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Asian pre-COP Workshop Held in Bonn

The third pre-COP12 workshop took place at the UN Campus in Bonn from 15 to 17 August for participants representing Parties in Asia.

21 August 2017

South African court grants rhino rancher permission to auction horns

A South African court on Sunday ordered the government to allow the owner of the world's biggest private rhino herd to hold an online sale of rhino horn, which he aims to hold this week, his lawyer

20 August 2017

Second CMS pre-COP12: African Region is Gearing up for Manila

Addis Ababa, 11 August 2017 - The CMS COP12 Regional Preparatory Workshop for Africa took place in Addis Abba and was kindly hosted by the Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority

11 August 2017

Italian Government Champion Animal Migration Atlas

On Monday, 24 July the CMS Secretariat welcomed a new Champion under the dedicated programme which encourages continued support for the work under the CMS Family. The Government of Italy pledged €1 million in support of the development of an atlas on bird migration in the African-Eurasian region over the course of three years.

27 July 2017

Workshop in Bolivia Helps Prepare Latin American and Caribbean Region for COP12

The CMS Secretariat, in cooperation with the Ministry of Environment and Water of Bolivia, has concluded a fruitful Regional Preparatory Workshop, which took place from 18 to 20 July in La Paz, Bolivia. The primary objective of the pre-COP workshop for Latin America and the Caribbean was to strengthen capacity and form regional alliances on the most relevant issues of COP12 to National Focal Points (NFPs) from Latin America and the Caribbean.

21 July 2017

2nd Meeting of the CMS Scientific Council Sessional Committee

The Second Meeting of the Sessional Committee of the CMS Scientific Council will be held at the UN Premises in Bonn from 10 to 13 July. The agenda of the meeting will be dominated by consideration of documents in advance of the 12th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties, being held in Manila in October.

14 July 2017

A Single Earth: Migratory Animals Connect the Planet

Migratory animals move across space and time; with their regular and predictable movements, they connect continents, countries, sites and habitats. Connectivity is the keyword of CMS, the only global legal instrument devoted to the conservation of migratory animals. Understanding connectivity allows us to understand what sites and habitats animals need during their migratory journeys and annual cycle.

10 July 2017

Pre-COP Regional Workshops

Bonn, 4 July 2017– the CMS Secretariat is holding a series of regional preparatory workshops in the run-up to COP12.  The first is taking place in La Paz, Bolivia from 18 to 20 Jul

04 July 2017

World Heritage Committee Meets in Cracow: Hope for the Yellow Sea

The 41st session of the World Heritage Committee is taking place in Cracow, Poland from 2 to 12 July 2017. Like every year, the representatives from 21 States Parties to the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage will identify, based on nominations submitted by States Parties, cultural and natural properties that need to be protected and decide which of those will be added to the World Heritage List.

03 July 2017

Two International Treaties Join Forces to Address the Illegal Killing, Taking and Trade of Wild Birds

The illegal killing, taking and trade of birds (IKB) is still of great concern globally, as some bird populations continue declining rapidly. Political commitment is key to making progress in addressing this problem and international cooperation can help. This is the reason why CMS joined forces with the Bern Convention to convene a joint meeting in Sliema, Malta on 22 and 23 June.

30 June 2017