Speaking at the launch, the minister said that the issue of migratory birds is very important and must be taken care of.
"We have been taught since childhood to be compassionate towards birds and animals. Migratory birds are important and must be taken care of. I hope with time the efforts in wildlife conservation reach new heights," he said. The minister also launched the logo for the convention.
The CMS COP-13, which has over 120 countries as participants, is a global platform for the conservation and sustainable use of migratory animals and their habitats and brings together the states through which migratory species pass.
So far 12 COPs (conference of parties) have been convened. The COP-13 will be held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat from February 15-22, 2020.
The government also launched a website for the COP-13.
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