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22nd ASCOBANS Advisory Committee Meeting Paves Way for Meeting of the Parties in 2016

The Hague/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 22nd

06 October 2015

Meeting of Signatories to CMS Raptors MOU Starts in Norway

Government representatives and conservationists will meet 5 - 8 October in Trondheim, Norway, to share experience and discuss measures to conserve migratory birds of prey.

05 October 2015

Brazil Joins CMS as Party No 122

The CMS Family is pleased to welcome the Federative Republic of Brazil as the 122nd Party to the Convention, with effect from 1 October.

29 September 2015

UN Sustainable Development Goals: Statement by the Biodiversity Liaison Group

With 150 world leaders gathering in New York to attend the UN Sustainable Development Summit, the heads of the seven Conventions and Treaties that form the Biodiversity Liaison Group have issued a statement.

25 September 2015

Save the World II – How Climate Change is Affecting Migratory Birds

The Save the World festival was staged for the second time in Bonn from 18 to 20 September bringing together well-known artists, UN experts and a variety of NGOs with the aim of highlighting in an entertaining yet still informative manner the consequences of climate change

21 September 2015

Forging Closer Links – CMS and BirdLife Strengthen Cooperation

BirdLife International hosts meeting with senior CMS staff

11 September 2015

Malaysia gears up to protect marine turtles - and other migratory species

Efforts to conserve migratory species – and marine turtles in particular – in Malaysia seem likely to step up a gear if recommendations made at a seminar and workshop held at the Institute of Oceanography and Environment of the University Malaysia Terengganu are accepted.

09 September 2015

Majority Female Ranger Unit from South Africa Wins Top UN Environmental Prize

The Black Mamba Anti-Poaching Unit, a South African and majority-women ranger group, has been announced as one of the winners of the United Nation’s top environmental accolade, the Champions of the Earth award - UNEP Press Release

08 September 2015

Capacity-Building Workshop for Non-Member States of Latin America

The CMS Secretariat, together with the Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (ROLAC) of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), is organizing for the first time a training workshop for Spanish-speaking Latin American Non-Parties.

04 September 2015

2015 Wadden Sea Day Marks the 25th Anniversary of the Wadden Sea Seals Agreement

The 10th Wadden Sea Day, held on 27 August 2015 in Wilhelmshaven, was dedicated to marine mammals in the Wadden Sea World Heritage. More than 80 scientists, managers, policy makers and other Wadden Sea stakeholders participated in the event to discuss challenges and prospects for the future of these top predators of the Wadden Sea ecosystem. The Wadden Sea Seal populations (mainly harbour seals but increasingly also grey seals) have shown steady growth rates in recent years. The number of animals has reached record values over the last couple of years, despite the major epizootics of 1988 and 2002.

31 August 2015