ASCOBANS News

Draft Resolutions and Decisions on Marine Topics at CMS COP12

The Twelfth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS COP12) will be held in Manila, at the kind invitation of the Gov

18 September 2017

A boost to the conservation of whales, dolphins and porpoises

Le Conquet/Bonn, 9 September – The 23rd Meeting of the ASCOBANS Advisory Committee took place at the heart of the Iroise Sea, in Le Conquet, France.

11 September 2017

People behind ASCOBANS: Heidi Frisch-Nwakanma

Name: Heidi Frisch-Nwakanma
Organization: UNEP/CMS, IOSEA Marine Turtle MOU & ex-ASCOBANS
Country: Germany
Involved with ASCOBANS since: 2006

02 August 2017

People behind ASCOBANS: Mats Amundin

Name: Mats Amundin
Organization: Kolmårdens Djurpark
Country: Sweden
Involved in ASCOBANS since: 2002

28 June 2017

Celebrating the Day of the Little Whale

Watch the "Hello, little whale" video by Laura Stattkus in celebration of the 15th International Day of the Baltic Harbour Porpoise and find out more about the status of the harbour porpoise in the

23 May 2017

People behind ASCOBANS: Ralf P. Sonntag

Name: Ralf P. Sonntag
Organization former Greenpeace and IFAW campaigner now independent consultant
Country: Germany
Involved with ASCOBANS since: 1996

18 May 2017

People behind ASCOBANS: Maj F. Munk

Name: Maj F. Munk
Organization (if applicable): The Danish Ministry for Environment and Food
Country: Denmark
Involved with ASCOBANS since: April 2003

10 May 2017

CMS’s Heidi Frisch-Nwakanma Wins Mandy McMath Award

At the recent annual conference of the European Cetacean Society in Middelfart, Denmark, CMS staff member Heidrun Frisch-Nwakanma was honoured by being presented with the Mandy McMath ECS Conservation Award. The ECS Award, named after passionate Welsh conservationist Mandy McMath who passed away in 2012, is given for an outstanding contribution to the field of marine mammal conservation and/or welfare, with particular emphasis on contributions to environmental education and/or to conservation in practice.

09 May 2017

People behind ASCOBANS: Mark Peter Simmonds OBE

Name: Mark Peter Simmonds OBE
Organization (if applicable): Senior Marine Scientist, Humane Society International (HSI)
Country: based in UK
Involved with ASCOBANS since: before ASCOBANS was formally concluded.

05 May 2017