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Side Event on Solutions to Bycatch and Entanglement in Ghost Gear held at FAO COFI33

Rome/Bonn, 20 July 2018 - On 12 July, during the 33rd Session of the FAO Committee on Fisheries (COFI33), held in Rome, management solutions for ghost gear, also known a

20 July 2018

CMS Marine Noise Assessment Guidelines Promoted at the UN in New York

From 18 to 22 June 2018, government representatives and experts gathered at the Headquarters of the United Nations to discuss the issue of anthropogenic underwater noise in the context of the UN consultative process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea (ICP-19). CMS Executive Secretary, Bradnee Chambers, delivered an opening statement and brought the CMS Family Guidelines on Environmental Impact Assessments for Marine Noise-generating Activities to the attention of UN Member States.

26 June 2018

Northern Indian Ocean Marine Turtle Task Force Develops Regional Work Plan

The 2nd meeting of the Northern Indian Ocean Marine Turtle Task Force (NIO-MTTF) established by the CMS IOSEA Marine Turtle MOU took place 29-30 January hosted by the Department of Wildlife Conservation, Sri Lanka in Colombo. Opened by Secretary Douglas Nanayakkara of the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Wildlife, the meeting’s main aim was to reach agreement on concerted regional actions to conserve marine turtles.

30 January 2018

Funding Opportunity: USFWS Marine Turtle Conservation Fund Calls for Proposals by 22 January and 1 April 2018

Individuals and organizations engaged in marine turtle conservation work outside of the United States and its territories again have the opportunity to apply for a grant from the Marine Turtle Conservation Fund (MTCF).

04 January 2018

Western Indian Ocean MTTF Discusses Sea Turtle Research, Conservation and Management

The 7th Meeting of the Task Force took place on 2 November 2017 in Dar es Salaam, as a Special Session of the WIOMSA Scientific Symposium. The morning session was an open session to share information on current sea turtle research, conservation and management initiatives in the WIO region. In the afternoon the 7th Meeting of the Western Indian Ocean Marine Turtle Task Force (WIO MTTF) was held. Members from Comoros, Kenya, France, South Africa and Tanzania, as well as the Secretariat of the IOSEA MOU, attended.

09 November 2017

Marine Species Listing Proposals and Concerted Action Proposals at CMS COP12

The Twelfth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS COP12) will be held in Manila, at the kind invitation of the Government of the Philippines, from 23 to 28 October 2017.

16 October 2017

Draft Resolutions and Decisions on Marine Topics at CMS COP12

The Twelfth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS COP12) will be held in Manila, at the kind invitation of the Gov

13 September 2017

CMS’s Heidi Frisch-Nwakanma Wins Mandy McMath Award

At the recent annual conference of the European Cetacean Society in Middelfart, Denmark, CMS staff member Heidrun Frisch-Nwakanma was honoured by being presented with the Mandy McMath ECS Conservation Award. The ECS Award, named after passionate Welsh conservationist Mandy McMath who passed away in 2012, is given for an outstanding contribution to the field of marine mammal conservation and/or welfare, with particular emphasis on contributions to environmental education and/or to conservation in practice.

09 May 2017

Farewell to Douglas Hykle

Douglas Hykle, erstwhile Deputy Executive Secretary of CMS and more recently Coordinator of the Indian Ocean-South-East Asian Marine Turtle Memorandum of Understanding (IOSEA) has retired after 27 years’ service with UNEP.

31 October 2016

Capacity-building Workshop on Bycatch Held in Oman

A capacity building workshop to support the implementation of the Regional Observer Scheme of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) was organized by the IOTC Secretar

23 October 2015