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CMS Family Welcomes Incoming UNEP Executive Director Erik Solheim

Erik Solheim has taken up his appointment as the new Executive Director of the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), replacing Achim Steiner, who served as Executive Director of UNEP for ten years from 2006.

27 June 2016

Ocean Cleanup - North Sea Trials to Start

Boyan Slat made the headlines a few years ago when as a student he came up with an innovative idea to tackle the growing problem of plastic waste in the oceans; he was even one of the principal speakers at the opening ceremony of the most recent CMS COP (Quito, 2014).

23 June 2016

UNEP Expands Access to Vast Body of Environmental Law

Imagine for a moment that a delegate from a small island state has to prepare a briefing on marine debris ahead of a major international conference. -

23 June 2016

CMS Secretariat visits Bonn International School

Four representatives from the CMS Secretariat’s Terrestrial Species Unit visited the Bonn International School to give a presentation about CMS and what they do to conserve migrating animals.

22 June 2016

Twenty Years of UN Presence in Bonn

The Secretariats of the Convention and the Bonn-based Agreements are participating in a new venture – a joint website of the 18 UN agencies located in the city.

22 June 2016

European Commission Champions Migratory Wildlife Conservation

Today the CMS Secretariat celebrates a new Champion for migratory species under the dedicated programme which aims at promoting the work under the CMS Family as well as encouraging and recognizing medium- and long-term support for conservation actions.

17 June 2016

Good News from Slimbridge about Spoon-billed Sandpipers

The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) in Slimbridge, UK has just announced that two of the captive pairs of the Spoon-billed Sandpiper (Calidris pygmaea) have between them laid seven eggs.

14 June 2016

World Migratory Bird Day 2016

Every year more than 25 million of migratory birds are illegally killed or taken across the Mediterranean. They are shot or caught with nets and other indiscriminate traps. With the slogan “… and when the skies fall silent? Stop the illegal killing, taking and trade!”, World Migratory Bird Day 2016 highlighted the incredible numbers of migratory birds being lost each year as a result of these activities.

08 June 2016

World Oceans Day – Focus on the Galapagos

With today being World Oceans Day, CMS is looking at Ecuador, which in March this year designated 40,000 square kilometres of the waters around the Galapagos Islands as conservation areas.

07 June 2016

ASEAN Working Group on Nature Conservation and Biodiversity (AWGNCB)

The 2016 meeting of the AWGNCB was held in Hanoi, Viet Nam from 23 to 27 May and was attended by ASEAN member countries, partner organizations such as the Convention on Migratory Species (represented by Francisco Rilla, the Capacity-building Officer), the ASEAN Center for Biodiversity (ACB), the ASEAN Secretariat, government organizations, and other regional and international NGOs.

01 June 2016