Asia

Indonesia plans tougher punishments for poachers

Environmentalists are sceptical that plans to quadruple maximum jail terms from five to 20 years will be effective.

08 June 2016

Rescued whale sharks released back into the ocean – in pictures

Two whale sharks destined for an ocean theme park in China were rescued after an 18-month investigation by Wildlife Conservation Society, covered by

06 June 2016

2016/013: New Party to the Convention: Republic of Iraq

The Secretariat of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (UNEP/CMS) is pleased to inform you that the German Federal Foreign Ministry has confirmed receipt of the

01 June 2016

Mumbai moves to protect its flamingos

Mumbai isn't just home to skyscrapers and slums - thanks to its mangrove forests, it also attracts flamingos and rare bird species.

31 May 2016

Did climate change kill over 200,000 Kazakh antelopes?

Scientists say unseasonal rains could have caused the mass deaths of Kazakhstan's endangered saiga antelope

26 May 2016

Trade wiping out Indonesia’s bird species

A new study has revealed that 13 bird species—including Indonesia’s national bird, the Javan Hawk-eagle—found in Sundaic Indonesia are at serious risk of extinction because of excessive over-harves

25 May 2016

UNEA Side Event Highlights Link Between Healthy Vultures and Healthy People

“Healthy vultures, healthy people” is the title of a Green Room Event on vultures convened by BirdLife International on 25 May at 15.00 hrs in the margins of the second session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) taking place from 23 to 27 May in Nairobi. The UNEP Regional Office Africa, CMS, IUCN and several NGOs will participate in the event tohighlight the importance of vulture conservation to the delivery of the three pillars of sustainable development.

24 May 2016

UAE joins Migratory Species convention

Abu Dhabi: The Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, and the Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi (EAD), have committed themselves to advancing their co

24 May 2016

UAE joins Convention on Migratory Species, reaffirms strong commitment to international raptor and dugong conservation

The Convention on Migratory Species, CMS, the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, MOCCAE, and Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi, EAD, have committed themselves to advancin

23 May 2016

United Arab Emirates Joins Convention on Migratory Species - Reaffirms Strong Commitment to International Raptor and Dugong Conservation

The Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) and Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) committed themselves to advancing their cooperation to conserve migratory species of wild animals, by the UAE’s recent accession to CMS as its 123rd member state, and the extension of the long-standing financial and in-kind support of CMS Office - Abu Dhabi by EAD on behalf of the Government of the UAE.

23 May 2016