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CMS Guidelines on Wildlife-friendly Infrastructure - Mongolia Leads Implementation

The Mongolian parliament has passed a national law implementing the CMS Guidelines on mitigating the impact of linear infrastructure and related disturbance on mammals in Central Asia just six months after they were adopted at COP11.

20 August 2015

UNGA Passes Resolution on Wildlife Trafficking

The United Nations General Assembly has adopted a Resolution recognizing that wild animals and plants are an irreplaceable part of the natural systems of the Earth and is urging the 193 Governments of UN Member States to deal decisively with both the supply and demand sides of the trade equation.

06 August 2015

The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Becomes 121st Party to CMS

CMS welcomes the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan as the 121st Party to the Convention with effect from 1 August 2015.

31 July 2015

InforMEA: Online Home of MEAs

InforMEA is an online platform that provides a bird’s-eye view of all major environmental treaties and how they relate to countries and regions in the world. It offers rapid retrieval of information, and a powerful research capability. Decision-makers can use this database to explore best practices and design their countries policies in line with global environmental legislation.

24 July 2015

Support for International Conservation of Sharks and Rays in Oceania is Growing as New Zealand Joins the CMS Sharks MOU

Bonn, 13 July 2015 - New Zealand signed the UNEP/CMS Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Sharks (Sharks MOU) on 6 July 2015. 

13 July 2015

AEWA Standing Committee Meeting Held in Uganda

The 10th Meeting of the AEWA Standing Committee (StC10) was held from 8 to 10 July in Kampala at the kind invitation of the Ugandan Government. The meeting was the first AEWA Standing Committee to take place in Africa and was an important milestone in the run-up to the 6th Session of the Meeting of the Parties (MOP6) due to take place 9-14 November 2015 in Bonn, Germany.

13 July 2015

Next AEWA Standing Committee Meeting to Take Place in Uganda

The 10th Meeting of the AEWA Standing Committee (StC10) is being held from 8-10 July in Kampala at the kind invitation of the Ugandan Government. It will be the first time that the Standing Committee has met in Africa.

10 July 2015

Cooperation Between World Heritage for the Benefit of Migratory Birds: The Wadden Sea and Banc d’Arguin

Two natural World Heritage Sites - the Wadden Sea shared by Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands - and the Banc d’Arguin in Mauretania are two critically important sites for millions of migratory birds along the Eastern Atlantic Flyway.

08 July 2015

World Heritage Natural Sites Threatened by Illegal Wildlife Trade

Bradnee Chambers, Executive Secretariat of the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) was featured as a panelist during a side event of the 39th Session of the World Heritage Commission currently underway in Bonn, Germany.

02 July 2015

In Memory of Peter Pueschel

it was with deep regret and great sadness that the CMS Secretariat team heard about the sudden death of Peter Pueschel, Director for International Environmental Agreements at the International Fund for Animal Welfare

01 July 2015