• Overview

The Twelfth Session of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS COP12) is being held in Manila, the Philippines, from 23 to 28 October 2017 – the first time that the COP will ever have been held in Asia. The COP will be preceded by a High Level Panel (22 October) which will be moderated by a leading international broadcast journalist and will involve dignitaries and celebrities including executives of international organizations and prominent goodwill ambassadors. On the eve of COP, an Award ceremony under the Migratory Species Champion Programme (Champion Night) will be held (22 October). Several governments, organizations and companies will be recognized as Migratory Species Champions for their long-term support to initiatives that benefit migratory species.

The slogan for the Conference is “Their Future is Our Future – Sustainable Development for Wildlife & People”, links to the Sustainable Development Goals agreed by the world’s governments in 2015 to end poverty and hunger, improve health and education, combat climate change and protect oceans and forests.  The CMS COP will place particular emphasis on the fact that migratory animals provide vital services that satisfy people’s everyday needs – as a source of food and medicine, as pollinators and seed dispersers, and as a means of pest control. Migratory species can also fire our imagination with their majestic presence and beauty and inspire us with their intrepid journeys across deserts and oceans. COP12 presents an opportunity to place the cause of nature conservation centre stage in the wider debate about the future of the planet and the fate of its residents – human and animal.  Delegates will be able to highlight the fact that global efforts to reach SDG will and must be beneficial for people and wildlife

Ecosystems
19 February 2019

Unsustainable food systems are threatening human health and environmental sustainability. We need to change the way we farm—and our diets.

18 February 2019

The forests of Borneo, home to orangutans, clouded leopards and pygmy elephants, are among the world’s most biodiverse ecosystems.

15 February 2019

今年的2月16日是世界穿山甲日,这一天旨在让大家意识到非法野生动植物贸易对穿山甲——世界上唯一的鳞状哺乳动物造成的威胁。如果我们即刻采取明智行动,仍有机会拯救这一濒危物种。

一场由摄影师和环保主义者合作发起的宣传活动正在穿山甲爱好者中掀起波澜。

15 February 2019

يذكرنا اليوم العالمي لحيوان أم قرفة (آكل النمل) الذي يحتفل به في 16 شباط/ فبراير بالضرر الذي ألحقه الاتجار غير المشروع بالأحياء البرية للثدييات الوحيدة في

15 February 2019

World Pangolin Day on 16 February reminds us of the damage illegal wildlife trade is doing to the world’s only scaly mammal, but also that there is still a chance to save endangered species if we act wisely now.