Target 13: Priorities for effective conservation and management of migratory species, their habitats and migration systems have been included in the development and implementation of national biodiversity strategies and action plans, with reference where relevant to CMS agreements and action plans and their implementation bodies.


►    The CMS COP Resolution 11.10 (2014) on Synergiesand Partnerships includes:

24) Urges Parties to establish close collaboration at the national level between the focal point of the CMS and the focal points of other relevant conventions in order for Governments to develop coherent and synergistic approaches across the conventions and increase effectiveness of national efforts, for example by developing national biodiversity working groups to coordinate the work of focal points of relevant MEAs and other stakeholders inter alia through relevant measures in NBSAPs, harmonized national reporting and adoption of coherent national positions in respect of each MEA.

►    The Resolution 10.18 Guidelines on the integration of migratory species into National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans(NBSAPs) and other outcomes from CBD COP10 includes:

3) Urges the CMS National Focal Points as well as Standing Committee members, in their capacity as regional representatives, to work closely with national focal points in their regions dealing with biodiversity-related MEAs, including CBD and CITES, to ensure they play a proactive role and liaise with their counterparts for further consideration on the integration of measures to conserve migratory species into national biodiversity strategies and action plans (NBSAPs) and national implementation of national biodiversity targets and plans.


Collaboration with UNDP, UNEP and regional UNEP offices is relevant to the organization of NBSAP-related development and capacity-building workshops. This is especially important in regions where CMS is underrepresented, notably in Central and South America and the Caribbean, Southeast Asia, the Pacific and Africa.