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.
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The Central Highlands province of Lam Dong is designing projects to preserve biodiversity and create protection corridors around sensitive ecosystems in need of conservation as part of its biodiversity action plan for 2015-2020.
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By Blake Deppe in the USA:
Saving the rhino
Tuesday 4th November 2014
Greed is behind this animal’s decline, says BLAKE DEPPE
THE extremely rare northern white rhino, a subspecies of white rhino, may soon disappear.
One of the last males, a 34-year-old rhino named Suni, died from natural causes on October 17 at a nature reserve in Kenya, leaving just six northern whites — only one of them male — remaining worldwide.
Its close cousin, the southern white, is also severely threatened. The low numbers are themselves largely a product of the relentless rhino poaching that occurs across Africa, and which has driven the animals as a whole to the brink of extinction. And the problem is getting worse.
Back in 2009, Suni was one of eight of its species at the Kenyan Ol Pejeta Conservancy as part of…
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