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In Memoriam – Maurice Strong 1929-2015

Maurice Strong, founding Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), has passed away at the age of 86.

30 November 2015

Meeting in Abidjan Will Set the Roadmap for Conservation of Migratory Landbirds

The Second Meeting of the African-Eurasian Migratory Landbirds Working Group is taking place from 25 to 27 November 2015 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

24 November 2015

Reducing Bird Mortality from Collisions with Glass

The American Bird Conservancy has compiled a list of 18 products designed to reduce the likelihood of birds hitting windows. Tests conducted over the past six years have proved the innovations’ effectiveness in reducing collisions and the products are both affordable and aesthetically pleasing.

24 November 2015

An Experimental Success: Entanglement & Stranding Response Training in Oman

Bonn/Abu Dhabi, 19 November 2015 - In the Indian Ocean (including its adjacent seas and gulfs) the Convention on Migratory Species’

19 November 2015

International Coalition to Conserve Migratory Birds of Prey Continues to Attract Support

Today, Croatia and Israel signed the CMS Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia (Raptors MoU), which has now attracted 55 Signatories.

11 November 2015

Migratory Species Champions Honoured at AEWA MOP6

After its launch at the CMS Conference of the Parties in November 2014, the second chapter of the Migratory Species Champion Programme was opened yesterday in Bonn in the margins of the first day of the 6th Meeting of the Parties to African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement (AEWA).

10 November 2015

Migratory Waterbirds In Focus: AEWA's 6th Meeting of the Parties

The 6th Meeting of the Parties to the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) will be held from 9 – 14 November 2015, at the United Nations Campus in Bonn, Germany. The conference will bring together over 200 participants from more than 70 national governments, intergovernmental organizations and non-governmental organizations to discuss urgent conservation responses needed to address the many threats and management challenges facing migratory waterbirds in the African-Eurasian region today.

08 November 2015

Symposium on the American Eel

From 23-25 October 2015, the Sargasso Sea Commission, together with the Marine & Environmental Law Institute of Dalhousie University, Ocean Tracking Network, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Center for Oceans and Coastal Law at the University of Maine School of Law, Ocean and Coastal Law Journal, and the Gulf of Maine Research Institute sponsored an interactive symposium in Portland, Maine on conservation of the American eel.

03 November 2015

ASCOBANS Parties Make Recommendations for Tackling Small Cetacean Bycatch in Europe

Bonn – On 30 October 2015, the Executive Secretary of ASCOBANS, on behalf of the Agreement’s ten Parties, transmitted to the European Commission the outcomes of a one-year process to develop a common position of ASCOBANS Parties relating to the requirements of legislation to address monitoring and mitigation of small cetacean bycatch.

02 November 2015

Saiga Conservation: Setting the Roadmap for the Years to Come

Tashkent / Bonn, 26 October 2015 – The Third Meeting of the Signatories to the Memorandum of Understanding concerning Conservation, Restoration and Sustainable Use of the Saiga Antelope (Saiga MOU) and Technical Workshop for saiga antelope experts is taking place this week from 26 to 29 October 2015 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan with representatives of governments, UN agencies, NGOs and academia in attendance.

26 October 2015