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European Commission Champions Migratory Wildlife Conservation

Today the CMS Secretariat celebrates a new Champion for migratory species under the dedicated programme which aims at promoting the work under the CMS Family as well as encouraging and recognizing medium- and long-term support for conservation actions.

17 June 2016

Good News from Slimbridge about Spoon-billed Sandpipers

The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) in Slimbridge, UK has just announced that two of the captive pairs of the Spoon-billed Sandpiper (Calidris pygmaea) have between them laid seven eggs.

14 June 2016

World Migratory Bird Day 2016

Every year more than 25 million of migratory birds are illegally killed or taken across the Mediterranean. They are shot or caught with nets and other indiscriminate traps. With the slogan “… and when the skies fall silent? Stop the illegal killing, taking and trade!”, World Migratory Bird Day 2016 highlighted the incredible numbers of migratory birds being lost each year as a result of these activities.

08 June 2016

World Oceans Day – Focus on the Galapagos

With today being World Oceans Day, CMS is looking at Ecuador, which in March this year designated 40,000 square kilometres of the waters around the Galapagos Islands as conservation areas.

07 June 2016

ASEAN Working Group on Nature Conservation and Biodiversity (AWGNCB)

The 2016 meeting of the AWGNCB was held in Hanoi, Viet Nam from 23 to 27 May and was attended by ASEAN member countries, partner organizations such as the Convention on Migratory Species (represented by Francisco Rilla, the Capacity-building Officer), the ASEAN Center for Biodiversity (ACB), the ASEAN Secretariat, government organizations, and other regional and international NGOs.

01 June 2016

Lion Range State Meeting - Joint Statement by CITES and CMS

On the occasion of the CITES-CMS Lion Range State meeting being held today and tomorrow in Entebbe at the kind invitation of the Government of Uganda, John E. Scanlon, Secretary General of CITES and Bradnee Chambers, Executive Secretary of CMS have issued a joint statement

30 May 2016

UNEA Event Spotlights Wildlife-friendly Energy Deployment

The CMS Family and BirdLife International joined forces at the Second Session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) to raise awareness of guidelines devised to ensure that renewable energy installations are deployed in ways that have no adverse impact on migratory species such as birds and bats.

25 May 2016

XXI Meeting of the Canada/Mexico/U.S. Trilateral Committee for Wildlife and Ecosystem Conservation and Management

The slogan of the XXI Meeting of the Trilateral Committee held in Ottawa, 16-19 May was “Celebrating 100 years of conservation of migratory birds and their habitats and looking ahead to the next 100 years”.

24 May 2016

UNEA Side Event Highlights Link Between Healthy Vultures and Healthy People

“Healthy vultures, healthy people” is the title of a Green Room Event on vultures convened by BirdLife International on 25 May at 15.00 hrs in the margins of the second session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) taking place from 23 to 27 May in Nairobi. The UNEP Regional Office Africa, CMS, IUCN and several NGOs will participate in the event tohighlight the importance of vulture conservation to the delivery of the three pillars of sustainable development.

24 May 2016

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