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

Les pêcheries néo-zéalandaises condamnent le dauphin de Maui

Il ne reste plus qu'une soixantaine de dauphins de Maui aujourd'hui, contre 2000 en 1970. Si rien n'est fait d'ici cinq ans, il sera trop tard pour les sauver.

17 March 2017

Un río neozelandés, el primero reconocido como "persona jurídica"

El Parlamento de Nueva Zelanda ha otorgado al río Whanganui, venerado por los maoríes de la Isla Norte, el estatus de "persona jurídica" con una ley pionera en el mundo.

16 March 2017

Saving Sea Cows Helps Ensure Human Food Security

Abu Dhabi, 16 March 2017 – Twenty-three countries agreed to enhance efforts to help local communities to better protect dugongs, also known as sea cows, and their seagrass habitats. The endangered species, which is primarily threatened by entanglement in fishing gear, collision with boats and habitat loss, occurs across the East coast of Africa, South-East Asia, Pacific Islands and Australia. Government officials, and the world’s leading dugong and seagrass experts, met this week in Abu Dhabi to discuss solutions to stop the rapid decline of dugongs and the seagrass meadows where they live.

16 March 2017

Stopping global warming is only way to save Great Barrier Reef, scientists warn

Improvements to water quality or fishing controls don’t prevent underwater heatwaves damaging coral, studies of mass bleaching events reveal.

15 March 2017

Loss of Seagrass Meadows Threatens their Dugong Denizens

Dr. Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudiis, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, and Dr. Bradnee Chambers, Executive Secretary of CMS, collaborated on an Op-Ed highlighting the need for seagrass conservation and its impact on marine life around the globe.

13 March 2017

Why the world needs zoos

The ongoing extinction crises shows that zoos are needed - even for common species.

The Guardian

08 March 2017

Plastic pollution toll on wildlife expected to rise to 95 per cent, G20 to hear

More than half the world's turtles and two-thirds of some bird species along Australia's east coast are being found to have ingested plastics as the toll from pollution mounts, a leading CSIRO rese

06 March 2017

Sharks guardians of biodiversity: WA study

Over-hunting sharks is detrimental for fish at every level of the food chain, West Australian scientists have found.

24 February 2017