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State of the World’s Migratory Species – 2024 Report

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Global Extinction Risk Increasing
First-ever comprehensive assessment
Launched by CMS, UN biodiversity treaty
During CMS COP14
When
Report launched on February 5, 2024
CMS COP14 held in Samarkand, February 12, 2024
Why
Assess conservation status
Understand population trends
Address threats to migratory species
What
Key Findings
44% migratory species declining
22% threatened with extinction
97% of CMS-listed fish endangered
Threats
Overexploitation
Habitat loss
Climate change
Pollution
Invasive species
Conservation Gaps
51% Key Biodiversity Areas unprotected
58% sites under human pressure
Unlisted Species
399 species not under CMS yet threatened
Where
Global scope
Covering land, oceans, skies
Across national boundaries, continents
Who
Inger Andersen, UNEP Executive Director
CMS, Convention on Conservation of Migratory Species
UNEP-WCMC, CMS report preparer
Contributors
BirdLife International
IUCN
Zoological Society of London
How
Analysis of robust species data sets
Expert contributions from conservation institutions
Focusing on 1,189 CMS-listed species
Also includes 3,000+ non-CMS migratory species
Significance
First comprehensive global overview
Highlights conservation status, trends
Identifies main threats, successful actions
Provides data for concrete conservation action
Challenges
Increasing extinction risks
Majority species under threat
Lack of protected status for key areas
High levels of human-caused pressure
Way Forward
Urgent conservation action needed
Recommendations for concrete action
Global collaboration for species protection
Implementing conservation measures

The “State of the World’s Migratory Species – 2024 Report” presents a critical and comprehensive assessment of the conservation status and population trends of migratory species globally. Launched by the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS) under the UN, the report reveals alarming statistics: nearly half of the migratory species are in decline, with a significant number threatened with extinction. Key threats include overexploitation, habitat loss, climate change, pollution, and invasive species. The report highlights the urgent need for global conservation efforts, emphasizing the role of migratory species in maintaining ecosystem balance and advocating for the protection of key biodiversity areas.

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