Asia

Protect Myanmar's marine resources from being pillaged to point of no return

Aung San Suu Kyi’s new government must safeguard the ocean from illegal fishing that has depleted stocks by 70-90% and is killing endangered sea turtles and dugongs

20 May 2016

CMS and ACBK raise awareness on migratory mammals at the mining forum “Minex Central Asia” in Astana

The 7th mining forum "MINEX Central Asia – 2016" was hosted in the capital of Kazakhstan, Astana on 19-21 April 2016. For the first time the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), represented by Kazakhstan’s largest nature conservation NGO, the Association for the Conservation of the Biodiversity of Kazakhstan (ACBK), participated in a major event organized by the mining industry.

15 May 2016

Bridge threatens Mumbai's flamingos

Mumbai is one of only a few major conurbations in the world to boast urban flamingos. But a new bridge will cut through their habitat and most likely drive them away.

10 May 2016

United Arab Emirates Has Joined CMS!

The CMS Family is very pleased to welcome the United Arab Emirates as the 123rd Party to the Convention, with effect from 1 May 2016.

09 May 2016

2016/012: New Party to the Convention

The Secretariat of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (UNEP/CMS) is pleased to inform you that the United Arab Emirates acceded to the Conventi

09 May 2016

Los últimos delfines rosados de Hong Kong

Llevan más de 400 años en el estuario del río de la Perla

El Mundo

01 May 2016

'Human swan' Sacha Dench to join 4,500-mile migration

A conservationist plans to take flight this autumn alongside thousands of swans as they make a 4,500-mile journey from the Russian arctic to the UK.

26 April 2016

Role of animals in mitigating climate change varies across tropical forests

Large animals play a key role in mitigating climate change in tropical forests across the world by spreading the seeds of large trees that have a high capacity to store carbon, new research shows.

25 April 2016

Man-made Obstacles Cause Mongolian Gazelle Mass Die-off

More than 5,300 Mongolian gazelles died last winter along the Trans-Mongolian Railway in Mongolia. This was announced by a leading scientist of the Institute of Biology, Mongolian Academy of Sciences at the meeting of the Sessional Committee of the Scientific Council of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), which opened on 18 April and concludes today in Bonn, Germany.

21 April 2016

Have tiger numbers really increased?

Most likely not, four tiger experts say. “Increasing” tiger numbers may simply be a result of better tiger monitoring techniques that have enabled better compilation of data, the experts add.

21 April 2016