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Historic Chance for Shark and Ray Conservation at Upcoming UN Wildlife Conference

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.

04 November 2014

Record Number of Species Proposed for International Protection at Major Wildlife Conservation Conference

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.

03 November 2014

Asian Countries Agree on Roadmap for the Conservation of Large Mammals

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.

25 September 2014

Network of Sites for Indian Ocean Marine Turtles Launched

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.

12 September 2014

Global Protection Proposed for Sharks, Rays, Sawfish, Polar Bear and Lions

Fate of Iconic Species in the Balance as Key Wildlife Conservation Conference Countdown Commences

11 June 2014

Message by UN Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner on the Occasion of World Environment Day

Every year, on 5 June, millions of people across the planet celebrate World Environment Day- coming together at community, national and regional level to promote positive action on the most-pressin

05 June 2014

World Migratory Bird Day 2014 Spotlights Pioneering Sustainable Tourism Initiative

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.

09 May 2014

New Conservation Boost for Sharks in the Red Sea and Indian Ocean

Efforts to conserve migratory sharks have been strengthened at a workshop on shark conservation supported by the UN.

17 February 2014

International Experts Meet in Edinburgh to Plan the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey

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.

21 January 2014