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Prof. Wold: Legal Advisor to the Conference on Migratory Species

November 13, 2014

  • Prof. Wold (far right) at the Conference of the Parties for the Convention on Migratory Species in Quito, Ecuador

Professor Chris Wold, Director of the International Environmental Law Project at Lewis & Clark law school, spent his sabbatical this fall in Bonn, Germany with the Secretariat for the Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS). In November, he attended the Conference of the Parties in Quito, Equador and provided legal advice to the Secretariat and the 120 governments participating in the CMS, the only treaty focusing on migratory species. Through the Secretariat, Professor Wold proposed a process to review implementation of the CMS, which governments adopted. He also helped governments rewrite their rules of procedures and provided advice to the Chair of the meeting during controversial debates.

On Professor Wold’s departure, the CMS Executive Secretary thanked him for his contributions, acknowledging Professor Wold had “changed the face of the Convention.”

See related content for more information on the Convention on Migratory Species.