of the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) and the Agreement
on the Conservation of Small Cetaceans of the Baltic and
North Seas (ASCOBANS) presented the Convention's work to
students of the high school Gesamtschule Bonn-Beuel to celebrate
World Environment Day.
Emerging threats such as climate change and desertification
were among the issues that captured the attention of students
and teachers alike. They learnt about the precarious conservation
status of the Harbour Porpoise that occurs in the domestic
waters of the Baltic and North Seas. Students understood
the human face to environmental issues and the role they
can play in becoming active agents of sustainable development
to help conserve migratory animals and their habitats.
ASCOBANS Executive Secretary Rüdiger Strempel informed
on the upcoming Year of the Dolphin and invited students
to participate in the numerous activities. CMS, ASCOBANS
and the responsible teacher Ms. Sabine Holtgrewe, agreed
to initiate project work among the students to enhance their
knowledge and awareness of migratory animals.
Prior to World Environment Day interviews with staff members
of CMS and Agreements were recorded and broadcasted by Deutsche