Birds

SOS espèces en danger : des centaines d'animaux menacés d'extinction en France

Enquête - Agriculture intensive, bétonisation, recours massifs aux pesticides… Jamais les menaces sur la biodiversité «ordinaire» de nos campagnes n'ont été aussi fortes.

25 May 2018

When the RSPB made feathers fly in the hat trade

Tessa Boase writes of the successful campaign against ‘murderous millinery’, while Malcolm Smith recalls the millions of birds slaughtered to provide for the feather-decorated hats obsession in the

24 May 2018

Fears puffins could die out on Farne Islands as numbers plummet

National Trust finds 12% decline since 2013, with the population of one island off Northumberland down 42%

24 May 2018

Symposium Highlights Risk of Pesticides and other Chemicals on Migratory Species

The Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemicals (SETAC) held its 28th meeting in Rome from 13 to 17 May 2018, under the central theme “Responsible and Innovative Research for Environmental Quality”. One of the programme highlights was a special symposium on “Migratory Species at Risk, the Role of Pesticides and other Chemicals”, which took place on 15 May co-organized by CMS and the Wildlife Toxicology Interest Group which operates under SETAC.

24 May 2018

African vultures under the gun as lead ammunition takes a toll

Fragments of lead ammunition in abandoned animal carcasses may be poisoning Africa’s vultures, a new study has found.

22 May 2018

Celebrating our Birds in Bonn on World Migratory Bird Day

To mark World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) 2018, the CMS and AEWA Secretariats co-organized two local WMBD events in Bonn, Germany. The first event was a film screening in the Museum Koenig and the second event was a birdwatching tour in the forests around Bonn. The two events in Bonn, were among the 400 + registered events which took place in 68 countries around the world to celebrate World Migratory Bird Day in May.

18 May 2018

EU-Gericht widerruft Insektizid-Teilverbot

Die Europäische Union muss ein Teilverbot des Insektizids Fipronil wieder aufheben. Das hat der Europäische Gerichtshof entschieden.

17 May 2018

La justice européenne confirme les restrictions d’utilisation de trois néonicotinoïdes

Ces substances neurotoxiques, largement utilisées, s’attaquent au système nerveux des insectes et sont considérées comme très nocives pour les abeilles.

17 May 2018

Prosecutors’ Workshop Strengthens Fight against Illegal Killing of Birds in the Mediterranean

From 9 to 11 May 2018, a workshop for prosecutors and investigators on wildlife crime took place in Valsaín, Segovia, Spain. The workshop was jointly organized by the“Wildlife Crime” Working Group of the European Network of Prosecutors for the Environments (ENPE) and the CMS Secretariat. The workshop brought together prosecutors and investigators responsible for the enforcement against environmental and wildlife crime from 17 countries, mostly from the Mediterranean region, including North Africa and Middle East, as well as legal experts from ENPE.

14 May 2018

Pak committed to zero tolerance of illegal killing, trade of wild birds: Mushahidullah

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) - Federal Minister for Climate Change Senator Mushahidullah said in his message on World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) that it is an annual awareness-raising campaign highlightin

11 May 2018