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

Ecotourism to boost PH position as Asia’s freediving capital

Ecotourism and ocean preservation would be the centerpiece of the Department of Tourism in bolstering the country’s position as a freediving capital in the region.

14 August 2017

Yoda bat gets happy: New species officially recognized

An unusual breed of fruit bat -- previously nicknamed 'Yoda' due to its resemblance to the Star Wars Jedi Master -- has now officially been registered as a new species and renamed the happy (Hamama

10 August 2017

PH calls fpr protection of 5 endangered wildlife species

The Philippines has proposed the urgent protection of five migratory wildlife species, including the whale shark, locally called “butanding,” under a global treaty that addresses various threats to

09 August 2017

Philippines to host international wildlife conference

'This is the first time that the Philippines will host a meeting this huge.

08 August 2017

Stiffer penalties, higher fines to deter environmental crimes

An official of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) last Sunday lauded the committee on natural resources of the House of Representatives for approving the consolidated bill t

06 August 2017

A sparkling encounter: swimming with dwarf minke whales

She went with low expectations and a healthy dose of scepticism, but diving with dwarf minke whales in Queensland surprised and delighted

30 July 2017

Coral reefs are healthier if more sharks are present, research finds

Sharks play a key role in regulating the health of a coral reef by eliminating predators that prey on the small fish that keep the coral healthy, according to an Australian study released Monday.

24 July 2017

Pre-COP Regional Workshops

Bonn, 4 July 2017– the CMS Secretariat is holding a series of regional preparatory workshops in the run-up to COP12.  The first is taking place in La Paz, Bolivia from 18 to 20 Jul

04 July 2017

Tasmania trials artificial shy albatross nests to help seabird fight extinction

Conservationists say threatened seabird is vulnerable to the environmental effects of rising air temperatures and warming oceans caused by climate change

29 June 2017