Connecting at the CMS COP14 in Samarkand

Altyn Dala Conservation Initiative staff will have a strong presence at the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) COP14 taking place between the 12-17 February 2024, in Samarkand, Uzbekistan.

CMS COPs occur every 3 years, bringing together the states through which migratory species pass, civil society representatives and other international stakeholders to address the conservation challenges faced by migratory species worldwide.

Over the years, CMS has been instrumental to the recovery of Saiga antelope in Kazakhstan, in 2006 bringing the species’ range states together to adopt a shared vision and action plan under the Saiga MoU. Likewise, at COP11, CMS parties adopted the Central Asian Mammals Initiative, which presents a common framework to address major threats to the region’s migratory species.

This year, we look forward to engaging in a range of key issues with familiar and new faces alike, and meeting those of you who will be there.

If you are interested in meeting with us during COP14, please email introducing yourself and the reason you would like to connect.

Where to find us at CMS COP14:

Monday 12th:

  • Single Species Action Plans (SSAPs): An Effective Tool for Flyway-Wide Conservation of Threatened Migratory Birds, Expo Centre, Room Ferghana, 13:45 – 14:30

Tuesday 13th:

  • Recognising and Building on the Success of Transboundary Cooperation on the Recovery of Saiga Antelope in Central Asia, Expo Centre, Room Bukhara, 12:45 – 13:30
  • Saiga Networking Event, Avantegarde Room, Savitsky Plaza, 13:00
  • Cats of the Silk Road, Expo Centre, Room Ferghana, 13:45-14:30
  • New Frontiers for Ecological Connectivity: From Policy to Implementation, Expo Centre, Room Ferghana, 18:15-19:00

Wednesday 14th:

  • Building Capacity for Managing Human-Wildlife Conflict and Coexistence, Main Building, Snow Leopard Room, 12:45-13:30

Thursday 15th:

  • Implementing the CMS Central Asian Mammals Initiative: Lessons and Plans from IUCN’s SOS Central Asia Initiative, Expo Centre, Room Ferghana, 12:45 – 13:30
  • Asiatic Wild Ass (Equus hemionus): Status, Threats, and Future Conservation Needs, Expo Centre, Room Ferghana, 18:15-19:00



This list will be continually updated.

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