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IWC65 Adopts Resolutions on Aboriginal Subsistence Whaling and Migratory Cetacean Species[viewed]

Delegates adopted several resolutions at the 65th session of the International Whaling Commission (IWC), including resolutions on aboriginal subsistence whaling, whaling under special permit and highly migratory cetacean species. IWC 65 also agreed on resolutions related to its Scientific Committee (SC), civil society participation and transparency at the IWC as well as its programme of work for its two year inter-sessional period.

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ICCWC Senior Experts Discuss Progress on Combating Wildlife Crime[viewed]

The Senior Experts Group of the International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime (ICCWC) met in Geneva, Switzerland to discuss progress on joint activities. The ICCWC Senior Experts Group meets three times a year.

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Samoa, UNDP Sign Agreement on Implementing Rio Conventions[viewed]

The Government of Samoa and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) signed a project agreement on ‘Capacity for Implementing Rio Conventions in Samoa.' The project aims to accelerate Samoa's efforts to meet its international obligations on biodiversity, climate change and desertification.

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CBD Secretariat Issues Notification on Disaster Risk Reduction[viewed]

The notification stresses the role of ecosystem degradation in natural disasters, and the role of ecosystem conservation in DRR, and explains the relevance of DRR to a number of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets. Furthermore, the letter mentions findings by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on the impact of climate change on disaster events, and attention paid to DRR in the context of the post-2015 development agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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IPBES Task Force Calls for Submissions on ILK and Pollinators[viewed]

The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is conducting a global assessment on pollination and pollinators associated with food production. The IPBES Indigenous and Local Knowledge (ILK) task force is calling for submissions to generate worldwide inputs on ILK for this thematic assessment.

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CBD Secretariat Circulates Provisional Programme and Briefing Notes for COP 12 High-Level Segment[viewed]

The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has circulated the provisional programme and briefing notes for the High-Level Segment of the twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 12) to the CBD, prepared by the Government of the Republic of Korea, in consultation with the CBD Secretariat. The CBD COP 12 High-Level Segment will be held from 15-16 October 2014, under the theme 'Biodiversity for Sustainable Development.'

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IPPC Joins Liaison Group of Biodiversity-Related Conventions[viewed]

The Secretariat of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) has joined the Liaison Group of the Biodiversity-related Conventions, which includes the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES), the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGR), the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, and the World Heritage Convention (WHC).

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The Marshall Islands Ratify ITPGR[viewed]

The Marshall Islands has ratified the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGR) and will become a Party on 13 October 2014, bringing the number of Parties to the ITPGR to 132.

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Progress on Saving Tigers Evaluated by Range States[viewed]

The thirteen tiger range States met to evaluate progress on the 2013-2014 phase of the Global Tiger Recovery Program (GTRP) Implementation Plan, launched in July 2013 in Kunming, China. The meeting concluded with range countries agreeing that, while progress has been made, critical areas of concern remained. New figures released in Malaysia reveal that the tiger population there may be only 250 to 340 individuals, considerably lower than the previous estimate of 500, which, if confirmed, represents a setback towards achieving the goal of a 1,000 Malaysian tigers by 2022.

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Event: 16th Global Meeting of the Regional Seas Conventions and Action Plans[viewed]

The UN Environment Programme's (UNEP) Regional Seas Programme uses a "shared seas" approach to maintain the biodiversity of oceans and marine ecosystems and to help restore ocean and marine ecosystem health, productivity and resilience.

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