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In Memory of Peter Pueschel

it was with deep regret and great sadness that the CMS Secretariat team heard about the sudden death of Peter Pueschel, Director for International Environmental Agreements at the International Fund for Animal Welfare

01 July 2015

World Heritage Committee Meets in Bonn

The 39th session of the Word Heritage Committee (WHC) opened in Bonn on Sunday. The WHC is one of the partners of CMS in the Biodiversity Liaison Group, an umbrella organization for seven international Conventions and treaties.

29 June 2015

AEWA Turns Twenty!

The 16th June 2015 marks the 20th anniversary of the culmination of the inter-governmental negotiations that led to the adoption of AEWA – the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds – an international treaty dedicated to conserving species such as cranes, storks, ducks and shorebirds that regularly travel along flyways that span continents and oceans.

16 June 2015

WMBD Video Competition Results

The Secretariats of CMS and AEWA are marking this year’s World Environment Day (WED), the annual awareness-raising campaign led by UNEP, by announcing the winners of the first-ever World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) video competition.

05 June 2015

World Environment Day 2015

Bonn, 4 June 2015 - World Environment Day (WED) being celebrated tomorrow, 5 June, is the United Nations’ principal vehicle for encouraging w

03 June 2015

Aquatic Warbler: experts meet to discuss the next steps for its long-term protection

The Third Meeting of Signatories to the Memorandum of Understanding concerning Conservation Measures for the Aquatic Warbler reiterates the aim of its Action Plan and makes new recommendations for its implementation.

28 May 2015

International Day for Biological Diversity

On behalf of the CMS Family, Bradnee Chambers, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Migratory Species has issued the following statement

21 May 2015

Update: More than 27,000 Saigas Confirmed Dead: CMS Sends Out Emergency Expert Mission

In response to a request from Kazakhstan, the CMS Secretariat is sending out an expert mission today to strengthen work to identify the cause of the current saiga die-off.

21 May 2015

World Turtle Day

World Turtle Day which is being celebrated on 23 May has been held yearly since 2000.

21 May 2015