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#5984

World Migratory Bird Day 2020

10 October 2020, Bonn, Germany

Meeting
#5971

World Bee Day 2020

20 May 2020, New York, United States of America

Meeting
#5970

World Migratory Bird Day 2020

9 May 2020, Bonn, Germany

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#124522
2020-03-04

Repurposed Oyster Farm Bags Offer New Real Estate for Migratory Birds

Standing atop a 16-foot-high seawall on South Korea’s western coast, Chris Purnell and his colleagues slide mesh bags stuffed with empty oyster shells down onto the sandy mudflats of the Geum Estuary. They then clip the heavy bags to ropes and drag them into the gently lapping waters that run in ...

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#124323
2020-02-24

Delegates adopt Gandhinagar Declaration, tackle global threats to migratory species

The Thirteenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS COP13) ended in Gandhinagar, India at the weekend, with the adoption of a number of significant resolutions and decisions to address the conservation needs as w ...

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#124332
2020-02-24

Ten new migratory species protected under global wildlife agreement

Asian elephants, jaguars and great Indian bustards were among 10 new species added to a global wildlife agreement on Saturday.The Thirteenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS COP13) concluded in Gandhinagar, I ...

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#124284
2020-02-21

Trying to bring as many countries to CMS as I can: Executive Secretary

Amy Fraenkel, Executive Secretary, Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), spoke to Down to Earth on the functioning of the convention at the sidelines of the ongoing 13th Conference of Parties (CoP) in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. Edited excerpts:

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#124265
2020-02-20

Understand Animal Behaviour to Aid Conservation: Novel Proposal at CMS COP13

For the first time, animal culture - the learning of non-human species through socially transmitted behaviour - is being linked to conservation action, biologists said on Wednesday.The Convention on the Conservation on Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) has been spearheading efforts to use ...

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#124266
2020-02-20

Conservation: New protections for jaguar and Asian elephant

New measures to protect the jaguar have been agreed at a wildlife summit held in India. Six countries put forward plans to strengthen protection for the spotted big cat as it roams across the borders of different countries.The species has lost about 40% of its habitat over the last 100 years.

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#124245
2020-02-19

Can the Bengal Florican Make Its Case at the Convention for Migratory Species?

Starting late last week on the 15th of February, government officials, scientists and conservationists from 130 countries gathered at Gandhinagar, Gujarat for the 13th Conference of Parties (CoP) for the Convention for Migratory Species (CMS).

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#124224
2020-02-18

Protecting migratory species in a rapidly changing world

Many animals – including birds, fish and mammals – migrate along set routes in search of food or breeding grounds. How best to protect them in a rapidly changing world is the focus of a major UN wildlife meeting which opened in Gandhinagar, India, on Monday.

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#124225
2020-02-18

Can the Bengal florican make its case at the Convention for Migratory Species CoP?

Starting late last week on the 15th of February, government officials, scientists and conservationists from 130 countries gathered at Gandhinagar, Gujarat for the 13th Conference of Parties (CoP) for the Convention for Migratory Species (CMS).

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#124183
2020-02-17

People's participation necessary for conservation, stricter rules don't save planet: Prakash Javadekar

Addressing the opening ceremony of the 13th Conference of Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS COP 13), Javadekar said unrealistic conditions cannot be imposed to conserve nature.

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#124191
2020-02-17

2020 a super year for Environment, super year of Biodiversity and will be a deciding year for the course of action for the decade: Union Environment Minister

India marks the beginning of super year of Biodiversity with the hosting of the 13th Conference of Parties (COP) of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), an environmental treaty under the aegis of United Nations Environment Programme, from 17th to 22nd Fe ...

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#124192
2020-02-17

UN issues stamps celebrating CITES-listed migratory species

The 27th edition of UN Endangered Species Stamps series was launched today. For this series the United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) and CITES Secretariat engaged with the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) to feature 12 stamps showcasing CITES-liste ...

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#124193
2020-02-17

Major UN meeting on wildlife to address critical threats to migratory species

The Thirteenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS COP13) opened in Gandhinagar, India today.

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#124161
2020-02-13

Africa: Big International Gathering Will Home in On Migratory Species

From whale sharks to Monarch butterflies, many animals are hardwired to migrate along set routes in search of food or a breeding area--and in some cases they've been doing this for tens of millions of years. The Arctic tern migrates the longest distances of any animal, flying over 25,000 km each ...

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#123668
2020-01-13

First come, first bred

Arriving early in the breeding area is crucial for successful reproduction in non-migratory birds find research published in Journal of Animal Ecology.

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#123250
2019-12-04

Migratory birds shrinking as climate warms, new analysis of four-decade record shows

North American migratory birds have been getting smaller over the past four decades, and their wings have gotten a bit longer. Both changes appear to be responses to a warming climate.

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#123073
2019-11-20

Ecological connectivity to be focus of UN meet on wildlife

New Delhi, Nov 19 : The theme of a major UN wildlife conference dedicated to migratory species in India early next year will be 'Migratory species connect the planet and together we welcome them home', it was announced in Bonn on Tuesday.

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#122689
2019-10-21

Migratory birds arriving earlier, but they're not keeping pace with flowering, leaf-out

An Aroostook County man's nature-based journal notes written in the mid-1900s are shedding light on ecological effects of climate change in understudied northern Maine.

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#122438
2019-09-30

Protection of migratory species key to thriving regl ecosystems

The Asean Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) highlighted the importance of transboundary cooperation among Asean member-states in protecting wildlife and migratory species, and their habitats in the region.

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#122113
2019-09-04

New model predicts Painted Lady butterfly migrations based on breeding sites data

Researchers have developed a model that allows predicting the migratory movements of the Painted Lady butterfly between Europe and Africa based on data from breeding sites.

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#122035
2019-08-28

Artificial intelligence helps scientists track birds migrating at night

Aug. 28 (UPI) -- It's difficult to track birds flying across the sky in the dark of night, but every fall and spring, millions of birds migrate through the night.

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#122039
2019-08-28

Birds of a feather flock together, but only in similar climates

One might assume that birds of flight are cosmopolitan travelers, and bird species should be distributed far and wide, spread across long distances—continents even.

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#122005
2019-08-27

Scale of illegal bird killing in the Middle East revealed for first time

August 27 - A study out today, for the first time, estimates the scale and extent of the illegal killing and taking of wild birds in the Arabian Peninsula, Iraq and Iran.

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#121863
2019-08-09

Tarantula mating migration begins in Colorado

Aug. 9 (UPI) -- At dusk across highways in south-eastern Colorado, thousands of Oklahoma brown tarantulas are beginning their annual trek searching for mates.

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#121811
2019-08-06

Environmental Migration a Global Challenge

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 6 2019 (IPS) - The Atlas of Environmental Migration, which gives examples dating as far back as 45,000 years ago, shows that environmental changes and natural disasters have played a role in how the population is distributed on our planet throughout history.

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#121660
2019-07-22

Scientists scramble to learn why monarch butterflies are dying so quickly

EVANSVILLE, Ind., July 22 (UPI) -- Scientists across the country are scrambling to understand why monarch butterflies are disappearing at such an alarming rate as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service considers listing the butterfly as endangered.

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#121618
2019-07-18

Can Spatial Protections in the Ocean Help Large Migratory Species?

Expert says yes—with good design, enforcement, and management

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#121482
2019-07-05

China's migratory bird sanctuaries added to UNESCO World Heritage List

BAKU, July 5 (Xinhua) -- China's Migratory Bird Sanctuaries along the coast of the Yellow Sea-Bohai Gulf (Phase I) were inscribed on the World Heritage List as a natural site on Friday at the ongoing 43rd session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in Azerbaijan's capital here.

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#121356
2019-06-20

Migratory birds may be spreading superbugs, researchers warn

Urban wildlife such as birds and bats may be spreading superbugs around the cities of developing nations and beyond because of poor management of human and animal waste, researchers have warned.

Meeting
#5874

8th International Barcode of Life (iBOL) Conference 2019

17 - 20 June 2019, Trondhein, Norway

News Headlines
#121312
2019-06-14

Amidst UK Pollinator Declines, Migrant Hoverflies Are Doing Well

Every spring, the UK receives swarms of insect visitors from mainland Europe—among them two species of particularly beneficial hoverflies.

News Headlines
#121156
2019-05-22

Tiger sharks feast on migratory birds that fall out of the sky

Other marine animals don’t appear to target land birds that end up in the Gulf of Mexico

News Headlines
#121034
2019-05-13

How Birdwatchers, Others Can Help Migrating Bird Populations

The kinds of birds coming through your neighborhood are probably changing, and so is the timing of their migrations.

Meeting
#5851

World Migratory Bird Day 2019

11 May 2019, Bonn, Germany

News Headlines
#121011
2019-05-10

Africa: World Migratory Bird Day - Birds Globally Threatened By Plastic Waste

Plastic pollution poses serious health risks to wildlife globally, affecting a wide range of species including whales, turtles, fish and birds.

News Headlines
#121012
2019-05-10

After Disappearing For 30 Years, A Certain Shark Is Back In California

Yes, this is one of those “fish swimming in the ocean” posts. But in my defense, at least it’s a really cool and really big fish.

News Headlines
#120997
2019-05-09

World Migratory Bird Day: birds globally threatened by plastic waste

Bonn, 9 May 2019 – Plastic pollution poses serious health risks to wildlife globally, affecting a wide range of species including whales, turtles, fish and birds.

Meeting
#5873
News Headlines
#120844
2019-04-24

Canada’s Boreal Forest, Stopover for Billions of Birds, Merits Greater Protection

Emerging science shows area’s biodiversity is vital to migratory species

News Headlines
#120796
2019-04-17

Why Mara wildebeest are unhappy with you

-The Serengeti-Mara squeeze, one of the world’s most iconic ecosystems, is under pressure -Increased human activity is 'squeezing the wildlife in its core', damaging habitation and disrupting migration routes

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#120767
2019-04-15

Deforested habitats leave migratory birds ill-prepared for journey north

To many in North America, the sound of birds among the early spring trees is the sound of renewal: after a long, cold winter, the colorful warblers and vocal thrushes have finally returned, bringing with them the promise of warming weather. It’s a seasonal phenomenon as old as time — but one tha ...

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#120758
2019-04-12

Human pressure on the Serengeti’s fringes threatens the wildlife within

Every year, millions of wildebeests, gazelles and zebras migrate between Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya, in one of the most iconic wildlife shows on the planet.

News Headlines
#120616
2019-04-02

Ramsar wetlands host record number of migratory birds

An annual bird migratory survey of the region's Ramsar wetlands has recorded the highest numbers since the program began back in 2006.

News Headlines
#119691
2019-01-31

Mansarovar Lake losing foreign guests

Mansarovar Lake in the periphery of Sariska Tiger Reserve,Alwar is fast losing its foreign guests with every passing winter due to indiscriminate draining of water for the irrigating agricultural land in the nearby villages.

News Headlines
#119321
2019-01-10

Study finds two billion birds migrate over Gulf Coast

A new study combining data from citizen scientists and weather radar stations is providing detailed insights into spring bird migration along the Gulf of Mexico and how these journeys may be affected by climate change. Findings on the timing, location, and intensity of these bird movements are p ...

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#119275
2019-01-07

Female penguins are getting stranded along the South American coast

Every year, thousands of Magellanic penguins are stranded along the South American coast—from northern Argentina to southern Brazil—1,000 kilometers away from their breeding ground in northern Patagonia.

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