Capacity-building Workshop on Bycatch Held in Oman

A capacity building workshop to support the implementation of the Regional Observer Scheme of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) was organized by the IOTC Secretar

23 October 2015

Outcomes of the 44th CMS Standing Committee Meeting

Bonn, 21 October 2015 - The 44th Meeting of the CMS Standing Committee (StC) took place on October 14-15, 2015 in Bonn, Germany. It was chaired by Øystein Størkersen of Norway.

21 October 2015

Australia considers legal action as Japan snubs Antarctic whaling ban

Environment minister Greg Hunt says he hopes Japan does not undertake ‘so-called scientific whaling’ in the Southern Ocean this summer.

20 October 2015

Anschwellender See gefährdet Tiere und Infrastruktur

Die Fläche eines Salzsees im Nordwesten des chinesischen Qinghai-Tibet-Plateaus hat sich in den vergangenen Jahren wegen des Klimawandels mindestens verdreifacht.

20 October 2015

One tough bird: vulture's genes help it thrive on rotting flesh

A diet of putrid rotting flesh may not be your cup of tea, but to the cinereous vulture, found across southern Europe and Asia, it is positively

20 October 2015

Prince William urges Chinese to stop buying ivory and rhino horn

Duke of Cambridge uses speech hours before Chinese president Xi Jinping’s UK state visit to campaign against trade in illegal wildlife products.

19 October 2015

Study: Conservation Priorities for Shark and Ray Species included and proposed for inclusion in Annex 1 to the CMS Sharks MOU

The Sharks MOU has defined general objectives for the conservation and management of species and populations listed in Annex 1 of the MOU, which are further detailed in a global Conservation Plan for migratory Sharks (Annex 3 to the MOU).
18 October 2015

Guidelines for Addressing the Impact of Linear Infrastructure on Large Migratory Mammals in Central Asia

Guidelines describing the application of best practices to address the impacts of linear infrastructure
development at the project and national level in order to maintain connectivity for wildlife populations
in the face of growing infrastructure development in Central Asia.
19 October 2015

The bird that's more valuable than ivory

The illegal trade in elephant tusks is well reported, but there's a type of "ivory" that's even more valuable.

12 October 2015

Nations List 12 Vulture Species to Tackle Population Decline in Africa

A further eighteen birds of prey species have been listed at an international meeting of government representatives and experts this week in Trondheim, Norway. Seven of these species under threat are critically endangered according to the IUCN Red List.

09 October 2015