CMS Office - Abu Dhabi : A Decade of Achievements

We Need Vultures and They Need Us: Urgent International Action to Save Vultures 

18 December 2019

The Sarimazi Raptor Count: Monitoring Egyptian Vulture Migration

Sarimazi (Turkey), October 2019 - The Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus), a globally endangered scavenger, is distributed across South
07 November 2019

Switzerland Submits National Guidelines to Conserve Migratory Raptors

Abu Dhabi, 3 September 2019 – The Coordinating Unit of the Raptors MOU wishes to extend its sincere ‘congratulations’ to the Federal Office for the E
03 September 2019

International Vulture Awareness Day (IVAD) on 7 September 2019

Abu Dhabi, 5 September 2019 - The IUCN Red List status of African-Eurasian vultures has seen drastic changes for the worse in recent years.

02 September 2019

CMS Raptors MOU Welcomes Jordan as 60th Signatory State

Jordan has today signed the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia (Raptors MOU), at a national raptor conservation and hunting event held in its capital city Amman, Jordan.

03 December 2018

Where Are They Now? CMS Intern Alumni Sana Sandra Karbal

Below is a profile from one of our previous interns where you can find out why they chose to intern at CMS Office – Abu Dhabi, where they are now and the advice they would give to those considering applying for a similar internship.

26 November 2018

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

Sooty Falcon Film Screening to Celebrate WMBD 2018

An award-winning documentary entitled The Migrant - Sooty Falcons in Oman was screened last evening at the Manarat Al Saadiyat cultural centre in Abu Dhabi to mark World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) 2018. Produced by an Omani-German team, the film documents efforts to study and conserve this long-range migratory bird.

10 October 2018

New Study: Half the World’s Raptor Populations Are in Decline

A multi-authored scientific paper on the state of the world’s birds of prey and owls was published last week in Biological Conservation and is now freely available online. According to the research, 18% percent of raptors are threatened with extinction and 52% of raptors have declining global populations.

11 September 2018

Vulture Conservation Highlights on IVAD

Vultures are a vital component of the environments they inhabit. These avian scavengers clean up carcasses and organic waste in the environment, providing critically important ecosystem services. Unfortunately, over the years vulture populations have drastically declined and some of the species face extinction. The population declines have mainly occurred due to direct and indirect poisoning, persecution, electrocution and collision, and reduced food availability. International Vulture Awareness Day (IVAD) offers an opportunity to spread awareness on the need to conserve vultures and to highlight vulture conservation initiatives such as those led or supported by the CMS Raptors MOU.

02 September 2018