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Second Meeting of the Energy Task Force

the second meeting of the multi-stakeholder Task Force on Reconciling Selected Energy Sector Developments with Migratory Species Conservation took place at the UN Premises in Bonn from 14 to 15 September under the chairmanship of Jürgen Friedrich of the German Federal Environment Ministry. The meeting took stock of progress in the implementation of the Programme of Work, which was extended in time and scope to take account of the Energy Task Force’s broadening membership and remit as agreed at the first meeting in Cape Town last year.

21 September 2017

Fourth and Final Pre-COP Workshop Held in Brisbane

After La Paz, Addis Ababa and Bonn, the fourth and final pre-COP workshop was held in Brisbane, Australia from 28 to 30 August for representatives of CMS Parties in the Oceania region. Top of the region’s priorities were the marine species proposals, along with other marine issues, the need to link work done under CMS with other obligations relating to other international fora, such as the UN Oceans Conference, the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and other Multilateral Environment Agreements (MEAs).

04 September 2017

Snow Leopard Summit in Kyrgyzstan

Officials from all 12 Range States of the Snow Leopard met in Bishkek last week to discuss the possibility of further strengthening their collaborative efforts to conserve the mountain-dwelling cats. The Snow Leopard faces significant threats in the shape of poaching, targeted killing by herders protecting their livestock, lack of prey, shrinking habitats and climate change.

31 August 2017

Asian pre-COP Workshop Held in Bonn

The third pre-COP12 workshop took place at the UN Campus in Bonn from 15 to 17 August for participants representing Parties in Asia.

21 August 2017

Second CMS pre-COP12: African Region is Gearing up for Manila

Addis Ababa, 11 August 2017 - The CMS COP12 Regional Preparatory Workshop for Africa took place in Addis Abba and was kindly hosted by the Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority

11 August 2017

Italian Government Champion Animal Migration Atlas

On Monday, 24 July the CMS Secretariat welcomed a new Champion under the dedicated programme which encourages continued support for the work under the CMS Family. The Government of Italy pledged €1 million in support of the development of an atlas on bird migration in the African-Eurasian region over the course of three years.

27 July 2017

Workshop in Bolivia Helps Prepare Latin American and Caribbean Region for COP12

The CMS Secretariat, in cooperation with the Ministry of Environment and Water of Bolivia, has concluded a fruitful Regional Preparatory Workshop, which took place from 18 to 20 July in La Paz, Bolivia. The primary objective of the pre-COP workshop for Latin America and the Caribbean was to strengthen capacity and form regional alliances on the most relevant issues of COP12 to National Focal Points (NFPs) from Latin America and the Caribbean.

21 July 2017

2nd Meeting of the CMS Scientific Council Sessional Committee

The Second Meeting of the Sessional Committee of the CMS Scientific Council will be held at the UN Premises in Bonn from 10 to 13 July. The agenda of the meeting will be dominated by consideration of documents in advance of the 12th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties, being held in Manila in October.

14 July 2017

A Single Earth: Migratory Animals Connect the Planet

Migratory animals move across space and time; with their regular and predictable movements, they connect continents, countries, sites and habitats. Connectivity is the keyword of CMS, the only global legal instrument devoted to the conservation of migratory animals. Understanding connectivity allows us to understand what sites and habitats animals need during their migratory journeys and annual cycle.

10 July 2017

Pre-COP Regional Workshops

Bonn, 4 July 2017– the CMS Secretariat is holding a series of regional preparatory workshops in the run-up to COP12.  The first is taking place in La Paz, Bolivia from 18 to 20 Jul

04 July 2017