Oceania

Support for International Conservation of Sharks and Rays in Oceania is Growing as New Zealand Joins the CMS Sharks MOU

Bonn, 13 July 2015 - New Zealand signed the UNEP/CMS Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Sharks (Sharks MOU) on 6 July 2015. 

13 July 2015

Mehr als 200 Wale gelangen wieder ins Meer

200 der gestrandeten Wale an der Küste Neuseelands sind vorerst gerettet. Nun kämpfen Helfer um das Überleben der verbleibenden 17 Tiere.

12 February 2017

New Zealand whales: Hundreds refloat on high tide at Farewell Spit

More than 200 whales stranded on a remote beach in New Zealand on Saturday have refloated themselves and returned to sea.

BBC

12 February 2017

Can tourism protect the Great Barrier Reef?

A severe bleaching event last year prompted reports of the Great Barrier Reef’s death. But tour operators say much of the reef still thrives, and their boats can help protect it.

07 February 2017

Lost British birdsong discovered in New Zealand birds

Recordings of New Zealand yellowhammer accents enable scientists to hear how their British relatives might have sounded 150 years ago.

12 January 2017

Behind New Zealand’s wild plan to purge all pests

The country is gearing up to get rid of rats, possums, stoats and other invasive predators by 2050. Is it a pipe dream?

11 January 2017

Saving loggerhead turtles: the annual sacrifice to preserve an ancient journey

Each summer for 40 years Nev and Bev McLachlan have camped on a remote Queensland beach to monitor and tag nesting sea turtles. Melissa Davey joins them on their mission

31 December 2016

Biodiversity Conservation vital for the tourism sectors of Fiji and Tonga

The integration of tourism into the biodiversity sector was under the spotlight at the High Level Segment of the CBD COP13 in Cancun, Mexico.

05 December 2016

As Australian shipping grows, how can we avoid collisions with marine animals?

The numbers of growth in recreational boating and cruise shipping risk putting people on a collision course – literally – with whales, turtles and other marine life.

01 December 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