Marine mammals

First evidence that seals can consume microplastics via their prey

Microplastics can transfer up the food chain from fish to top predators, such as seals, reveals new research by Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML), University of Exeter and the Cornish Seal Sanctuary

22 February 2018

Debt for dolphins: Seychelles creates huge marine parks in world-first finance scheme

An innovative exchange of sovereign debt for marine conservation, backed by the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, could pave the way to saving large swaths of the world’s oceans

22 February 2018

Canada to introduce mandatory reporting of whale interactions this year

DFO is also considering temporary closures for fishing grounds where significant numbers of whales are present

19 February 2018

Five dugongs wash up on Saadiyat beach in 'harsh blow' for the species

The mammals probably died after getting entangled in Illegal fishing nets known as hiyali, Environment Agency Abu Dhabi believes

17 February 2018

Increased efforts to save rare harbour porpoise

Mexico plans to protect the harbour porpoise - an endemic Mexican species in danger of extinction

15 February 2018

Mueren 21 delfines que se quedaron varados en una playa mexicana

Otros 33 animales encontrados en la Bahía de La Paz, en Baja California Sur, fueron salvados y devueltos al mar

14 February 2018

CMS Executive Secretary Attends Polar Bear Range States’ Meeting

CMS Executive Secretary, Bradnee Chambers has been attending the biennial meeting of the Polar Bear Ranges States, which was held on this occasion in Fairbanks, Alaska, USA. The Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) was added to Appendix II of CMS at the 11th Conference of the Parties in Quito in 2014. Appendix II listing means that Range States are encouraged to conclude agreements for the benefit of the species involved; the Polar Bear Agreement meets the criteria laid out in Article V of the Convention.

09 February 2018

La fonte de la banquise arctique fragilise l'ours blanc

Le phénomène force les plantigrades à dépenser trop d'énergie pour s'alimenter.

09 February 2018

Hier jagt der Bär

Was sieht ein Eisbär, wenn er mit einem Artgenossen kämpft? Oder eine Robbe fängt?

03 February 2018