Terrestrial mammals

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

Tracking 1,000 bats: Study sheds light on critically endangered species

Deep in caves across south-east South Australia and western Victoria, thousands of southern bent-wing bats are sleeping their way through the long, cold winter months.

21 June 2016

Saiga Population Grows After Mysterious Epidemic

It was a silent spring for saiga antelopes last year.  Within a few weeks in May in Kazakhstan, a mysterious illne

20 June 2016

Mass elephant relocation could save populations in parts of Africa

Experts in Malawi will move 500 elephants 185 miles across the country to a sanctuary that will act as a ‘reservoir’

20 June 2016