BORN FREE PARTNERS WITH UN CONVENTION TO PROMOTE MIGRATORY SPECIES CONSERVATION

Born Free has become an official partner organisation with the United Nations Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild animals (CMS).

At a signing ceremony at the CMS Scientific Council Meeting in Bonn on 31st May, CMS Executive Secretary Bradnee Chambers highlighted the significant role Born Free has played in supporting the work of the Convention on terrestrial African mammals, culminating in the recent listings of lions, leopards, giraffes and chimpanzees on its appendices, and the creation of the joint CMS/CITES African Carnivores Initiative.

Born Free is also contributing to the Convention’s ground-breaking work on the importance of animal culture and the role individual animals play in their societies, which aligns closely with Born Free’s Compassionate Conservation principles.

Responding to Bradnee Chambers, Born Free’s Head of Policy, Dr Mark Jones, welcomed the opportunity afforded by the Partnership Agreement for Born Free to play an increasingly significant role in the ongoing work of the Convention, for the benefit of wild animals and their populations which are shared between countries.

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