Bonn, 22 October 2014 - Tomorrow is International Snow Leopard Day and it is being celebrated for the very first time this year, with special awareness raising and educational events being held in Bishkek Kyrgyzstan.
Held under the World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) 2014 campaign theme “Destination Flyways: Migratory Birds and Tourism”, the WMBD Photo Competition aimed to highlight the potential of sustainable tourism to be a tool for protection of migratory birds and their habitats.
The venue of the 21st Advisory Committee Meeting: Gothenburg
Gothenburg/Bonn – The ASCOBANS Advisory Committee, a body set up to provide advice and information to Party States on the conservation and management of small cetaceans, convened its 21st meeting in Gothenburg, Sweden, from 29 September to 1 October 2014. The day before, on 28 September, the North Sea Group – a steering group for the Conservation Plan for the Harbour Porpoise in the North Sea – held its 4th meeting.
The Coordinating Unit of the CMS Raptors MOU is pleased to announce that the Saker Falcon Falco cherrug Global Action Plan (SakerGAP) has been published and is freely available online at the CMS 11th Conference of the Parties website (see Conference Documents > Doc.22.214.171.124).
Harare/Bonn, 24 September 2014 - The Government of Zimbabwe together with the UNEP/CMS Secretariat and UNEP/DELC successfully completed the regional preparatory workshop for the 11th Conference of the Parties to CMS (COP11) held in Harare, Zimbabwe, 21-23 September 2014.
Bonn, 23 September 2014 - Flyways around the world include key stopover sites that are essential for migratory birds to rest and refuel before continuing their journey. Delaware Bay in the Eastern Americas Flyway and the Wadden Sea in the African-Eurasian Flyway are good examples of such critical sites.
Dr. Alfred Oteng-Yeboah, winner of the MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2014
CMS congratulates Dr. Alfred Oteng-Yeboah, who is one of the winners of the MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2014. Dr. Oteng-Yeboah is the Chair of the Ghana National Biodiversity Committee and has been the Chair of the CMS Standing Committee since 2011 as well as the COP-appointed Scientific Councillor for African Fauna. He is a leading advocate of biodiversity in Africa. In addition, he has fulfilled important roles as a representative of Ghana and Africa in major meetings related to conservation and the sustainable use of biodiversity including significant contributions to the Convention on Biological Diversity and other biodiversity-related processes.
The Government of Zimbabwe together with the CMS Secretariat and UNEP ROA/DELC) are co-organizing the “Regional Preparatory and Negotiations Workshop for African Nations” to be held on 21-23 September in Harare, Zimbabwe to prepare representatives for the upcoming 11th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CMS COP11).