ASCOBANS News

CMS Marine Noise Assessment Guidelines Promoted at the UN in New York

From 18 to 22 June 2018, government representatives and experts gathered at the Headquarters of the United Nations to discuss the issue of anthropogenic underwater noise in the context of the UN consultative process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea (ICP-19). CMS Executive Secretary, Bradnee Chambers, delivered an opening statement and brought the CMS Family Guidelines on Environmental Impact Assessments for Marine Noise-generating Activities to the attention of UN Member States.

26 June 2018

2018 International Day of the Baltic Harbour Porpoise

The harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) is represented by 700,000 individuals throughout its range and is doing well on a global scale.

11 June 2018

People behind ASCOBANS: Rüdiger Strempel

Name: Rüdiger Strempel
Organization: Common Wadden Sea Secretariat (CWSS)
Country: Germany
Involved with ASCOBANS since: 1999

22 December 2017

People behind ASCOBANS: Ida Carlén

Name: Ida Carlén
Organisation: Coalition Clean Baltic
Country: Sweden
Involved with ASCOBANS since: on and off since 2003

23 October 2017

Marine Species Listing Proposals and Concerted Action Proposals 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

16 October 2017

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

In 2017 we celebrated the 15th International Day of the Baltic Harbour Porpoise – celebrated annually every third Sunday in May.

23 May 2017