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The GEF Dugong and Seagrass Conservation Project Launches New Website

Today the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Dugong and Seagrass Conservation Project unveiled its new, interactive and informative website that includes information about the project, resources for dugong and seagrass conservation, as well as information for project partners. The website was launched at an event hosted by Zayed University in Abu Dhabi, where the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund (the MBZ Fund) publicly announced the GEF grant for the project.

21 May 2016

World Fish Migration Day 2016: Connecting Fish, Rivers and People!

World Fish Migration Day is being celebrated on 21 May for the second time, with the theme “Connecting Fish, Rivers and People”. Over 1,500 organizations are involved and events are taking place in more than 400 different localities around the world to mark the day and to highlight the importance of healthy rivers.

19 May 2016

In Memoriam – Professor Roberto Schlatter

The Secretariat of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (UNEP/CMS) is mourning the passing of the eminent Professor, Dr. Roberto Schlatter Vollmann

16 May 2016

CMS and ACBK raise awareness on migratory mammals at the mining forum “Minex Central Asia” in Astana

The 7th mining forum "MINEX Central Asia – 2016" was hosted in the capital of Kazakhstan, Astana on 19-21 April 2016. For the first time the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), represented by Kazakhstan’s largest nature conservation NGO, the Association for the Conservation of the Biodiversity of Kazakhstan (ACBK), participated in a major event organized by the mining industry.

15 May 2016

Executive Secretary in Brazil – Addressing Senate and World Environmental Law Congress

CMS Executive Secretary, Bradnee Chambers, has just completed a busy visit to Brazil, a country which became the 122nd Party to CMS in October last year.

11 May 2016

United Arab Emirates Has Joined CMS!

The CMS Family is very pleased to welcome the United Arab Emirates as the 123rd Party to the Convention, with effect from 1 May 2016.

09 May 2016

Flight through the Decade - Bologna Operatic Choir’s Benefit Concert

For the fourth consecutive year, the operatic choir Lirica San Rocco from Bologna, Italy gave a benefit concert in Bonn as part of the celebration of World Migratory Bird Day.

09 May 2016

Actions to Protect Andean Flamingos Agreed in Cuzco

On 26-27 April 2016 the First Meeting of Signatories of the High Andean Flamingos MOU took place in Cuzco (Peru). The meeting was attended by representatives of Bolivia, Chile and Peru, which are the three signatories of the MOU, and a number of observers including the Ramsar Convention Secretariat. Experts from France and Spain also came as representatives of the European Union to share their experience in the conservation and management of flamingo species.

09 May 2016

World Migratory Bird Day 2016 - "… and when the skies fall silent?"

Join the celebration of a great natural wonder on World Migratory Bird Day! Take action and celebrate, conserve and raise awareness of migratory birds on or around 10 May 2016 by organizing educational programmes, lectures, bird walks, visits to bird-watching sites, competitions, art exhibitions and other public events.

04 May 2016