their range. It is one of a small number of intergovernmental
treaties concerned with the conservation of wildlife and wildlife habitats on a global scale.
Parties to CMS work together to conserve migratory species and their habitats by providing strict protection for the endangered
migratory species listed in Appendix I of the Convention; by concluding multilateral Agreements for the conservation and
management of migratory species listed in Appendix II; and by undertaking co-operative research activities.
CMS has a unique role to play in focusing attention on and addressing the conservation needs of the 76 endangered species
presently listed in Appendix I - including, among others, the Siberian crane, White-tailed eagle, Hawksbill turtle, Mediterranean monk seal and Dama gazelle.