Published: Legal Assessment of the implementation of CMS and the Gorilla Agreement in Cameroon and Nigeria for the Cross River Gorilla and the Nigerian-Cameroon Chimpanzee

The CMS is pleased to present the legal study "Legal Assessment of the implementation of the Convention on Migratory Species and the Gorilla Agreement in Cameroon and Nigeria" for two listed species, the Cross River Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla diehli) and the Nigerian-Cameroon Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes ellioti). This study was prepared by Legal Atlas and made possible through generous funding from the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, obtained via the Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP).

18 January 2022

Angola Joins Gorilla Agreement

The Republic of Angola has joined the Agreement on the Conservation of Gorillas and Their Habitats, also known as the Gorilla Agreement. Angola is the eighth of ten Range States in which gorillas occur to become a Party to the Agreement, joining the Central African Republic, Congo (Brazzaville), the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Kinshasa), Gabon, Nigeria, Rwanda and Uganda. The accession of Angola to the Gorilla Agreement took effect on 1 January 2021.

13 January 2021

Looking Beyond Tourism to Finance Gorilla Conservation

Bonn, 25 September 2020 - In celebration of World Gorilla Day 2020 (24 September 2020), the Vanishing Treasures Programme published th

25 September 2020

Great Apes May Be Susceptible to COVID-19

Experts have concluded that great apes may also be susceptible to COVID-19. Both the IUCN Wildlife Health Specialist Group and the IUCN Primate Specialist Group emphasize that, while there are no reported cases of great apes having been infected, it is safe to assume that they are susceptible to COVID-19. Previous studies have shown that great apes are susceptible to infection with human respiratory pathogens.  The Gorilla and the Chimpanzee are protected under the Convention on Migratory Species.

21 April 2020

World Gorilla Day 2019

Today is World Gorilla Day! It is the day dedicated to the Gorilla, one of our closest relatives on Earth. World Gorilla Day is an opportunity for everyone to celebrate these amazing animals and to take actions to protect them.

24 September 2019

Gorilla Agreement Meeting Sparks Off New Action and Enhanced Cooperation

The Third Meeting of the Parties of the Gorilla Agreement held from 18 to 20 June 2019 in Entebbe, Uganda highlighted the urgent need to conserve gorillas. Prof. Ephraim Kamuntu, Senior Minister for Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities, Government of Uganda, said: “Conservation of gorillas is a moral, constitutional, cultural and economic imperative.”

28 June 2019

Executive Committee of the Great Apes Survival Partnership Meets in Paris

The GRASP Executive Committee held its annual meeting at UNESCO headquarters in Paris from 2 to 3 May 2019, sponsored and co-chaired by the Government of France. As an Executive Committee member, the CMS Secretariat attended the meeting. The CMS Secretariat, together with the GRASP Secretariat, presented a proposal to strengthen cooperation between the Agreement on the Conservation of Gorillas and Their Habitats (Gorilla Agreement) and GRASP.

29 May 2019

Connectivity Conservation: a Key Element of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

CMS and its Family set the course for developing their contributions to the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework which is expected to provide a "New Deal for Nature" for the entire international community. Two years away from its adoption, the post-2020 framework presents the opportunity to raise the visibility of migratory wildlife and promote its conservation. Last week, the CMS Standing Committee (Bonn, 23-24 October 2018) endorsed the establishment of a Working Group (WG) on the development of CMS Family contributions to the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework.

02 November 2018

Photo Exhibition on Great Apes at Museum Koenig Bonn

Bonn, 27 April 2016 - A photo exhibition featuring great apes will open today at the Zoological Museum Alexander Koenig in Bonn.

27 April 2016

United Against Wildlife Crime

United Against Wildlife Crime - Collaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management (CPW) supports fight against wildlife crime

The Collaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management (CPW) held its third meeting in the margins of the General Assembly of the International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (CIC) in Milan, Italy on 23 and 24 April.

02 May 2014