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Latest News - 20 November 2014
IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 Concludes with 'The Promise of Sydney'
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20_November 2014: The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Parks Congress (WPC) 2014 has concluded in Sydney, Australia, with the release of ‘The Promise of Sydney' outcome. The outcome sets out an agenda for the protection of the earth's natural assets over the next decade, and positions protected areas (PAs) as effective and efficient solutions to some of the world's key development challenges. continued...
World Bank Approves Project to Improve Conservation of Biodiversity and Enhance Livelihoods in Mozambique
Read More: World Bank Approves Project to Improve Conservation of Biodiversity and Enhance Livelihoods in Mozambique
18_November 2014: The World Bank has approved a US$40 million International Development Association (IDA) grant to support the implementation of Mozambique's Conservation Areas (CAs) for Biodiversity and Development Project, known as Mozbio. continued...
FAO-CIC Panel at WPC Discusses Hunting and Fishing in PAs
Read More: FAO-CIC Panel at WPC Discusses Hunting and Fishing in PAs
17_November 2014: Participants discussed the contribution of hunting and fishing in supporting community-based development and in the planning and management of protected areas (PAs) at a panel session organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) and the International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (CIC). The session took place at the International Union for Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) World Parks Congress (WPC). continued...
Pan-American Regional Meeting on Ramsar Prepares for COP 12
Read More: Pan-American Regional Meeting on Ramsar Prepares for COP 12
17_November 2014: The 6th Pan-American Meeting of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands provided input to the 12th Conference of the Parties (COP 12) of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, which will take place in Punta del Este, Uruguay, in June 2015. continued...
CITES and SPREP to Strengthen Partnership in Pacific Region
Read More: CITES and SPREP to Strengthen Partnership in Pacific Region
14_November 2014: The Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen collaboration between the two organizations. continued...
Biodiversity Policy & Practice Calendar: Current & Upcoming Events
Ramsar Convention Regional Pre-COP Meeting – Africa Hammamet, Nabeul, Tunisia 17 Nov - 21 Nov
Second International Ocean Research Conference (IORC) Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain 17 Nov - 21 Nov
Joint CBD, UNCCD Workshop on NBSAPs - NAP Synergies Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt 21 Nov - 22 Nov
INTERPOL Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Committee Meetings Lyon, Rhone-Alpes, France 24 Nov - 28 Nov
Eighth Session of the ITWG on AnGR of the CGRFA Rome, Lazio, Italy 26 Nov - 28 Nov
Second Session of the Team of Technical and Legal Experts on ABS (TTLE ABS-2) of the CGRFA Rome, Lazio, Italy 27 Nov - 29 Nov
Caribbean Sub-regional Capacity-Building Workshop on Biosafety Bridgetown, Saint Michael, Barbados 1 Dec - 5 Dec
UNFCCC COP 20 Lima, Peru 1 Dec - 12 Dec
Arctic Biodiversity Congress Trondheim, Sor-Trondelag, Norway 2 Dec - 4 Dec
CBD Expert Workshop to Prepare Practical Guidance on Preventing and Mitigating the Significant Adverse Impacts of Marine Debris on Marine and Coastal Biodiversity and Habitats Baltimore, MD, US 2 Dec - 4 Dec
Global Soil Biodiversity Conference Dijon, Bourgogne, France 2 Dec - 5 Dec
WIPO Workshop for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities on Intellectual Property and Traditional Knowledge Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland 3 Dec - 5 Dec
Global Landscapes Forum Lima, Peru 6 Dec - 7 Dec
Latin America Sub-regional Capacity-Building Workshop on Biosafety Montevideo, Uruguay 8 Dec - 12 Dec
Regional Aquaculture Conference 2014 Bari, Puglia, Italy 9 Dec - 11 Dec
 
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