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Countries Meet to Tackle Poisoning of Birds in Southern Africa

Representatives of countries and wildlife experts met in Cape Town, South Africa on 24 August, to address poisoning of migratory birds, a problem that also threatens important predators. The Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) and the CMS Memorandum of Understanding on Birds of Prey (CMS Raptors MoU), all three instruments administered by the United Nations Environment Programme, have convened the international meeting.

25 August 2015

Countries Meet to Tackle Threats to Europe’s Most Endangered Bird of Prey

Bonn / Abu Dhabi, 13 July 2015 – Government officials, NGOs and experts from over 30 countries met from 5 to 8 July in Sofia, Bulgaria, to develop a Flyway Action Plan for the Egyptian Vulture.

13 July 2015

UN-Treaty on Migratory Waterbirds Marks its 20th Anniversary

Bonn, 16 June 2015 –Today marks the 20th anniversary of theAgreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA).

16 June 2015

Catastrophic Collapse of Saiga Antelopes in Central Asia

More than 120,000 saiga antelope have been confirmed dead in central Kazakhstan, representing more than a third of the global population. This is a major blow for conservation efforts given that saigas have in the past ten years only just started to recover from a global population size of less than 50,000 animals following a 95% crash in numbers.

28 May 2015

Animals on the Move Hit Hard by Wildlife Crime

Bonn, 3 March 2015- Migratory species of wild animals on land, in our skies and across the world’s oceans are increasingly being threatened by wildlife crime.

03 March 2015

Ausstellung „Die letzten 300“ eröffnet im Meeresmuseum Stralsund

Umweltverbände werben für besseren Schutz des Ostseeschweinswals

Stralsund – Ab dem 15. Januar zeigen NABU, WDC, OceanCare und das Kleinwalschutzabkommen ASCOBANS die künstlerischen Beiträge zum Kreativwettbewerb „Die letzten 300“ im Deutschen Meeresmuseum Stralsund. Mit der Ausstellung machen die Organisatoren auf die kritische Lage des Ostseeschweinswals aufmerksam. Nur noch wenige Hundert Tiere des einzigen in Deutschland heimischen Wals leben in der zentralen Ostsee. Bundesumweltministerin Barbara Hendricks ist Schirmherrin der Ausstellung.

14 January 2015

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