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Dr. Alfred Oteng-Yeboah Among the Winners of this Year’s MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity

CMS congratulates Dr. Alfred Oteng-Yeboah, who is one of the winners of the MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2014. Dr. Oteng-Yeboah is the Chair of the Ghana National Biodiversity Committee and has been the Chair of the CMS Standing Committee since 2011 as well as the COP-appointed Scientific Councillor for African Fauna. He is a leading advocate of biodiversity in Africa. In addition, he has fulfilled important roles as a representative of Ghana and Africa in major meetings related to conservation and the sustainable use of biodiversity including significant contributions to the Convention on Biological Diversity and other biodiversity-related processes.

16 September 2014

Network of Sites for Indian Ocean Marine Turtles Launched

Representatives and observers from 25 countries have reached agreement on a suite of measures that will strengthen efforts to conserve marine turtles in and around the Indian Ocean.

12 September 2014

Regional Preparatory and Negotiation Workshop Africa in Preparation of CMS COP11

The Government of Zimbabwe together with the CMS Secretariat and UNEP ROA/DELC) are co-organizing the “Regional Preparatory and Negotiations Workshop for African Nations” to be held on 21-23 September in Harare, Zimbabwe to prepare representatives for the upcoming 11th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CMS COP11).

12 September 2014

ACAP Advisory Committee to Address Seabirds Conservation Challenges

Punta del Este, 10 September 2014 - The Eighth Meeting of the Advisory Committee (AC8) of the Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP) will be held from Monday, 15 September to Friday, 19 September 2014, in Punta del Este, Uruguay. A Heads of Delegation meeting will be convened on Sunday, 14 September 2014 in the evening.

10 September 2014

The Final Countdown to IOSEA SS7 has begun!

Next week, delegates and experts from more than 25 countries across the Indian Ocean – South-East Asia region will assemble in Bonn, Germany, to tackle a packed agenda focusing on marine turtle conservation. Perhaps best known as birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven and the former capital of West Germany, Bonn is also home to IOSEA's parent organization, the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS).

03 September 2014

CMS COP11 Topics Discussed at Preparatory Workshop in Fiji

The UNEP/CMS Secretariat, in conjunction with the Department of Fisheries of Fiji and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environmental Programme (SPREP), successfully completed the regional preparatory workshop for the 11th Conference of the Parties to CMS (COP 11). The workshop took place in Nadi, Fiji on 18-20 August 2014.

28 August 2014

COP11 Agenda Discussed during the Preparatory Workshop in Chile

The UNEP/CMS Secretariat, in conjunction with the Department of Environment and Maritime Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile, successfully completed the preparatory workshop for the 11th Conference of the Parties to CMS (COP 11) in Santiago, Chile from 11-13 August 2014.

20 August 2014

Tackling the Marine Debris Issue at IWC Workshop

CMS, which was represented by its Focal Point for North America, participated in an international workshop on marine debris and cetacean impacts held 5-7 August, Honolulu, USA.

14 August 2014

Regional Preparatory and Negotiation Workshop for the Pacific in Preparation of CMS COP11

The CMS Secretariat will hold a Regional Preparatory and Negotiation Pre-COP Workshop in Nadi, Fiji on 18-20 August to prepare Pacific representatives for the upcoming 11th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CMS COP11).

14 August 2014

Regional Preparatory and Negotiation Workshop for Latin America in Preparation for CMS COP11

The CMS Secretariat, in cooperation with the Government of Chile, will host a Regional Preparatory and Negotiations Workshop on 11-13 August in Santiago, Chile. The primary objective is to introduce the important issues of COP 11 to National Focal Points (NFPs) from the Latin American region.

07 August 2014