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

Rare whale found on Australian beach believed to be evolutionary throwback

South Australian Museum researchers confounded by mysterious teeth previously unseen in beaked whales

15 May 2016

Wildlife officers search for rare whale stranded on Victorian beach

Severe weather and dangerous swells hamper search for 2.5m pygmy or dwarf sperm whale found at Logans Beach

10 May 2016

Australia quietly adds 49 species to threatened and endangered lists

Brush-tailed bettong, three-toed snake-tooth skink, swift parrot and types of orchid and albatross listed

07 May 2016

2016/011: Dates of CMS COP12

The UNEP/CMS Secretariat is pleased to announce the dates of the 12th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP12).

04 May 2016

Mammal on Victorian beach thought to be rare dwarf sperm whale

The 2.42-metre whale washed up on Lake Tyers beach and authorities suspect it could be rare species spotted only 17 times since records began in Australia

03 May 2016

Bedrohte Marathonflieger: 11.500 Kilometer nonstop übers Meer

Pfuhlschnepfen sind mit Zehntausenden Kilometern Flugstrecke die Weltmeister unter den Zugvögeln. Aber ihre lebenswichtigen Rastplätze in China sind in Gefahr

03 May 2016

Eradicating Invasive Mammals Helps Native Islands Species Thrive

A fast-flying, black-and-white seabird was considered extinct for 150 years until it was spotted soaring above the waters over New Zealand’s Little Barrier Island in 2003.

22 March 2016

ACAP Welcomes its New Executive Secretary

A new Executive Secretary has been appointed for the Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP), which was concluded under the auspices of CMS.

15 February 2016

Trouble in paradise: Lord Howe Island divided over plan to exterminate rats

Rodents are threatening the unique natural environment of Australia’s sparsely populated Lord Howe Island.

08 February 2016