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Opinion: Canada is Nature – Nature is Canada: Celebrating World Environment Day

There is nothing more Canadian than nature. It pulses through our veins and it has been part of our identity since the founding of Canada 150 years ago.

05 June 2017

Opinion: Harmonize Renewables with Migratory Species Conservation

Excerpts from the keynote address of Dr. Bradnee Chambers at the side event on 17 May in the margins of the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn.

01 June 2017

Opinion: 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

Opinion: Spectre of Extinction Haunts the Ghost of the Mountains

Its silvery coat, spectral appearance and elusive nature have earned the Snow Leopard the pseudonym “the Ghost of the Mountains”. Its numbers are precariously low but concerted international efforts are under way to prevent the species’ extinction.

18 October 2016

Opinion: Involving Communities in the Fight against Wildlife Crime

Conservationists are not crying wolf – there really is a global wildlife crisis – and many animals will disappear from their natural habitats within our lifetimes.

24 August 2016

Opinion: If Wildlife Crime Makes you Wild – Get Wild for Life

For World Environment Day 2016, CMS Executive Secretary Bradnee Chambers highlights the effects of illegal wildlife trade on some of the world's most endangered animals and the implications for people.

03 June 2016

Opinion: The Fates of Vultures and Elephants Go Hand in Hand

World Wildlife Day, being celebrated on March 3 for the third time – this year under the slogan ‘The Future of Wildlife is in our hands’ – is focusing on the plight of African and Asian elephants, which are being slaughtered in their thousands for their tusks to supply the ivory trade. But other species, such as vultures, are also in serious decline because of human actions

02 March 2016

Opinion: Solidarity With Sharks

It has long been said that we know more about the Moon than we do about the oceans. After all, 12 people have walked on the surface of the Moon, but only three have been to the deepest part of the sea...
By Bradnee Chambers, the Executive Secretary of the UNEP Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (UNEP/CMS).

12 February 2016

Opinion: Working Together for Migratory Birds and People Across Africa and Eurasia

One lesson that has been well and truly learned in nature conservation is that for policies to be really effective countries have to collaborate to address common problems.

10 November 2015

Opinion: Europe's Wadden Sea seals on the 'up'

28 October 2015 - Seals in the Wadden Sea area of the North Sea were once in danger of dying out. Now they are thriving.

28 October 2015