Cambodia To Join Convention on Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals

Cambodia has been working on the process to become a Party to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), said the Ministry of Environment in a news release.

The process was discussed by H.E. Eang Sophalleth, Under Secretary of State for Environment, and visiting Mr. Bradnee Chambers, Executive Secretary of CMS, during their meeting at the ministry office in Phnom Penh late last week.

On the occasion, H.E. Eang Sophalleth informed his guest of Cambodia's procedures to become Party to an international convention, adding that the Ministry of Environment has been preparing documents to ask for approval from the Council of Ministers.

According to CMS' website, CMS is an environmental treaty under the aegis of the United Nations Environment Programme. It 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 specialising in the conservation of migratory species, their habitats and migration routes, CMS complements and co-operates with a number of other international organisations, NGOs and partners in the media as well as in the corporate sector.

As of Dec. 1, 2017, the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals has 126 Parties.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press