The Coordinating Unit of the CMS Raptors MOU is pleased to announce that the Saker Falcon Falco cherrug Global Action Plan (SakerGAP) has been published and is freely available online at the CMS 11th Conference of the Parties website (see Conference Documents > Doc.18.104.22.168).
Bishkek/Bonn, 2 October 2014- The UNEP/CMS Secretariat, in conjunction with the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) of Germany and the German GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH) in the framework of the project FLERMONECA (Forest and Biodiversity Governance, including Environmental Monitoring) which is financed by the European Union as well as with funding from Switzerland, successfully completed the Central Asia regional preparatory workshop for the 11th Conference of the Parties to CMS (COP11).
Harare/Bonn, 24 September 2014 - The Government of Zimbabwe together with the UNEP/CMS Secretariat and UNEP/DELC successfully completed the regional preparatory workshop for the 11th Conference of the Parties to CMS (COP11) held in Harare, Zimbabwe, 21-23 September 2014.
Bonn, 23 September 2014 - Flyways around the world include key stopover sites that are essential for migratory birds to rest and refuel before continuing their journey. Delaware Bay in the Eastern Americas Flyway and the Wadden Sea in the African-Eurasian Flyway are good examples of such critical sites.
Dr. Alfred Oteng-Yeboah, winner of the MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2014
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.
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).
White-faced Storm Petrel, photo credit Tony Palliser
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.
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).