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

Tracking 1,000 bats: Study sheds light on critically endangered species

Deep in caves across south-east South Australia and western Victoria, thousands of southern bent-wing bats are sleeping their way through the long, cold winter months.

21 June 2016

Flying for their lives

Every year, millions of shorebirds fly between Australasia and the Arctic. But for many, this will be their last flight

20 June 2016

Un rongeur australien, premier mammifère à disparaître à cause du réchauffement climatique ?

A moins que vous ne fassiez partie du cercle très restreint des scientifiques passionnés ou des éthologues les plus pointus, gageons que vous n’avez jamais entendu parler du Melomys rubicola

16 June 2016

Revealed: first mammal species wiped out by human-induced climate change

Exclusive: scientists find no trace of the Bramble Cay melomys, a small rodent that was the only mammal endemic to Great Barrier Reef

14 June 2016

Flying for your life: The journey begins

Every year, millions of birds make a monumental journey between their breeding grounds in arctic tundra and their wintering grounds in Australasia.

04 June 2016

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