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First Press Conference of CMS COP11 Taking Place

The Secretariat of the UNEP Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) and the Ministry of the Environment of Ecuador will be holding a press conference today.

04 November 2014

High Level Panel

On the eve of what promises to be the best-attended COP in the Convention’s 35-year history, CMS held its first High Level Ministerial Panel.

03 November 2014

CMS COP11 Kicks Off in Quito, Ecuador

All the signs are indicating that CMS COP11 will be the biggest and the best in the Convention’s 35-year history.

03 November 2014

International Snow Leopard Day Celebrated for the Very First Time

Bonn, 22 October 2014 - Tomorrow is International Snow Leopard Day and it is being celebrated for the very first time this year, with special awareness raising and educational events being held in Bishkek Kyrgyzstan.

22 October 2014

Winners of the World Migratory Bird Day Competition Announced

Held under the World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) 2014 campaign theme “Destination Flyways: Migratory Birds and Tourism”, the WMBD Photo Competition aimed to highlight the potential of sustainable tourism to be a tool for protection of migratory birds and their habitats.

17 October 2014

21st Advisory Committee Meeting Tackles Bycatch, the No. 1 Threat for Small Cetaceans

Gothenburg/Bonn – The ASCOBANS Advisory Committee, a body set up to provide advice and information to Party States on the conservation and management of small cetaceans, convened its 21st meeting in Gothenburg, Sweden, from 29 September to 1 October 2014. The day before, on 28 September, the North Sea Group – a steering group for the Conservation Plan for the Harbour Porpoise in the North Sea – held its 4th meeting.

08 October 2014

Saker Falcon Global Action Plan (SakerGAP) Published and Available Online!

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.23.1.5.2).

07 October 2014

CMS COP11 Topics Discussed at Preparatory Workshop in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek/Bonn, 2 October 2014- The UNEP/CMS Secretariat successfully completed the Central Asia regional preparatory workshop for the 11th Conference of the Parties to CMS (COP11).

02 October 2014

CMS COP11 Topics Discussed at Preparatory Workshop in Zimbabwe

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.

24 September 2014

Experts get together in Beijing to discuss conservation of key sites for migratory birds in the Yellow Sea

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.

23 September 2014