Tiny transmitter’s big role in saving Spoon-billed Sandpiper

A tiny transmitter on a tiny bird's back is helping conservationists in their bid to save a Critically Endangered species from extinction.

21 November 2016

A data trove to support a hoped-for shark sanctuary in Indonesia

Conservation efforts in the Gili Matra marine preserve are turning this protected area into a safe haven for sharks.

18 November 2016

Nature modernized: Birds and people in China’s Yellow River Delta Reserve

Throughout its history the nature reserve has been a testing ground for competing ideas of economic development, nature and conservation at play across China today.

18 November 2016

Champions of high-altitude flight

Bar-headed geese are popular with British fanciers, but better to think of them here, readying for their lofty migration over the Himalayas.

18 November 2016

The link between birds and coffee

A recent research paper co-relates birds and coffee, stating that coffee plantations in the Western Ghats (along with those of rubber and areca) support 204 bird species.

16 November 2016

Dernier hiver à Bombay pour les flamants roses

Un viaduc qui reliera le centre de la mégapole à un nouvel aéroport va être construit dans la mangrove.
11 November 2016

CMS Signs First Partnership Agreement with Chinese NGO

CMS and the China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF) signed a Partnership Agreement to formalize their cooperation to better protect migratory animals and their habitats. CBCGDF thereby becomes the first formal Chinese NGO partner of CMS.

09 November 2016

CMS Executive Secretary Visits China

CMS Executive Secretary, Bradnee Chambers has just completed a three-day visit of China, where he met ministry officials, participated in a workshop, attended an award ceremony for children’s paintings and visited two conservation areas.

09 November 2016

Meeting in China Agrees Urgent Conservation Measures for the Endangered Yellow-breasted Bunting

An International Workshop on the Yellow-breasted Bunting and Migratory Landbird Conservation took place on the 2-4 November 2016 in the city of Guangzhou, in the province of Guangdong, China. Fifty experts from ten countries met to discuss the species’ conservation status and to agree on the conservation priorities under the framework of an international Action Plan. Over the last 30 years, the Yellow-breasted Bunting has suffered a rapid decline that has led to its uplisting in the IUCN Red List to the category of “Endangered”. The main reason for this decline is the intensive trapping in the wintering grounds, especially in China where this bird is highly appreciated as food.

09 November 2016