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Marine mammals

Western African Aquatic Mammal MOU

Various threats, including direct and accidental catch, coastal development, pollution and habitat degradation, have caused West African marine mammal populations to decline rapidly.

18 March 2014

MoU on the Mediterranean Monk Seal

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) concerning Conservation Measures for the Eastern Atlantic Populations of the Mediterranean Monk Seal (Monachus monachus) was concluded under the auspices of CM

12 March 2014

Pew Awards Malaysian Mammal Scientist the 2014 Fellowship in Marine Conservation

Louisa Ponnampalam, one of the Technical Advisors to the CMS Dugong MoU, has been awarded a 2014 Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation to conduct new research on the country’s population of dugongs.

12 March 2014

Pew Awards Scientist Hoyt Peckham the 2014 Fellowship in Marine Conservation

Hoyt Peckham, one of the Technical Advisors to the CMS Dugong MoU, has been awarded a 2014 Pew fellowship in marine conservation to expand on his work on incentivizing sustainable fishing along the coast of Northwest Mexico to other communities in the region and around the world.

12 March 2014

Third minke whale found dead on UK shores

Cause of death unknown for all three whales found this week, the latest of which was found stranded at Sea Palling, Norfolk

26 November 2013