Press releases

Governments Commit to Step up Action for Migratory Animals at UN Wildlife Conference

The Eleventh Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) concluded today after six days of intense negotiations aiming to set conservation actions for the benefit of the world’s migratory species for the coming years.

09 November 2014

International Action to Stop Illegal Killing of Birds Stepped Up at UN Wildlife Conference

Quito, 6 November 2014 – Intensive unsustainable hunting and illegal killing of migratory birds are taking place in many parts of the world driving species to the brink of extincti

05 November 2014

United Nations and Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi Enhance International Cooperation for Migratory Species of Wild Animals

Abu Dhabi, 5 November 2014 – The Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), administered by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) ha

05 November 2014

Pollution in the World’s Oceans Threatens Millions of Marine Animals

A series of reports on the impact of marine debris on migratory marine species and ways to address this growing threat, are being presented at a major international wildlife conference taking place in Quito, Ecuador this week.

04 November 2014

Historic Chance for Shark and Ray Conservation at Upcoming UN Wildlife Conference

Sharks are swimming in troubled waters. In the light of severe declines in many populations of sharks and rays, government officials are considering actions that could help turn the tide for some of the most imperiled of these species.

04 November 2014

Record Number of Species Proposed for International Protection at Major Wildlife Conservation Conference

Thirty-two species, including the Polar Bear, Red-fronted Gazelle, Cuvier’s beaked whale, Hammerhead shark and Reef Manta Ray are being proposed for protection at an international meeting of world governments and experts this week in Quito, Ecuador.

03 November 2014

Asian Countries Agree on Roadmap for the Conservation of Large Mammals

Bishkek, 25 September 2014 – Government and civil society representatives and key experts from 14 Asian countries agreed on a joint initiative to strengthen the conservation of 14 large mammal species that move across Central Asia such as the Saiga antelope, Mongolian gazelle, Snow leopard, Wild Camel and Argali mountain sheep.

25 September 2014

Network of Sites for Indian Ocean Marine Turtles Launched

Bonn, 12 September 2014 - 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

Global Protection Proposed for Sharks, Rays, Sawfish, Polar Bear and Lions

Fate of Iconic Species in the Balance as Key Wildlife Conservation Conference Countdown Commences

11 June 2014

Message by UN Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner on the Occasion of World Environment Day

Every year, on 5 June, millions of people across the planet celebrate World Environment Day- coming together at community, national and regional level to promote positive action on the most-pressin

05 June 2014