CMS Bulletin Highlights Progress on Conservation of Albatrosses, Petrels, Argali and Cross-River Gorilla
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The December-January issue of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) Bulletin highlights a number of outcomes, including that four of the five tuna Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (tRFMOS) have adopted seabird conservation measures that incorporate the Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP)'s best practice advice for pelagic long line fisheries.

January 2013: The December-January issue of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) Bulletin highlights recent progress, including that four of the five tuna Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (tRFMOS) have adopted seabird conservation measures that incorporate the Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP)’s best practice advice for pelagic long line fisheries.

It also notes that in December 2012, Range States of argali met in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan to discuss a draft international Action Plan for the conservation of the species. CMS reinforced its leading role in guiding and developing the transboundary conservation of migratory species. The meeting was also an example of efficient cooperation between the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Secretariat and many concerned NGOs and stakeholders.

The Bulletin also highlights that funding from the Norwegian government has provided critical support for planning and community participation in Cross River Gorilla conservation, implemented by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). Finally, it draws attention to the need for international cooperation to halt the decline of the Lesser White-fronted Goose, noting that two workshops held in September 2012 in Kazakhstan aimed to establish a partnership among government bodies and hunters to introduce effective measures to reduce the mortality rate of the geese. [Publication: CMS Bulletin 1-2013]

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