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Brazil Joins the Convention on Migratory Species

The Accession of Brazil, one of the World’s Mega-Biodiverse Nations, Increases CMS Membership to 122

30 September 2015

Latin American countries are trained to conserve migratory animals

The Secretariat of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) is for the very first time organising a capacity-building workshop for Latin American countries that are not Parties to the Convention, with the support of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), in Panama City, from 22 to 24 September.

22 September 2015

Safe Passage for Mongolian Wildlife

Representatives of governments, industry, development banks, UN agencies, NGOs and scientists met in Ulaanbaatar from 24 to 28 August to find solutions to ensure that steppe animals are able to cross roads, railways and fences. The growing exploitation of the natural resources in the Gobi-Steppe ecosystem has led to a dramatic increase of transportation networks, required to meet increasing consumer demand for minerals. The existing roads and railroads have proven to be a significant barrier for wildlife migrations.

31 August 2015

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