Major Protections For Asian Migratory Mammals

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Press Release Wildlife Conservation Society

Major Initiative Endorsed Today to Protect Asia’s Migratory Mammals

  • The Parties to the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) Conference of the Parties (COP) agreed to adopt a Central Asia Migratory Mammal Initiative

  • Central Asia contains some of the last great migratory spectacles of large mammals including Mongolian gazelles, saiga antelope, Tibetan antelope and other species

  • New Initiative protects 15 large mammal species

  • Central Asia’s landscapes are under increasing threat from development pressures

  • Linear infrastructure –roads, fences, and other structures – act as barriers to movement of migratory mammals

QUITO, ECUADOR (November 7, 2014) – The Parties to the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), at their 11th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) in Quito, Ecuador, agreed today to adopt a Central Asia Migratory Mammal Initiative to protect wildlife in the region from increasing development threats, WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) reports.

Said Peter Zahler…

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