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Wild Migration: builds the participation capacity of wildlife scientists, wildlife policy experts, NGOs and CSOs around the world to secure international wildlife conservation.

Wild Migration Projects

Wild Migration Projects is our programme to build the capacity of wildlife scientists, wildlife policy experts and non-governmental organisations in developing regions to utilise international processes for migratory and transboundary wildlife conservation.

Civil society is crucial to wildlife conservation around the world.

Wild Migration is focusing on building the capacity of wildlife scientists, wildlife policy experts and increasing the role of NGOs in CMS and Ramsar policy discussions.


African elephant. Photographer: Stephen Blake

West African elephant (Loxodonta africana) populations have become extremely threatened, with an estimated 90 percent of their range now destroyed.

Wild Migration is working towards securing African elephant populations in at least three West African Elephant MoU countries - where habitat loss has been halted, illegal hunting is a thing of the past and conservation activities recognize elephant culture as an important element of conservation design.


Orca. Photographer: unknown

The passages between the many islands of the Solomon and Bismarck Seas are important migratory species corridors, yet noise, marine pollution and destructive fishing by distant water industrial fishing fleets are uncontrolled.

Wild Migration is working to develop a civil society network of local organisations who can work with the governments of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands to increase conservation action in this area. In particular we are focusing on aligning the commitment made to CBD and CMS, relating to sharks, cetaceans, turtles and dugongs


Australian sea lion

Endangered sea lions (Neophoca cinerea) are threatened by proposals to explore for oil and gas in their feeding grounds off the west coast of Kangaroo Island.

Wild Migration is working to secure policy recognition that marine noise impacts pinnipeds around the world, and for pinnipeds to be comprehensively included in offshore petroleum exploration Environmental Impact Assessments.

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Wild Migration commends AEWA on the agreement's 20th anniversary

16th June 2015

White stork. Photographer: Frank VassenAEWA celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) - 16th June 2015. The treaty, which is based in Bonn, Germany, was signed 16 June 1995 in The Hague, the Netherlands.

Wild Migration joins this celebration by commending AEWA for its progressive and cooperative style of working with and respecting the contributions of civil society.

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Ramsar and Wetland NGOs: A Report of the World Wetland Network for Ramsar CoP12

7th May 2015




Wetland NGOs around the world are committed to Ramsar and want to do more. The NGO community would welcome the opportunity to explore how increasing NGO contributions can be embraced by Ramsar Parties, National Focal Points and the Ramsar Secretariat.

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Opportunities and costs for preventing vertebrate extinctions

23rd March 2015

Amsterdam Albatross. Photographer: Vincent LegendreDespite global efforts to halt the biodiversity crisis, implementation of the 20 Aichi Biodiversity Targets defined by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) still fall short.

With the clock is ticking to the 2020 deadline, the Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) has assessed the potential for ensuring the long-term conservation of AZE vertebrate species (157 mammals, 165 birds, 17 reptiles and 502 amphibians) by calculating a conservation opportunity index for each species.

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