UN wildlife summit underscores the value of migratory species

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Kingfisher in Banares, India. UN Photo/John Isaac

When threatened by the effects of climate change, humans can quickly move from one location to another, but animals are slower to adapt.

That's according to Bradnee Chambers, who oversees a UN environmental treaty known as the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals, known as CMS.

Migratory species include birds, whales and lions, and representatives from 125 countries have gathered in Manila this week for a CMS meeting looking at emerging problems facing wildlife.

Mr Chambers told Natalie Hutchison how strategies to protect and preserve these animals are evolving.

Duration: 5'09"

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