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CMS Family Participates in Bonn Marathon

Bonn, 7 April 2014 – several intrepid members of the CMS and AEWA Secretariats took part in the annual Bonn Marathon on Sunday, 6 April with three individuals running in the half marathon and three teams of four participating in the team race over the full 42-kilometre distance.

07 April 2014

Bird Trapping in Egypt and Libya – Plan of Action Put in Place

The Plan of Action to Address Bird Trapping along the Mediterranean Coasts of Egypt and Libya went public today together with the launch of the freshly-developed website for the International Task Force, established to ensure its effective implementation. The Plan of Action (PoA) was developed in advance of the coordination meeting on bird trapping in Egypt and Libya, convened by the UNEP/AEWA Secretariat on 29 November 2013 at the UN Campus in Bonn, Germany, where it was revised.

03 April 2014

Saker Falcon Global Action Plan – still time to comment!

The second draft of the Saker Falcon Global Action Plan (SakerGAP) was launched for public consultation on World Wildlife Day on 3 March 2014. Comments on the SakerGAP should be submitted by 30 April 2014.

31 March 2014

Study Group Launched to Support CMS Migratory Landbirds Action Plan

Bonn, 29 March 2014 - The Migratory Landbirds Study Group (MLSG) was launched at an inaugural meeting “Migratory landbirds: research, monitoring and conservation” in Wilhelmshaven (Germany) on the 26-28 March 2014.

28 March 2014

Experts Meet to Develop Plan to Conserve the Pacific Loggerhead Turtle

Bonn/Brisbane, 27 March 2014 - Fifteen experts met in Brisbane, Australia, from 25 to 27 March to develop a Single Species Action Plan for the Pacific Loggerhead Turtle (Caretta caretta).

27 March 2014

CMS Executive Secretary has Audience with HRH Prince Charles

Bonn, 24 March 2014 - The Executive Secretary of CMS, Dr. Bradnee Chambers, had the rare honour of meeting HRH Prince Charles at Clarence House, the Prince’s official residence, in London on 18 March.

24 March 2014

CMS and WHMSI Working Together to Conserve Flyways of the Americas

Bonn, 20 March 2014 - From 11 to 14 March 2014 representatives from the Western Hemisphere Migratory Species Initiative (WHMSI) and members of the CMS Flyway Working Group met in M

20 March 2014

World Migratory Bird Day 2014 - Destination Flyways: Migratory Birds and Tourism

Bonn, 19 March 2014 – Each year on the second weekend in May, dedicated organizations 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.

19 March 2014

Of Marine Life - and Marine Debris

Bonn, 18 March 2014 - WhaleFest 2014 aspired to be the world’s biggest celebration of whales and dolphins – and the event on 15 and 16 March in Brighton, UK, certainly was outstanding.

18 March 2014

CMS Participates in the Sargasso Sea Meeting in Bermuda for the Signing of the Sargasso Sea Conservation Declaration

Bonn, 17 March 2014 - On 11 March Governments from across the world travelled to Bermuda to sign the Hamilton Declaration on Collaboration for the Conservation of the Sargasso Sea.

17 March 2014