Multi-species Action Plan to Conserve African-Eurasian Vultures (Vulture MsAP)

Multi-species Action Plan to Conserve African-Eurasian Vultures (Vulture MsAP)

CMS Technical Series No.35

CMS Raptors MOU Technical Publication No.5

06 February 2018

Two Rare Central Asian Mammals to be Given the Highest Protection under CMS

Dubbed the ‘Serengeti of the North,’ Central Asia stretches from the Caspian Sea in the west to China in the east and from Afghanistan in the south to Russia in the north. The vast deserts, semi‑deserts, grasslands and high mountains of Central Asia and adjacent regions, support some of the world’s last remaining large mammal migrations. Yet, unlike its African counterpart, it has been largely overlooked by conservation efforts.

22 October 2017

First Central Asian Migration Atlas Created to Reduce Harm to Wildlife from Infrastructure


04 May 2017

The Road to Extinction

How the boom in Asia's transportation sector theratens biodiversity

28 March 2017

Saving Snow Leopards from the Brink of Extinction

In the Hollywood blockbuster The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013), the adventurous photographer Sean O’Connell decides not to take a picture of a snow leopard because he wishes to appreciate the unique moment of spotting the elusive and beautiful ‘ghost cat’.
В голливудском блокбастере «Невероятная жизнь Уолтера Митти» (2013), фотограф Шон О'Коннелл решает не фотографировать снежного барса, потому что он хочет оценить уникальный момент обнаружения неуловимой и красивой «призрачной кошки».

06 February 2017

Standard Operating Procedures for detecting and reacting to incidents of health risks for and die-offs in Saiga antelopes and other wildlife in Kazakhstan

In 2010 and 2015 mass die-off events have been observed in Saiga antelope of the Ural and Betpak-Dala populations in Kazakhstan. In intervening years, smaller die-offs of hundreds to a few thousands of animals have also been observed. These are the first such reported incidents after the dramatic decline in numbers in the 1990s, which led to the current status of a critically endangered species. Only a few thousand animals were left in 2003. Hunting of Saiga antelopes is forbidden and the species is protected by international conventions.

15 August 2017

The Argali Sheep – Trophy Hunting as a Potential Conservation Measure?

At the 17th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), which took place from 24 September to 5 October in Johannesburg, South Africa, CMS hosted a side event on Argali sheep. The event - “Sustainable Use for Conservation – How CMS Can Provide a Complementary Tool to CITES” - focused on aspects of sustainable use of the Argali sheep with trophy hunting as a potential conservation measure.

14 November 2016

Why International Snow Leopard Day Matters

It would be one of the 10 largest countries in the world. It also would be the 6th least dense country in terms of human population.

23 October 2016