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Building fieldwork capacity in Africa to conserve the endangered Egyptian Vulture

The Coordinating Unit of the Raptors MoU is pleased to announce the successful completion of a Fieldwork Capacity Building Project to support the conservation of migratory Egyptian Vultures of the Balkan Region on their wintering grounds in Ethiopia, Sudan and Chad. The Fieldwork Capacity Building Project was focused on training a small number of local African ornithologists to undertake surveys of Egyptian Vultures in their own countries.

01 May 2014

The Conservation Implications of Cetacean Culture

On 15 and 16 April 2014, the 19 participants of a CMS Scientific Council workshop held in London, United Kingdom, discussed the conservation implications of cetacean culture.

17 April 2014

CMS Climate Change Workshop Develops Strategy to Mitigate the Impact of Climate Change on Migratory Species

San José / Bonn, 14 April 2014 - CMS held a workshop of national representatives and experts in Guácimo, Costa Rica from 9-11 April in the light of new information published on climate change.

14 April 2014

El Mundo - Los últimos días del huemul

11 de abril de 2014 - En los frondosos bosques y en las frías montañas del sur de Chile vive un animal poco conocido, el huemul, uno de los ciervos más pequeños del mundo, y el único en peligro de

11 April 2014

CMS Costa Rica – Climate Change Workshop

Bonn, 7 April 2014 - CMS is holding a workshop of national representatives and scientific councillors in Guácimo, Costa Rica from 9-11, April 2014 in the light of new information published on climate change.

07 April 2014

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