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Upcoming Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species conference: 23-27 October Manila, the Philippines

MANILA — The Twelfth Session of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS COP12) will be held on 23-28 October 2017 in Manila, the Philippines, for the first time that the COP will ever have been held in Asia. At this gathering, signatories to the Convention will stress the importance of migratory animals as essential parts of ecosystems through for example pollination and address the various threats that are harming them.

The slogan for the Conference is “Their Future is Our Future – Sustainable Development for Wildlife & People”. Aptly in line with the Sustainable Development Goals, the event underlies the fact that global efforts are critical to preserve the planet’s wildlife.

For more details regarding the event, visit the official conference site at: http://www.cms.int/en/cop12
For online registration, log on to: http://meetings.cms.eaudeweb.ro/meetings/COP12/registration

GIZ BOOTH
“Marine Protected Area Networks: Protecting Migratory Species” will serve as the central theme of the booth and feature the networks as a viable approach in conserving migratory species. Adhering to the call to present findings stressing the importance of migratory species with special focus on (marine) protected area networks, the Sulu-Sulawesi Seascape Project, and the Protected Area Management Enhancement Project, funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), together with the Philippines’ Department of Environment and Natural Resources, in cooperation with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and Conservation International (CI), will take lead in the preparation of the booth.

Another highlight is the side event, which is taking place on 24 October, where progress in the establishment of the Marine Turtle Protected Area Network will be presented and new partnerships for the sustainability of this globally significant initiative will be sought.

For further queries, contact:
Franca Sprong
Sulu-Sulawesi Seascape Project Director
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Tel: +63 2 441 8440
Email: franca.sprong@giz.de