Marine mammals

Ausstellung „Die letzten 300“ eröffnet im Meeresmuseum Stralsund

Umweltverbände werben für besseren Schutz des Ostseeschweinswals

Stralsund – Ab dem 15. Januar zeigen NABU, WDC, OceanCare und das Kleinwalschutzabkommen ASCOBANS die künstlerischen Beiträge zum Kreativwettbewerb „Die letzten 300“ im Deutschen Meeresmuseum Stralsund. Mit der Ausstellung machen die Organisatoren auf die kritische Lage des Ostseeschweinswals aufmerksam. Nur noch wenige Hundert Tiere des einzigen in Deutschland heimischen Wals leben in der zentralen Ostsee. Bundesumweltministerin Barbara Hendricks ist Schirmherrin der Ausstellung.

14 January 2015

In Memoriam: Dr. Kanjana Adulyanukosol

It is with immense regret that the Secretariat of the CMS Dugong MoU shares the news that we lost Dr. Kanjana Adulyanukosol, affectionately known as ‘Dr. Kanjana’, after a long struggle with cancer on 10 January 2015.

11 January 2015

Great Lakes struggling with invisible threat of plastic microfibre pollution

Tiny synthetic fibres from clothes, cleaning cloths and consumer products are getting stuck inside fish in ways that other microplastics are not

09 January 2015

Polar bear populations are slowly shifting northward

"Gene flow occurs over generations, and would not be detectable by using data from satellite-collars," said Lily Peacock

08 January 2015

SAMBAH Project Releases Population Estimate and Identifies Breeding Area of Baltic Harbour Porpoises

Kolmården/Bonn – For many years, lack of data on the distribution and abundance of the unique harbour porpoise population in the Baltic Sea has been one of the key obstacles to taking targeted action for their protection. Now, thanks to the EU Life+-funded SAMBAH (Static Acoustic Monitoring of the Baltic Sea Harbour Porpoise) project, for the first time these key questions have received reliable answers.

15 December 2014

Why whale poo matters

Not only does nutrient-rich whale poo help reverse the effects of climate change – it’s a remarkable example that nothing in the natural world occurs in isolation

12 December 2014

Bangladesh oil spill 'threatens rare dolphins'

Bangladesh officials warn that an oil spill from a crashed tanker is threatening endangered dolphins and other wildlife in the massive Sundarbans mangrove region, branding the leak an ecological ‘c

11 December 2014

Svalbard's polar bears and the effects of climate change – in pictures

Rising temperatures and increasing ice melt are transforming the island’s of Svalbard in Norway’s high arctic.

09 December 2014

Isolated for 70,000 years, Arabian Sea humpbacks genetically distinct

"The Arabian Sea humpback whales are the world’s most isolated population of this species and definitely the most endangered," explained Howard Rosenbaum.

04 December 2014