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

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

World’s most elusive shark found and tagged for the first time

They are one of the most elusive sharks ever. Lurking in murky tropical rivers, no live adults had ever been seen before.

10 November 2015

Swimming with humpback whales to be trialled at WA's Ningaloo marine park

Trial a bid to increase ecotourism at famous marine park where up to 23,000 people swim with whale sharks each year.

01 November 2015

The Pacific Is About to Get a Massive New Ocean Reserve

The nation of Palau in the western Pacific just protected 80 percent of their ocean.

22 October 2015

Palau approves huge Pacific marine sanctuary

Tiny archipelago seeks to create world’s sixth-largest area to be fully protected from fishing or drilling.

22 October 2015

Outcomes of the 44th CMS Standing Committee Meeting

Bonn, 21 October 2015 - The 44th Meeting of the CMS Standing Committee (StC) took place on October 14-15, 2015 in Bonn, Germany. It was chaired by Øystein Størkersen of Norway.

21 October 2015

Scientist under attack after he kills bird that took decades to find

Case of the moustached kingfisher pits those who think ‘collecting’ can save a species against those who believe we should never kill rare animals.

17 October 2015