The 14th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS COP14) will be held in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, from 12 to 17 February 2024.
CMS COP14 is a significant international meeting where governments, scientists, and stakeholders will come together to agree on strategies for the conservation of migratory species and their habitats.
CMS COP14 will be convened under the slogan “Nature knows no borders”, a reminder that migratory species cross political boundaries and that their survival depends on international collaboration and transboundary conservation efforts.
The conference will provide the first-ever report on the ‘State of the World’s Migratory Species’.
In August this year, the Government of Uzbekistan and the CMS Secretariat approved the official slogan and logo of the event, which depicts a winged snow leopard decorated with a pattern reminiscent of the famous azure tiles of Central Asian monuments.
The Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals, also known as the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) or the Bonn Convention, was signed in 1979 in Bonn, West Germany, and entered into force in 1983. There are 133 Member States to the convention. Uzbekistan ratified this document on September 1, 1998.
Gulrukh Abdullaeva, UzA