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Global body extends protection to 31 migratory species

Chris Merkord

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Delegates meet earlier this week in Ecuador to discuss the conservation of migratory species. CMS/IISD
Marine mammals, sharks and rays, polar bears, and some birds are among the 31 species that will get greater protection under a deal reached earlier this week by more than 100 countries at a meeting of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), a U.N. body. The new initiatives were approved during tense negotiations at CMS’s annual conference, held in Quito from 3 to 9 November.


Read more: http://news.sciencemag.org/plants-animals/2014/11/global-body-extends-protection-31-migratory-species

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