PH HOSTING OF INTERNATIONAL WILDLIFE CONFERENCE

PH HOSTING OF INTERNATIONAL WILDLIFE CONFERENCE

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In behalf of the Philippine government, Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu signs the agreement with the UNEP/CMS (Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species) Secretariat for  the hosting of the 12th Meeting of the Conference of Parties to the CMS (CMSCOP12) on October 23-28, 2017 at the Philippine International Convention Center, as well as the High Level Meeting of environment leaders to be held preceding the COP on Oct. 22.  The Philippine delegation led by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources has proposed a number of resolutions including the uplisting of five migratory species in the CMS appendices for further protection, such as the Whale shark, Christmas Island frigatebird, Black noddy, Yellow bunting and the White-spotted wedgefish. Also in photo is DENR Undersecretary Ernesto Adobo, Jr., chair of the organizing committee for the CMSCOP12. ###