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WMBD Video Contest

As part of this year’s campaign, a video competition is being organized. €1,500 is being offered to the best entry – with €1,000 and €500 for second and third place.

15 April 2015

Devastating Blow to Captive Breeding Efforts for the Critically Endangered Saiga Antelope

The leading captive breeding centre for Saiga antelopes (Saiga spp.) has lost almost its entire stock of animals as a result of an unidentified disease. The Centre for Wild Animals of Kalmykia in the Russian Federation is known internationally for its contribution to saiga research and conservation, thereby playing an important part in implementing the CMS Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Saiga Antelopes.

09 April 2015

World Migratory Bird Day 2015 - "Energy – make it bird-friendly!"

Each year on the second weekend in May, dedicated organizations, governments and people around the world plan events to mark World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) celebrating migratory birds and raising awareness about the need for their conservation. Since World Migratory Bird Day began in 2006, events have been held in 130 countries and this year we hope to reach even more people and organizations to connect and work together towards conserving migratory birds and their habitats worldwide.

02 April 2015

We are Delighted to Present to You the Brand-new World Migratory Bird Day Website!

After many hours of hard work, we are excited to share with you our newly designed website. Please explore our pages and find all you need to know about migratory birds, this year’s theme “Energy - make it bird-friendly!”, how to take action on World Migratory Bird Day 2015 and much more. We restructured the whole website content and menu – but no worries, you will not miss anything!

02 April 2015

Second Meeting of the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to the Raptors MoU

Twenty specialist ornithologists gathered this week at Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to discuss and develop conservation responses to the main threats to migratory birds of prey, within the framework of the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in African and Eurasia (Raptors MoU).

19 March 2015

Safe Flyways: New Project to Increase Waterbird Monitoring in Central Asia

The Siberian Crane is a majestic migratory bird. In the summer, it lives and breeds in Arctic Russia before flying thousands of kilometers south to spend the winter in Iran, India or China.

13 March 2015

Protect and Prosper: The Wadden Sea at the ITB Convention

For the first time this year, the Wadden Sea World Heritage was represented at the world’s largest tourism convention, Berlin’s  ITB, from 4-8 March 2015. Why a tourism fair?

10 March 2015

Iran Becomes the 51st Signatory to the Raptors MoU

Iran signed the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia (Raptors MoU) at an official ceremony at Iran's first national technical meeting on conservation of birds of prey in Qeshm Island.

10 March 2015

CMS Executive Secretary Addresses AMCEN 15

The high-level segment of the 15th Session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) opened in Cairo, Wednesday

06 March 2015

Klaus Töpfer Fellows Visit CMS Family in Bonn

Participants in the Klaus Töpfer Fellowship Programme (KTF) visited the UN Premises in Bonn last week and heard a detailed presentation on the work of the CMS Family

06 March 2015