Breeding Success for the Saker Falcon in Bulgaria

Some inspiring news has originated from Bulgaria where new data has shown that a pair of captive-bred Saker Falcons released into the wild have been breeding. The Green Balkans Wildlife Rehabilitation and Breeding Centre, based in central Bulgaria, has been addressing the long-term decline in Saker Falcon populations with a breeding and reintroduction programme.

01 August 2021

Ambassador for Migratory Species Sacha Dench Embarks on Flight around Britain to Raise Climate Awareness

Ambassador for the UN’s Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), Sacha Dench has taken off on the Round Britain Climate Challenge – a groundbreaking expedition to circumnavigate mainland Britain in an electric paramotor. Sacha Dench is making the 3,000-mile journey to mark the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) taking place in Glasgow later this year. Launched from Glasgow, Scotland, the expedition will see Sacha flying anti-clockwise around the coast of Britain for 6 weeks.

22 June 2021

Granting a Safe Passage for Migratory Birds in Lebanon

After more than four decades of illegal killing of migratory birds in Lebanon, an effective enforcement scheme is safeguarding numerous globally-protected species at two key sites along their migration. Lebanon lies on the west side of the African Eurasian Flyway (Red Sea – Rift Valley Flyway) which is considered one of the most important flyways in the world for bird migration. As a signatory to the CMS Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia (Raptors MOU), Lebanon has a shared responsibility towards protecting migratory birds during their spring and autumn migration.

26 May 2021

In Memoriam: Nick P. Williams 1959–2021

Bonn, 21 April 2021 – The CMS Secretariat is deeply saddened to announce that Nick P.

22 April 2021

From Prey to Protected Species: How the Tide Turned for the Amur Falcon

In October each year, communities in the mountainous parts of Northeast India, gather in anticipation of the arrival of a small grey bird, the Amur Falcon, which annually migrates over 30,000 km.

08 November 2020

Celebrate International Vulture Awareness Day - 5 September 2020

Help celebrate International Vulture Awareness Day (IVAD) on 5 September 2020 as a way to show our appreciation for vultures and the ecosystem services they provide.

03 September 2020

CMS Raptors MOU Welcomes Ethiopia as a Signatory

Gandhinagar, 19 February 2020 - Ethiopia has today signed the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) Memorandum o
19 February 2020

Vulture MsAP Strategic Implementation Plan Launched

Gandhinagar, 18 February 2020 - The Coordinating Unit of the Raptors MOU is pleased to announce the publ
18 February 2020

Sacha Dench Appointed as CMS Ambassador at COP13

Gandhinagar, 17 February 2020 - The Coordinating Unit of the Raptors MOU is delighted to announce that

17 February 2020