Environmental organisations UNEP/CMS and ACBK

The Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) is an environmental treaty under the aegis of United Nations Environment Programme. CMS plays a key role in fostering dialogue on conservation and sustainable use of transboundary populations of Central Asian wildlife – among governments as well as with the private sector. Central Asia is home to some of the world’s most spectacular and ecologically important animal migrations. However, barriers to migration, habitat loss and poaching are among factors that currently threaten the survival of many migratory species. The Central Asian Mammals Initiative (CAMI) is a regional initiative within the Convention aiming to improve the conservation of 15 species of large mammals and their habitats, including the snow leopard, argali, saiga, wild camel, Mongolian gazelle and others. At Minex Central Asia Forum in 2016, CMS will be represented by the Association for the Conservation of Biodiversity of Kazakhstan (ACBK) – the country’s largest nature conservation NGO with an extensive experience in conserving saiga, among other species, and the implementer of Kazakhstan’s Altyn Dala Conservation Initiative. We encourage the private sector to learn more about how they can contribute to the region’s conservation efforts at our information stand.

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