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

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

Stray dugong saved in herculean rescue will be flown to Queensland by RAAF

Crowds cheer as ailing marine animal successfully netted in Merimbula Lake from where it will be airlifted to its Queensland home

21 January 2016

Sick dugong evades rescue as air force on standby

The health of the marine animal, first seen in Merimbula in NSW, is deteriorating after failed attempts to rescue it and airlift it back to Queensland

20 January 2016

Diary of a teenage great white: Shark-tagging data reveals secrets of young predators

HE has clocked up more than 4500km swimming to South Australia, but the adventurous great white shark from Ballina is simply being a typical teen, cruising around, looking for a bite to eat.

28 December 2015

Australian court fines Japanese whaling company $1m for 'intentional' breaches

Kyodo Senpaku has been found guilty in a case brought by Humane Society International – the first verdict of contempt of the environment act.

18 November 2015

Sharks' hunting ability destroyed under climate change

The hunting ability and growth of sharks will be dramatically impacted by increased CO2 levels and warmer oceans expected by the end of the century, a University of Adelaide study has fo

12 November 2015