Sharks are swimming in troubled waters. In the light of severe declines in many populations of sharks and rays, government officials are considering actions that could help turn the tide for some of the most imperiled of these species.
Thirty-two species, including the Polar Bear, Red-fronted Gazelle, Cuvier’s beaked whale, Hammerhead shark and Reef Manta Ray are being proposed for protection at an international meeting of world governments and experts this week in Quito, Ecuador.
Bishkek, 25 September 2014 – Government and civil society representatives and key experts from 14 Asian countries agreed on a joint initiative to strengthen the conservation of 14 large mammal species that move across Central Asia such as the Saiga antelope, Mongolian gazelle, Snow leopard, Wild Camel and Argali mountain sheep.
Bonn, 12 September 2014 - Representatives and observers from 25 countries have reached agreement on a suite of measures that will strengthen efforts to conserve marine turtles in and around the Indian Ocean.
World Migratory Bird Day 2014 – celebrated in over 70 countries on 10-11 May – focuses on the role sustainable tourism can play in conserving one of the world’s true natural wonders: the spectacular movements of migratory birds along their flyways.
Participants of the 1st Meeting of the Technical Advisory Group of the Raptors MOU. Photo courtesy of Robert Vagg.
Edinburgh, 20 January 2014 - International experts on birds of prey will convene today in Edinburgh, Scotland, to review conservation priorities within the framework of a UN agreement on migratory raptors in Africa and Eurasia. It is the First Meeting of the Technical Advisory Group to the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia (Raptors MOU) and will be held over four days.