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Draft Resolutions and Decisions on Marine Topics at CMS COP12

The Twelfth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS COP12) will be held in Manila, at the kind invitation of the Gov

13 September 2017

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia joins the international efforts to conserve threatened sharks and rays

Abu Dhabi, 13 March 2017- The CMS Secretariat is pleased to welcome the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia the 42nd Signatory to the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation

13 March 2017

First IUCN Red Listing Assessment of Sharks, Rays and Chimaeras in the Arabian Region

Abu Dhabi, 12 February 2017: The Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi (EAD), in collaboration with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Shark Specialist Group, o
13 February 2017

Sharks MOU Conservation Working Group Kicks off in Bristol

Some of the world’s leading experts in elasmobranchs and fisheries met for a two-day workshop from 31 October to 1 November in Bristol, UK, to identify priority management measures for the conservation of sharks and rays. The Conservation Working Group (CWG), which was established at the 2nd Meeting of the Signatories to the Sharks MOU, has been given the task of providing technical guidance to the Advisory Committee and Signatories.

09 November 2016

CITES COP17 – Implications for CMS

The discussions at the 17th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) which began on 24 September in Johannesburg are of great relevance to CMS. CMS and CITES are the two major species-based global Conventions. CMS and CITES have around 500 species in common. Of the 183 countries that are Party to CITES, 123 are also members of CMS.

23 September 2016

First Regional Capacity-Building Workshop held in the Caribbean

The CMS Secretariat, in co-operation with the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM) and the UNEP Caribbean Environment Programme (CEP), organized the first Caribbean regional accession workshop from 31 August to 2 September 2016 in Bridgetown, Barbados. The workshop catered to countries that are not Parties to CMS, but could benefit from acceding to it.

05 September 2016

New FAO Shark Database goes live

The new FAO online "Shark Measures Database" goes live

09 June 2016