Terrestrial mammals

Addition of Three Species Proposed by Mongolia to the Appendices of CMS

The CMS Secretariat is pleased to announce the addition of Przewalski’s Horse, Gobi Bear, and Steppe Eagle, all proposed by Mongolia, to the CMS Appendices at COP12. Przewalski’s Horses were last seen in 1969 in the wild near Mongolian border in Trans-Altai Gobi. The population is currently estimated to consist of more than 50 mature individuals free-living in the wild for the past seven years.

12 December 2017

L'agonie d'un ours polaire devient le symbole du réchauffement climatique

Un photographe du National Geographic a publié sur Instagram la vidéo d'un ours polaire agonisant faute de nourriture suffisante, provoquant une vague de réactions sur les réseaux sociaux.

08 December 2017

Deforestation in DRC threatens climate, wildlife

Deforestation in the Democratic Republic of Congo has become a pressing domestic and transnational issue with potentially high environmental costs.

29 November 2017

Trophy hunting removes 'good genes' and raises extinction risk

Hunting animals that stand out from the crowd because of their impressive horns or lustrous manes could lead to extinction, according to a study.

29 November 2017

More than 100 reindeer killed by freight trains in Norwegian 'bloodbath'

Sixty-five animals died on railway track on Saturday while further 41 killed last week during winter migration

27 November 2017

Naturschutz mit der Panzerfaust

Der Job der Ranger im Virunga-Nationalpark gilt als einer der gefährlichsten Berufe Afrikas. 150 Naturschützer haben binnen zehn Jahren ihr Leben gelassen.

27 November 2017

Jane review – wondrous footage lights up Goodall's Tarzan dream

Jane Goodall’s research into chimp behaviour was a great leap forward in scientific research and this documentary does her work full justice

23 November 2017

Chimps found to use arm and mouth expressions to convey distance

A small team of researchers working at the Primate Research Institute at Kyoto University has found evidence that chimps are able to use gestures to convey distance to a person.

15 November 2017

Scientist calls on public to help 'unlock' genes of threatened bat species

A University of Southampton scientist is calling on the public's help in her bid to unlock the genetic secrets of an endangered bat species.

15 November 2017