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

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

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

Watching over our wildlife - from above

A clever tracking innovation, combining the use of drones with radio tags and dubbed DroneCounts, has scooped a major conservation award.

08 November 2016

22 years and counting – the two whale sharks calling Ningaloo home

They’re believed to be the longest studied wild sharks in the world, providing critical insight into the mysterious endangered species.

12 October 2016

Drones monitor 'dramatic' weight loss of southern right whales during calving season

The changing size of mother whales is being tracked after the southern white whale came back from the brink of extinction.

11 October 2016

Verhaltensforschung: Warum Vögel mit Eiern reden

Zum Ende der Nistzeit zwitschern Vögel ihren Eiern zu. Offenbar berichten Eltern ihrem Nachwuchs vom Wetter - die Küken profitieren.

19 August 2016