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Exploring Synergies for Addressing Bycatch throughout the CMS Family

3 May 2016 - On Friday and Saturday, 22-23 April 2016, the CMS Family got together for an internal workshop to exchange experiences with addressing what is considered the greatest threat to the mar

03 May 2016

Encouraging News from the Sahara

Roseline Beudels-Jamar de Bolsée , the CMS Scientific Councillor from Belgium, who has been involved from the very beginning in the Convention’s efforts to conserve Sahelo-Saharan antelopes, has informed the Secretariat of some long overdue positive developments concerning the Scimitar-horned Oryx. Twenty-five animals have just been shipped from Abu Dhabi to Chad meaning that after an absence of a quarter of a century, Oryx are back on Chadian soil.

28 April 2016

World Migratory Bird Day 2016 – Official Trailer – Competition Winner Announced

Bonn,  27 April 2016 – the jury set up to decide the winner of this year’s WMBD video competition has met and reached its verdict choosing the entry submitted by N F Lart of Indone

27 April 2016

Photo Exhibition on Great Apes at Museum Koenig Bonn

Bonn, 27 April 2016 - A photo exhibition featuring great apes will open today at the Zoological Museum Alexander Koenig in Bonn.

27 April 2016

First Meeting of Signatories of the High Andean Flamingos MOU to Convene in Peru

Bonn, 25 April 2016 - From 26 to 28 of April the first Meeting of the Signatories MOU on the Conservation of High Andean Flamingos and their Habitats will be held in Cu

25 April 2016

Sessional Committee of the CMS Scientific Council Convenes for the First Time

Bonn, 15 April 2016 - The first meeting of the Sessional Committee of the CMS Scientific Council is taking place at the UN Premises in Bonn on 18-21 April.  Established by the Part

14 April 2016

World Migratory Bird Day – Benefit Concert at Bonn University

For the fourth consecutive year the operatic choir, Chorale Lirica San Rocco from Bologna, Italy will be giving a benefit concert in Bonn, as part of the annual celebration of World Migratory Bird Day. The proceeds from the concert will be donated to a project related to bird conservation. The concert entitled “Flight through a Decade” includes a programme of ten arias taken from major works each set in a different country, mirroring the various States that birds pass through on their annual migration.

13 April 2016

World Migratory Bird Day 2016 – Website Now Live

the website for the 2016 World Migratory Bird Day is now online and organizers are invited to register their events. The design of this year’s poster (see below) has also been finalized and print copies will be available along with other promotional materials such as postcards and stickers.

30 March 2016

In Memoriam – Mostafa Tolba, Former Executive Director of UNEP

CMS here reproduces a message issued yesterday by Achim Steiner, Executive Director of UNEP following the death of Mostafa Tolba.

29 March 2016

Experts Discuss Nature Conservation in Former Soviet Republics

“Nature Conservation in the Countries of Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia – Lessons learned from the transformation process and challenges for the future”

24 March 2016