PH HOSTS CMS-COP12  Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (left) shakes hands with Bradnee Chambers, executive secretaryof the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS) expressing gratitude for the opportunity given to the Philippines to host this year’s biggest wildlife conference during the High Level Panel Discussion held October 22 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC).  Cimatu urged the delegates and participants to make the HLD and the Convention’s 12th Session of the Conference of the Parties being held from Oct. 23-28, 2017 at PICC as a “catalyst in bringing wildlife to the center of sustainable development for the mutual benefit of wildlife and humankind. The Philippine hosting of the wildlife conference is the first in Asia since the CMS entered into force in 1985.