CMS

Event: 41st meeting of the CMS Standing Committee [viewed]

The 41st meeting of the CMS Standing Committee is scheduled to convene in November 2013. The Standing Committee of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) was established by Resolution 1.1 of the Conference of the Parties (COP). Its functions are to provide policy and administrative guidance between regular meetings of the COP. It consists of representatives of every global region, of the Depositary and, where applicable, of the country that plans to host the next meeting of the COP.  

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Event: Ninth Meeting of the AEWA Standing Committee [viewed]

The Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) is an intergovernmental treaty dedicated to the conservation of migratory waterbirds and their habitats across Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia, Greenland and the Canadian Archipelago. The ninth meeting of the Standing Committee for AEWA will take place from 18-20 September in Trondheim, Norway, and will be hosted by the Norwegian Directorate for Nature Management. AEWA was developed under the framework of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), which is administered by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).  

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Event: World Migratory Bird Day 2013 [viewed]

Every year on the second weekend in May, dedicated organizations and people around the world plan World Migratory Bird Day events to celebrate migratory birds in their region and to raise awareness about the need for their conservation. This year's World Migratory Bird Day theme is “Networking for migratory birds.” It seeks to highlight the importance of ecological networks and networks between organizations and individuals for the long-term conservation of migratory birds.  

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Guest Article #15: New International Regulations Could Stop Shark Finning [viewed]

In the past, sharks have been better known for their deadly attacks on surfers or as the main delicacy in shark fin soup, but what is now making headlines in the science sections of newspapers around the world is that prolonged over-fishing of sharks has led to the lowest shark populations ever seen. A key international meeting in Thailand may finally put a stop to this.

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Chambers Commences Role as CMS Executive Secretary [viewed]

12 March 2013: The Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) has announced that Bradnee Chambers has officially commenced his role as the new Executive Secretary of CMS. He succeeds Elizabeth Mrema.

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Ecuador, Germany, US Discuss Progress on CMS Sharks MoU [viewed]

8 March 2013: At an event in Bangkok, Thailand, held on the sidelines of the sixteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES CoP 16), representatives from Ecuador, Germany and the US described progress toward protecting sharks and meeting their international obligations under the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) Sharks Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

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UNEP/CMS Raptors MoU to Develop Action Plan for Sooty Falcon [viewed]

11 March 2013: The Coordinating Unit (CU) of the UN Environment Programme/Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (UNEP/CMS) Raptors MoU, in close collaboration with Range States, specialist ornithologists and others, is leading the development of an International Single Species Action Plan (ISSAP) for the Sooty Falcon.

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World Bank GTI Convenes Meeting to Advance Snow Leopard Conservation [viewed]

9 March 2013: Representatives and experts from twelve snow leopard range countries convened in Bangkok on the sidelines of the sixteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES CoP 16) to advance national preparations for the 2013 International Snow Leopard Conservation Forum.

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Saudi Arabia Joins CMS Dugong MoU [viewed]

3 March 2013: The Secretariat of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals announced that Saudi Arabia signed the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation and Management of Dugongs and their Habitats throughout their Range (Dugong MoU).

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CITES-CMS Event on Saiga Antelope Discusses Joint Efforts for Species Conservation [viewed]

CITES/CMS4 March 2013: A joint side-event by the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora (CITES) was held on “The Saiga Antelope: Challenges and Opportunities for Conservation and Sustainable Use.”  

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