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Zayed International Prize Honours Top Environmentalists

From Protecting Bluefin Tuna to Saving the World's Wetlands and Championing Sustainable Development Causes: Zayed International Prize Honours Top Environmentalists

08 May 2014

United Against Wildlife Crime

United Against Wildlife Crime - Collaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management (CPW) supports fight against wildlife crime

The Collaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management (CPW) held its third meeting in the margins of the General Assembly of the International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (CIC) in Milan, Italy on 23 and 24 April.

02 May 2014

The Kyrgyz Republic – the 120th Party to UNEP/CMS

Bonn, 1 May 2014 - CMS welcomes the Central Asian Kyrgyz Republic as the 120th Party to the Convention with effect from 1 May 2014.

01 May 2014

Building fieldwork capacity in Africa to conserve the endangered Egyptian Vulture

Abu Dhabi, 01 May 2014 – The Coordinating Unit of the Raptors MoU is pleased to announce the successful completion of a Fieldwork Capacity Building Project to support the conservation of migratory Egyptian Vultures of the Balkan Region on their wintering grounds in Ethiopia, Sudan and Chad. The Fieldwork Capacity Building Project was focused on training a small number of local African ornithologists to undertake surveys of Egyptian Vultures in their own countries.

01 May 2014

The Conservation Implications of Cetacean Culture

On 15 and 16 April 2014, the 19 participants of a CMS Scientific Council workshop held in London, United Kingdom, discussed the conservation implications of cetacean culture.

17 April 2014

CMS Climate Change Workshop Develops Strategy to Mitigate the Impact of Climate Change on Migratory Species

San José / Bonn, 14 April 2014 - CMS held a workshop of national representatives and experts in Guácimo, Costa Rica from 9-11 April in the light of new information published on climate change.

14 April 2014

El Mundo - Los últimos días del huemul

11 de abril de 2014 - En los frondosos bosques y en las frías montañas del sur de Chile vive un animal poco conocido, el huemul, uno de los ciervos más pequeños del mundo, y el único en peligro de

11 April 2014

CMS Costa Rica – Climate Change Workshop

Bonn, 7 April 2014 - CMS is holding a workshop of national representatives and scientific councillors in Guácimo, Costa Rica from 9-11, April 2014 in the light of new information published on climate change.

07 April 2014

CMS Family Participates in Bonn Marathon

Bonn, 7 April 2014 – several intrepid members of the CMS and AEWA Secretariats took part in the annual Bonn Marathon on Sunday, 6 April with three individuals running in the half marathon and three teams of four participating in the team race over the full 42-kilometre distance.

07 April 2014

Bird Trapping in Egypt and Libya – Plan of Action Put in Place

The Plan of Action to Address Bird Trapping along the Mediterranean Coasts of Egypt and Libya went public today together with the launch of the freshly-developed website for the International Task Force, established to ensure its effective implementation. The Plan of Action (PoA) was developed in advance of the coordination meeting on bird trapping in Egypt and Libya, convened by the UNEP/AEWA Secretariat on 29 November 2013 at the UN Campus in Bonn, Germany, where it was revised.

03 April 2014