News

The list below contains all recent CMS news items. For news from all members of the CMS Family go to www.migratoryspecies.org

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Participatory Planning Achieves Conservation Success for Dalmatian Pelicans

A recent conservation project has utilized the power of participatory planning to enable the successful protection of Dalmatian Pelican habitat in Montenegro. Funded by the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) through its Small Grant Programme and led by the French NGO Noé Conservation, the project has successfully engaged stakeholders to implement a conservation zone around a key Dalmatian Pelican nesting area on the shores of the Skadar Lake in Southern Montenegro.

17 April 2015

UNEP Family Bonn on the Move - Running for Migratory Species

Next Sunday, 19 April, the UNEP Family of Bonn will be participating in the Deutsche Post Bonn Marathon with 16 runners representing the CMS, AEWA and IPBES Secretariats. With about 12,000 participants and 200,000 spectators, the Bonn Marathon is among the ten most important such races in Germany. This year again, the runners will cross the city, along the Rhine, and past the UN Building “Langer Eugen” which has meanwhile become one of the town’s best known landmarks.

17 April 2015

Communities Join Hands to Stop Elephant Poaching in Mali and Burkina Faso

Community representatives and wildlife officials met from 3-6 April and agreed urgently needed conservation measures for elephants contributing to the implementation of the CMS West African Elephant MOU, including the formal establishment of a new transboundary law enforcement mechanism at the village level.

15 April 2015

WMBD Video Contest

As part of this year’s campaign, a video competition is being organized. €1,500 is being offered to the best entry – with €1,000 and €500 for second and third place.

15 April 2015

Order Your World Migratory Bird Day Event Materials Now!

Dear World Migratory Bird Day Event Organizers, It is a great pleasure to seeing you taking action on this year’s World Migratory Bird Day by organizing an event. Your support on raising awareness about the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats will make a difference and enrich this worldwide celebration! In addition, we cordially welcome many new event organizers participating in the campaign for the very first time.

15 April 2015

Devastating Blow to Captive Breeding Efforts for the Critically Endangered Saiga Antelope

The leading captive breeding centre for Saiga antelopes (Saiga spp.) has lost almost its entire stock of animals as a result of an unidentified disease. The Centre for Wild Animals of Kalmykia in the Russian Federation is known internationally for its contribution to saiga research and conservation, thereby playing an important part in implementing the CMS Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Saiga Antelopes.

09 April 2015

World Migratory Bird Day 2015 - "Energy – make it bird-friendly!"

Each year on the second weekend in May, dedicated organizations, governments and people around the world plan events to mark World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) celebrating migratory birds and raising awareness about the need for their conservation. Since World Migratory Bird Day began in 2006, events have been held in 130 countries and this year we hope to reach even more people and organizations to connect and work together towards conserving migratory birds and their habitats worldwide.

02 April 2015

We are Delighted to Present to You the Brand-new World Migratory Bird Day Website!

After many hours of hard work, we are excited to share with you our newly designed website. Please explore our pages and find all you need to know about migratory birds, this year’s theme “Energy - make it bird-friendly!”, how to take action on World Migratory Bird Day 2015 and much more. We restructured the whole website content and menu – but no worries, you will not miss anything!

02 April 2015

Second Meeting of the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to the Raptors MoU

Abu Dhabi, 19 March 2015 – Twenty specialist ornithologists gathered this week at Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to discuss and develop conservation responses to the main threats to migratory birds of prey, within the framework of the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in African and Eurasia (Raptors MoU).

19 March 2015

Safe Flyways: New Project to Increase Waterbird Monitoring in Central Asia

The Siberian Crane is a majestic migratory bird. In the summer, it lives and breeds in Arctic Russia before flying thousands of kilometers south to spend the winter in Iran, India or China.

13 March 2015