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Wild Migration: Building capacity for conservation of migratory wildlife

Wild Migration Projects

Wild Migration Projects is our programme to build the capacity of wildlife scientists, wildlife policy experts and non-governmental organisations in developing regions to utilise international processes for migratory and transboundary wildlife conservation.

CMS Collaboration. Photo: iStockPhoto

Building the capacity of wildlife scientists, wildlife policy experts and non-governmental organizations in developing regions to utilize international processes for migratory and trans-boundary wildlife conservation is crucial.

Australian sea lion

Endangered sea lions (Neophoca cinerea) are threatened by proposals to explore for oil and gas in their feeding grounds off the west coast of Kangaroo Island

Orca. Photographer: unknown

The passages between the many islands of the Solomon and Bismarck Seas are important migratory species corridors, yet noise, marine pollution and destructive fishing by distant water industrial fishing fleets are uncontrolled.

Polar bear. Photographer: Alan D Wilson

Polar bears (Ursus maritimus) are decreasing in many parts of their range, and many scientists are predicting that two-thirds of polar bears will be gone by mid-century.

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Loud. Louder. Lifeless.

Whales are stranding, shoals of fish are collapsing, and sea turtles are fleeing. Ocean noise pollution is claiming more and more victims. Levels of anthropogenic (human-generated) noise have doubled every decade for the past 60 years. This noise is caused by military sonar, oil & gas exploration and ships. Wild Migration has joined the Silent Oceans campaign to protect marine animals.

Read the 10 step blueprint against ocean noise
Visit the Silent Oceans campaign site
Read Drowning in Sound

San Francisco recognises whales' and dolphins' right to freedom

23rd October 2014

Orca. Photographer: Minette LayneBy guest commentator, Philippa Brakes, WDC

Reports are emerging of a landmark resolution passed this week by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors recognising whales' and dolphins' right to freedom from captivity.

According to reports the resolution states that whales and dolphins deserve ‘to be free of captivity, and to remain unrestricted in their natural environment’. The resolution was championed by Commissioner Russell Tenofsky and backed by both San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener, Dr Lori Marino and sponsored by Earth Island Institute’s International Marine Mammal Project.

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Tokelau Arrangement progressed: Pacific nations agree to historic tuna fishery management pact

22nd October 2014

Albacore tuna. Photogrpaher: unknownPacific Island nations will take more control over the southern albacore tuna fishery after reaching the historic Tokelau Arrangement on joint harvest control measures.


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Proposals for new species to be listed on the CMS Appendices released

12th June 2014

Asiatic lion. Photographer: Sumeet MogheAmong the listing proposals received from countries for CMS CoP11 are a large number of shark and ray species including two types of Hammerhead shark, the Silky shark, three species of thresher sharks, the Reef Manta Ray along with nine Mobula Ray species. In addition, five species of sawfishes, some of which are critically endangered, have been proposed for listing.

Other species put forward by individual CMS Parties for consideration by CMS CoP11 include the Polar Bear, the Asiatic lion as well as the European Eel.

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