Press releases

World Migratory Bird Day 2020 - Birds Connect Our World

World Migratory Bird Day will be celebrated by people across the world on Saturday, 9 May with the theme “Birds Connect Our World”. 
The UN-led campaign aims to raise awareness of migratory birds and the importance of international cooperation to conserve them. It is organized by a collaborative partnership among two UN treaties - the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) and the African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) - and the Colorado-based non-profit organization, Environment for the Americas (EFTA).

07 May 2020

Media Advisory - World Migratory Bird Day 2020

On Saturday, 9 May 2020, people around the world will celebrate World Migratory Bird Day – a global campaign dedicated to raising awareness of migratory birds and the need for international cooperation to conserve them. This year’s theme “Birds Connect Our World” highlights the importance of conserving and restoring the ecological connectivity and integrity of ecosystems that support the natural cycles that are essential for the survival and well-being of migratory birds.

30 April 2020

CMS COP13 Concludes in India With Major New Actions for Migratory Species

The Thirteenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS COP13) concluded today in Gandhinagar, India with the adoption of a number of significant resolutions and decisions to address the conservation needs and threats facing migratory species around the globe.

22 February 2020

Animal Culture Linked to Conservation for the First Time

Animal culture, the learning of non-human species through socially transmitted behaviours, is being linked to conservation action for the first time at CMS COP13. The Convention on the Conservation on Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) has been spearheading efforts to use scientific knowledge on animal culture, to better protect endangered wildlife.

19 February 2020

Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi Recognized as a CMS Migratory Species Champion Plus & Extends its Unique Decade – Long Partnership with Convention on Migratory Species

Environment Agency — Abu Dhabi (EAD) and the Secretariat of the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) have extended their decade -long partnership, protecting Dugongs, African-Eurasian birds of prey and other migratory animals of regional importance. Established in the United Arab Emirates’ capital in 2009, CMS Office — Abu Dhabi is the only regional hub for the Convention outside its headquarters in Bonn, Germany. With the extension of the partnership agreement, CMS Office — Abu Dhabi will continue its UAE operations for another four years.

18 February 2020

Special Issue of UN Stamps Featuring Migratory Species Launched at CMS COP13

A special set of UN stamps featuring endangered migratory species will be issued today at an evening function to coincide with the Thirteenth Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS COP13), taking place in India this week. The stamps are a collaboration between United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA), the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).

17 February 2020

CMS COP13 Opening Press Release : Major UN Meeting on Wildlife to Address Critical Threats to Migratory Species

Thirteenth Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS COP13) to focus on adopting actions to help reverse the decline of migratory species. CMS COP13 will bring together Ministers, high-level officials, CMS partners and other stakeholders from all over the world. It will be attended by several heads of UN treaties that deal with nature, as well as CMS Ambassadors and celebrities. CMS COP13 will add new species for protection and also address emerging issues and threats. 10 new species are expected to be added to CMS, including the Asian Elephant and the Great Indian Bustard – which is the mascot of COP13.

17 February 2020

Convention on Migratory Species Appoints New Wildlife Ambassadors Representing Species that Run, Fly and Swim

Internationally-renowned conservationist Ian Redmond OBE, award-winning explorer and environmentalist Sacha Dench, and Indian actor and equestrian Randeep Hooda will be named today as CMS Ambassadors for Migratory Species until 2023 under the redesigned Ambassadors Programme to be launched at CMS COP13.

16 February 2020

New Migratory Species Champions to be Named on Eve of CMS COP13

Seven new Migratory Species Champions will be named at a special high-level event today just before the opening of the Thirteenth Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS COP13). The award ceremony will take place during a pre-cop event at the Gift Club and will be followed by a reception hosted by the Indian Government.

16 February 2020

Ecological Connectivity to Be Focus of CMS COP13 in India

“Migratory species connect the planet and together we welcome them home” will be the theme of a major UN Wildlife Conference dedicated to migratory species in India early next year. Under this theme, governments, scientists, conservation groups and wildlife experts will convene at the 13th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS COP13) due to take place in Gandhinagar, India, from 15 to 22 February 2020.

05 January 2020