Marine mammals

Kleine Wale, kleine Schritte

Das UN-Abkommen zum Schutz der Kleinwale wird 25 Jahre alt. Im Langen Eugen in Bonn arbeitet Heidrun Frisch-Nwakanma am Erhalt der Meeressäuger-Bestände

17 March 2017

Saving Sea Cows Helps Ensure Human Food Security

Abu Dhabi, 16 March 2017 – Twenty-three countries agreed to enhance efforts to help local communities to better protect dugongs, also known as sea cows, and their seagrass habitats. The endangered species, which is primarily threatened by entanglement in fishing gear, collision with boats and habitat loss, occurs across the East coast of Africa, South-East Asia, Pacific Islands and Australia. Government officials, and the world’s leading dugong and seagrass experts, met this week in Abu Dhabi to discuss solutions to stop the rapid decline of dugongs and the seagrass meadows where they live.

16 March 2017

Millions of single-use plastic soft drink bottles sold every year, report shows

A survey of five of the six biggest soft drinks firms found just 7% of throwaway plastic bottles are made from recycled materials.

15 March 2017

UAE’s ‘Dugong diplomacy’ helps improve fish stocks in 40 nations

“Dugong diplomacy,” an international effort strongly supported by the UAE to conserve the iconic marine animal, is expected to improve fish stocks in 40 nations across the globe.

13 March 2017

Twenty-three countries unite in Abu Dhabi to conserve the dugong

ABU DHABI - Delegates from 23 of the 40 countries that the dugong calls home have gathered in the capital to find better ways to protect the illusive sea animal.

13 March 2017

Nations Meet to Save Dugongs and their Seagrass Habitats

Abu Dhabi, 13 March 2017 – Delegates from twenty-three countries, along with the world’s leading dugong and seagrass experts, gather today under the auspices of the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) for the opening of the Third Meeting of Signatories (MOS3) to Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation and Management of Dugongs and their Habitats (Dugong MOU).

13 March 2017

Opinion: Loss of Seagrass Meadows Threatens their Dugong Denizens

Dr. Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudiis, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, and Dr. Bradnee Chambers, Executive Secretary of CMS, collaborated on an Op-Ed highlighting the need for seagrass conservation and its impact on marine life around the globe.

13 March 2017

25 Years ASCOBANS: The Secretariat’s History

The ASCOBANS Secretariat acts as the coordinating body of the Agreement. It evolved from humble beginnings in Cambridge, UK, has moved location a number of times and is today located in Bonn, Germany.

10 March 2017

El primer vídeo submarino del zifio de True, el cetáceo más esquivo

Es uno de los mamíferos más desconocidos del mundo y sólo ha sido avistado con vida en contadas ocasiones.

09 March 2017

Whales do not catch colds, but they do get snotty blowholes

Their nostrils can be wide enough for a person to stick their head in, so their sneezes should be truly spectacular.

08 March 2017