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

Inside the Secret Trade That Threatens Rare Birds

Singapore is a major transit hub for trade in threatened birds, especially African grey parrots.

19 April 2016

Rare Megamouth shark caught in Japan

The aptly-named shark swims with mouth open to catch plankton and other food
17 April 2016

Mongolia to Create New Protected Area for Snow Leopards

Mongolia's Parliament declares Tost a State Protected Area. The mountain range is home to a stable, breeding population of snow leopards

15 April 2016