Convention on Migratory Species (UNEP-CMS)

at Platz der Vereinten Nationen 1, Bonn, 53113 Germany

United Nations Environment Programme/ Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals


Convention on Migratory Species (UNEP-CMS)
Platz der Vereinten Nationen 1
Bonn 53113
Germany
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The Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS or the Bonn Convention) aims to conserve terrestrial, marine and avian migratory species throughout their entire range.

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The Convention was signed in 1979 in Bonn and entered into force in 1983. Concluded under the aegis of the United Nations Environment Programme, it is concerned with the conservation of wildlife and habitats on a global scale. Since the Convention's entry into force, its membership has grown steadily and includes now 116 Parties from Africa, Central and South America, Asia, Europe and Oceania.

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Published Convention on Migratory Species (UNEP-CMS) on 2016-01-11 10:31:07 GMT

What can be done to help stop the dolphin/small whale drive hunts that occur every year in Taiji, Japan ???

Published Anita Michelle Lautsch on 2016-01-12 01:52:00 GMT

Arctic-born fisheries minister says #Canada will make good on international agreement on coastal waters #MPA http://bit.ly/1JBJCzK @CBCNews @cbd @BradneeChambers The minister reaffirmed his government's commitment to meeting an ambitious target of setting aside five per cent of Canada's oceans as marine-protected areas by next year and 10 per cent by 2020.

Published Convention on Migratory Species (UNEP-CMS) on 2016-01-11 14:26:52 GMT

450 presas amenazan a un tercio de los peces de río del mundo. El #silurogigante del Mekong está en peligro crítico. http://www.noticiasespanolas.es/index.php/542899/450-presas-amenazan-a-un-tercio-de-los-peces-de-rio-del-mundo-ciencia/ @zebhogan

Published Convention on Migratory Species (UNEP-CMS) on 2016-01-11 10:25:06 GMT

The new edition of #Sandscript is out! Read more about "Disaster in the Desert" poaching of #Addax #SaharaConservationFund http://bit.ly/1S5Ih6O @IUCN #IRSNB Photo by John Newby

Published Convention on Migratory Species (UNEP-CMS) on 2016-01-07 09:56:25 GMT

Elephants and bees: You can watch Lucy's acceptance speech at the UNEP CMS awards here, to learn more about elephants and bees: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hmuNzwQyIbk

Published Convention on Migratory Species (UNEP-CMS) on 2016-01-05 15:22:36 GMT

US adds African lions to endangered species list after Cecil controversy. #Africanlion is a #migratoryspecies that would benefit from listing on @BonnConvention appendices. http://bit.ly/1R0mJs4 @dw_wissenschaft

Published Convention on Migratory Species (UNEP-CMS) on 2015-12-31 11:44:21 GMT

India: Government approves #RaptorsMOU for conservation of #migratorybirds of prey http://bit.ly/1PyVfqq @EconomicTimes @BirdLife_News India will become the 54th signatory to the MOU. Given that the Raptor MoU is also in conformity with the provisions of the existing Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972, wherein the birds have ben accorded protection, India would gain domain knowledge which would be helpful in effectively managing the habitats of these raptors. It would also include concerted trans-boundary efforts for conservation through interaction with other range countries by signing of the MOU with the CMS. Pakistan and Nepal are the other neighbours which are signatories to this MOU.

Published Convention on Migratory Species (UNEP-CMS) on 2015-12-31 08:47:49 GMT

#climatechange threatens #polarbear : Huge storm may raise North Pole temps 50 degrees http://bit.ly/1VprxWZ @Discovery

Published Convention on Migratory Species (UNEP-CMS) on 2015-12-30 13:15:28 GMT

#climatechange in the UK: how sunny winter and wet and windy summer affected British flora and fauna http://bit.ly/1PtL6wV @guardian @stevenmorris20 @nationaltrust : “We’ve seen unprecedented jellyfish invasions.This may be due to overfishing and warming seas, which has led to huge plankton booms and reduced the number of predators.”

Published Convention on Migratory Species (UNEP-CMS) on 2015-12-29 08:22:49 GMT

#marinedebris threatens #migratoryspecies such as cetaceans, sea turtles, seals, seabirds and sharks.

Published Convention on Migratory Species (UNEP-CMS) on 2015-12-28 11:47:35 GMT

Relocation of finless #porpoises in China boosts hopes for species' survival http://bit.ly/1RRCdOi @guardian @j_aldred Conservationists are celebrating after a successful relocation of endangered #finlessporpoise in China marked another milestone in the journey to save the species from extinction. Finless porpoises are listed under #BonnConvention

Published Convention on Migratory Species (UNEP-CMS) on 2015-12-18 09:28:18 GMT

The CMS/ASCOBANS Secretariat wishes all of you great holidays and, for you and the cetaceans we are doing our best to protect, we hope you will glide through 2016 with ease!

Published Convention on Migratory Species (UNEP-CMS) on 2015-12-15 14:00:59 GMT

The outcome of the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris was awesome. The Paris Agreement for the first time brings all nations into a common cause based on their historic, current and future responsibilities. Now we need everyone on board to fill the agreement with life and to accelerate the transition to low carbon and resilience with immediate action on the ground. This also requires the full support of cities, regions, businesses and investors. Please spread the word by joining this Thunderclap! >>http://bit.ly/ParisPledge #COP21 #ParisAgreement.

Published Convention on Migratory Species (UNEP-CMS) on 2015-12-14 14:02:10 GMT

Watch stunning environmental photography #COP21 http://bit.ly/1lAQa7k @guardian @unep @UNFCCC From shrinking glaciers to #extremeweather and urban waste, world’s top photographers present images that capture what is at stake as leaders from over 190 countries seek an international climate agreement in Paris

Published Convention on Migratory Species (UNEP-CMS) on 2015-12-11 15:26:14 GMT

#Angola, Seeking to Rebuild #Elephant Populations, Named as Global Host of World Environment Day 2016 http://bit.ly/1QxRzXm UNEP @BonnConvention works with countries to conserve West African elephant populations.

Published Convention on Migratory Species (UNEP-CMS) on 2015-12-10 13:44:05 GMT

Published Convention on Migratory Species (UNEP-CMS) on 2015-12-09 10:59:37 GMT

Peru to protect world’s largest-known population of #giantmantaray. http://bit.ly/1PLDYdH We hope Peru will sign #SharksMOU #SharksCMS @SharkAdvocates @IUCNShark @LewisPugh #SharksMOS2 in February: Governments are expected to agree on measures to maintain healthy populations of sharks and rays #Time4Sharks

Published Convention on Migratory Species (UNEP-CMS) on 2016-01-08 08:05:49 GMT

#climatechange: What does the Paris agreement #COP21 mean for the world's other 8 million species? http://bit.ly/1Z4VRGI @guardian Scientists have identified thousands of species that have already been hit by global warming or will likely be in the near-future. According to @BirdLife a quarter of the world’s most-researched birds have already been negatively impacted by climate impacts.

Published Convention on Migratory Species (UNEP-CMS) on 2016-01-06 11:37:58 GMT

Conservationists betting on bees to ease clash of humans and #elephants http://bit.ly/1VyZYe3 ‘Bee fence’ idea developed by #UNEP_CMS Thesis Award winner #Lucy_King has been buzzing since hives were deployed in Kenya and Botswana to reduce conflict – and now groups look to roll it out in Tanzania @ste_kenya @guardian @olliemilman

Published Convention on Migratory Species (UNEP-CMS) on 2016-01-04 08:58:42 GMT

Published Convention on Migratory Species (UNEP-CMS) on 2015-12-18 15:28:35 GMT

#marinedebris : Huge #humpbackwhale is freed from rope by Norwegian coastguard. Watch the video! http://bit.ly/1Orz2HC @guardian #BonnConvention and #ASCOBANS advise what you can do to prevent #marinelitter http://bit.ly/1OrznKk Photo by UNEP / Grid Arendal

Published Convention on Migratory Species (UNEP-CMS) on 2015-12-14 16:06:56 GMT

Un premier pas dans la bonne direction a été franchi!

Published Convention on Migratory Species (UNEP-CMS) on 2015-12-14 10:05:53 GMT

Published Convention on Migratory Species (UNEP-CMS) on 2015-12-11 08:18:16 GMT

Conservation des #oiseauxmigrateurs : Le colonel Abdoulaye Ndiaye, premier lauréat africain du prix #AEWA #aewamop6 http://bit.ly/1IWA78t @unep_aewa @WetlandsInt @UNEP Le prestigieux prix de l’Accord sur la conservation des oiseaux d’eau migrateurs d’Afrique–Eurasie (Aewa 2015) a été décerné, à Bonn, en Allemagne, au colonel Abdoulaye Ndiaye. L’heureux récipiendaire, conservateur des parcs nationaux, ancien cadre à #WetlandsInternational, est le premier Africain à recevoir une telle distinction à quelques mois de la tenue, au Sénégal, du congrès panafricain sur l’ornithologie.