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Climate Law and Governance Day – CMS Executive Secretary Chairs Climate Consequences Session

Climate Law and Governance Day, is a new annual event at the UNFCCC COP. The first session organized by the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law, the University of Cambridge, IUCN, UNEP-WCMC and others took place at the École de droit de la Sorbonne.

11 December 2015

Marine Debris – CMS/ASCOBANS Points out Some Local Solutions to a Global Problem

Marine debris – litter in our oceans – is a serious threat to wildlife making use of the oceans and beaches. Many animals, including marine mammals, turtles, birds and sharks get entangled in lost or discarded nets and lines or mistakenly ingest plastic bags and pieces of colourful plastic. Much suffering and death are the result.

08 December 2015

New Study Highlights Gaps in Protection for Migratory Birds Globally

A new study on protected areas and global conservation of migratory birds has just been published in Science calling for greater international efforts to conserve migratory bird species, many of which are not adequately protected across their range.

04 December 2015

Actions to Halt Decline of African-Eurasian Landbirds Agreed in Abidjan

Bonn / Abidjan, 1 December 2015- Experts from 20 countries met in Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire) for the Second Meeting of the CMS African-Eurasian Migratory

01 December 2015

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