Amendments To Appendices I And II Of The Convention On The Conservation Of Migratory Species Of Wild Animals

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The Eleventh Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP11) held from 4-9 November 2014 in Quito, Ecuador, decided on the inclusion of thirty-one taxa on the Appendices of the Convention. These taxa and the Appendices to which they were added are set out in the table contained in Annex I of this Notification. The Parties which proposed the amendments are also indicated.

In accordance with Article XI, paragraph 5 of the Convention, the amendments shall enter into force for all Parties ninety days after COP11; that is on 8 February 2015, except for those Parties that make a reservation. During the period of ninety days after COP11, any Party may, by notification in writing to the Depositary, make a reservation with respect to an amendment, in accordance with Article XI, paragraph 6 of the Convention.

Common Name Taxonomic Name Proponent Party Appendices


Cuvier’s Beaked Whale (Mediterranean population) Ziphius cavirostris EU and its Member States I

Polar Bear Ursus maritimus Norway II

White-eared Kob Kobus kob leucotis Ethiopia II

Red-fronted Gazelle Eudorcas rufifrons Niger & Senegal I


European Roller Coracias garrulus EU and its Member States I

Great Bustard Otis tarda Mongolia I

Semi-palmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla Ecuador & Paraguay I

Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris Philippines I

Canada Warbler Cardellina canadensis Ecuador II


European Eel Anguilla anguilla Monaco II

Thresher Sharks

Bigeye thresher Alopias superciliosus EU and its Member States II

Common thresher Alopias vulpinus

Pelagic thresher Alopias pelagicus


Narrow sawfish Anoxypristis cuspidate Kenya I & II

Dwarf sawfish Pristis clavata

Smalltooth sawfish Pristis pectinate

Green sawfish Pristis zijsron

Largetooth sawfish Pristis pristis

Silky Shark Carcharhinus falciformis Egypt II

Scalloped Hammerhead Sphyrna lewini Costa Rica & Ecuador II

Great Hammerhead Sphyrna mokarran Costa Rica & Ecuador II

Mobula Rays

Giant Devil Ray Mobula mobular Fiji I & II

Spinetail Mobula Mobula japonica

Bentfin Devil Ray Mobula thurstoni

Box Ray Mobula tarapacana

Pygmy Devil Ray Mobula eregoodootenkee

Shortfin Devil Ray Mobula kuhlii

Atlantic Devil Ray Mobula hypostoma

Lesser Guinean Devil Ray Mobula rochebrunei

Munk’s Devil Ray Mobula munkiana

Reef Manta Ray Manta alfredi Fiji I & II