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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

Joining Efforts to Protect Migratory Birds along the East Atlantic Flyway

Linking regional and global aspects of nature conservation, two meetings held back to back in Bonn on 13 May 2015 discussed the protection of migratory birds along the East Atlantic Flyway.

20 May 2015

More than 10,000 Saigas Found Dead in Central Kazakhstan

About 10,000 saigas have been found dead in Amangeldy district of the Kostanay region in Central Kazakhstan.

19 May 2015

World Migratory Bird Day 2015 Promotes Bird-Friendly Energy

Every year tens of millions of migratory birds, including raptors, are killed or injured by poorly designed, planned and sited energy infrastructure. They collide with installations such as wind turbines and power lines, get electrocuted on power distribution poles, and suffer loss of their habitats due to energy generation plants and associated facilities. Demand for energy is increasing rapidly. This is resulting in the construction of more and more energy related obstacles and ultimately higher mortality rates for migratory birds.

11 May 2015

World Migratory Bird Day Concert

Bonn, 11 May 2015 – for the third consecutive year, the Corale Lirica San Rocco operatic choir from Bologna came to Bonn to sing at a benefit concert raising funds for bird conserv

11 May 2015