Terrestrial mammals

CMS Family Attends International Bat Research Conference

The 17th International Bat Research Conference is being held in Durban, South Africa. This conference will provide a platform for scientific exchange between bat researchers. On this occasion, the CMS Family will be represented by EUROBATS. Rodrigo Medellín, the CMS COP-Appointed Councillor for Neotropical Fauna and bat expert will participate as well

01 August 2016

China tried to drive a furry mammal to extinction. Maybe that wasn’t such a good idea

As he gazes out across the rolling grasslands of the Tibetan plateau, where hundreds of his yaks are grazing, 70-year-old Awang Chumpey is less than happy.

22 July 2016

Strengthening Partnerships for Snow Leopard Protection

Bonn, 11 July 2016 – Government representatives and experts met in Berlin on 5 July 2016 to ensure the long-term survival of the snow leopard, one of t

11 July 2016

Cecil the lion's legacy: death brings new hope for his grandcubs

Cecil’s death could spark a global rethink on how to protect lions – ending Africa’s dependence on hunting revenues to sustain wildlife habitats and crucial conservation projects

28 June 2016

New Study: Border Fences an Increasing Threat to Migratory Wildlife

Barriers to movement such as fences are among the main threats to the survival of large mammals in Central Asia. The region, sometimes referred to as “the Serengeti of the North”, is one of the world’s last hot spots for animal migrations

28 June 2016

Rise of border fences hampers wildlife movements

The growth of border fences in Central and Eastern Europe in recent years is a "major threat" to wildlife, according to a new study.

23 June 2016

CMS Secretariat visits Bonn International School

Four representatives from the CMS Secretariat’s Terrestrial Species Unit visited the Bonn International School to give a presentation about CMS and what they do to conserve migrating animals.

22 June 2016

Smithsonian Study reveals Decline of Genetic Diversity in Wild Cheetahs

The planet’s last stronghold of wild cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) is losing genetic diversity at an alarming rate according to a new study from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institut

21 June 2016