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Building Environmental Diplomacy and Negotiation Capacity in GCC

CMS Abu Dhabi participates in a capacity-building workshop on environmental diplomacy and negotiations, and biodiversity-related Multilateral Environmental Agreements for Gulf Cooperation Council countries hosted by Kuwait.

14 June 2022

CMS Office - Abu Dhabi: New staff on board

Spring has visited the CMS office - Abu Dhabi with several staffing changes. In April 2022, the CMS office - Abu Dhabi hired four new staff members to support its Duong MOU and Raptors MOU and conserve these migratory species. Learn more about the background and experience of the Office’s new staff in this article.

29 May 2022

New Review Finds the Consumption of Wild Meat of Aquatic Megafauna Protected Under CMS to be Widespread Throughout the Tropics

Published on 21 March was a review of the literature and overview of the contemporary use of aquatic megafauna (cetaceans, sirenians, chelonians, and crocodylians) in the global tropics and subtropics, for 37 species listed on the Appendices of the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS).

22 March 2022

The Kingdom of Bahrain Accedes to CMS

The Kingdom of Bahrain has acceded to the Convention bringing the number of Parties to 133.  It joins the ever-growing number of contracting Parties from Asia. The Kingdom of Bahrain, whose capital is Manana, is an island country located in the Persian Gulf that comprises an archipelago of natural islands and artificial islands with a total land area of 728 km2 and approximately 3000 km2 of territorial waters. 

28 February 2022

Dugong and Seagrass Toolkit Selected Among Top 25 UAE Government Innovations

The Dugong and Seagrass Toolkit has been selected as one of the 25 most noteworthy innovations in the Government sector of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Centre for Government Innovation. The selection was determined after a rigorous screening and assessment process where several contenders showcased their projects over a period of one year.

08 June 2021

Call for concept notes launched by the CMS Dugong MOU Secretariat

The CMS Dugong MoU Secretariat is excited to announce the launch of a new call for concept notes until 17th May 2021 to support community-led activities that address key threats to dugongs and seagrass. 

29 April 2021

Launch of the Dugong & Seagrass Hub

In recognition of World Seagrass Day 2021, we are thrilled to announce the official launch of the Dugong & Seagrass Hub. The Hub is a communal platform for dugong and seagrass conservationists to collate and share information, resources, best practice and lessons learned working to conserve seagrass ecosystems in dugong range states.

01 March 2021

Project Manager Vacancy: Dugong and Seagrass Conservation Project in Mozambique

Abu Dhabi, 9th December 2020 - The Dugong MOU Secretariat is pleased to share a call for Expressions of Interest in the position of Project Manager for

09 December 2020