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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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