Africa

Côte d’Ivoire Signs Sharks and Raptors MOUs

At a second special ceremony held yesterday in the margins of the UNFCCC COP23 in Bonn, Minister Anne Désirée Ouloto of Côte d’Ivoire signed the Memoranda of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Sharks and on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia (Raptors MOU). Côte d’Ivoire thus becomes the 48th Signatory to the Sharks MOU and the 59th Signatory to the Raptors MOU.

17 November 2017

2017/019: Nuevos Signatarios par los Memorandos de Entendimiento sobre Aves Rapaces y Tiburones

La Secretaría de la Convención para la Conservación de Especies Migratorias de Animales Silvestres (CMS), en su capacidad como Depositario del Memorando de Entendimiento sobre la Conservación de la

17 November 2017

Chimps found to use arm and mouth expressions to convey distance

A small team of researchers working at the Primate Research Institute at Kyoto University has found evidence that chimps are able to use gestures to convey distance to a person.

15 November 2017

Scientists team up on study to save endangered African penguins

With less than 25,000 breeding pairs in existence today, it is an uphill battle for the African Penguin, which calls South Africa home. The

15 November 2017

Madagascar Signs Sharks MOU

Dr Johanita Benedicte Ndahimananjara, Minister of the Environment, Ecology and Forests of Madagascar signed the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Sharks

15 November 2017

Dozens of new wildlife corridors identified for African mammals

Researchers at the University of California, Davis, have identified 52 potential wildlife corridors linking protected areas across Tanzania

08 November 2017

Chimpanzees shown spontaneously 'taking turns' to solve number puzzle

A new study from Kyoto and Oxford universities and Indianapolis Zoo has shown chimpanzees spontaneously taking turns to complete a number sequencing task.

01 November 2017

Elephant poaching drops in Africa but populations continue to fall

Elephant poaching in Africa has declined for the fifth year in a row, experts have said.

24 October 2017

Elephant poaching declines in East Africa

While the outlook for elephants looks good in Botswana, South Africa and Namibia, in Central Africa, there have been dramatic losses of elephant populations over the last decade, with levels of ill

24 October 2017

El riesgo para las ballenas y los delfines del Mar Rojo una preocupación, se notifica en el nuevo informe

The first-ever comprehensive review of whale and dolphin populations in the Red Sea has raised concerns about threats to these migrant species in a marine region where they were thought to be largely sheltered from the impacts of human activity and climate change. A major new report by the Bonn-based Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) provides the only complete record of cetaceans in the Red Sea, which is crossed by some of the most important shipping lanes in the world.

24 October 2017