The Bonn Convention was established to protect those species of wild animals
that migrate across or outside national boundaries. Adopted in Bonn, Germany,
on 23 June 1979, it entered into foce on 1 November 1983.
The Convention has two appendices: Appendix I lists endangered migratory species,
Appendix II lists migratory species to be subject to agreements. It also establishes
a scientific council to provide advice on scientific matters.
Parties to the Convention agree to restrict harvesting, conserve habitats,
and control other adverse factors. The species covered include marine mammals,
sea turtles and sea birds.
Read a UNEP summary
or the full
text from ENTRI.