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Latest News - 16 April 2014
Bioversity Issues Factsheet on Genetic Diversity Conservation in Asian Tropical Forests
Read More: Bioversity Issues Factsheet on Genetic Diversity Conservation in Asian Tropical Forests
15_April_2014: Noting that forest genetic diversity can be lost after just one logging event, Bioversity International and the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia have published a case study reviewing what is known about the impacts of logging on genetic diversity in Asian tropical forests. To accompany this research, they have also issued a factsheet to help policymakers and forest managers raise awareness of and conserve forest biodiversity. continued...
UNWTO Project Supports Sustainable Tourism in Georgia's Protected Areas
Read More: UNWTO Project Supports Sustainable Tourism in Georgia's Protected Areas
14_April_2014: A UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) project, titled 'Support for Georgia in the Field of Protected Area Development,' has established a network of biodiversity-based tourism products in five Georgian national parks. The project, which concluded in April, aimed to improve tourism management and implement innovative biodiversity-based tourism. continued...
CBD Secretariat Provides Update on Submission of Fifth National Reports
Read More: CBD Secretariat Provides Update on Submission of Fifth National Reports
10_April_2014: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has issued an update on the fifth national reports, which in accordance to COP Decision X/10, were to be submitted by 31 March 2014. continued...
CPF Calls for Nominations for the Wangari Maathai Award
Read More: CPF Calls for Nominations for the Wangari Maathai Award
April_2014: The Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) has announced the opening of nominations for the Wangari Maathai Award 2014. The award will be issued to an individual who has achieved success in the preservation, restoration and sustainable management of forests for the benefit of local communities, rural livelihoods, women and the environment. continued...
CMS Parties Discuss Programme of Work on Climate Change and Migratory Species
Read More: CMS Parties Discuss Programme of Work on Climate Change and Migratory Species
14_April_2014: The Secretariat of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) has reported on a workshop at which national representatives and experts on climate change discussed a Programme of Work for CMS member States on combating the effects of climate change on migratory animals.  continued...
Bioversity International Examines Legal Frameworks for Fruit Tree Conservation in Central Asia
Read More: Bioversity International Examines Legal Frameworks for Fruit Tree Conservation in Central Asia
April_2014: In the report, 'Conservation of fruit tree diversity in Central Asia: Policy options and challenges,' Bioversity International investigates the legal and policy frameworks affecting the conservation of horticultural and wild fruit species' genetic diversity in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.  continued...
Pacific Countries Agree on EPA Negotiations with EU
Read More: Pacific Countries Agree on EPA Negotiations with EU
12_April_2014: The Pacific countries from the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) have requested an Economic Participation Agreement (EPA) negotiation with the EU by the end of April 2014, following a discussion of outstanding issues among the Pacific ACP countries. Officials emphasized that the EPA provisions should promote the sustainable development of the region's fisheries, while ensuring that Pacific peoples benefit from fisheries trade.  continued...
FAO and ITTO Discuss PES in Tropical Forests
Read More: FAO and ITTO Discuss PES in Tropical Forests
11_April_2014: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) and the National Forestry Financing Fund (FONAFIFO) of Costa Rica convened a workshop on payments for environmental services (PES) aimed at building understanding of the importance of PES in tropical forests, and sharing best practices and lessons learned. continued...
Biodiversity Policy & Practice Calendar: Current & Upcoming Events
CBD High-level Panel on the Global Assessment of Resources and Latin America Workshop on Resource Mobilization Brasilia, Distrito Federal, Brazil 14 Apr - 17 Apr
Fourth Meeting of the Sixth Replenishment of the GEF Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland 16 Apr - 17 Apr
Intersessional Meeting for 3rd International Conference on SIDS New York City, US 21 Apr - 25 Apr
Interactive Dialogue on Harmony with Nature New York City, US 22 Apr
Global Ocean Action Summit The Hague, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands 22 Apr - 25 Apr
Collaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management Meeting Milan, Lombardia, Italy 24 Apr - 27 Apr
27th Meeting of the CITES AC, 21st Meeting of the CITES PC and Joint AC/PC Session Veracruz, Mexico 28 Apr - 8 May
CBD Online Forum on Public Participation Concerning Living Modified Organisms virtual 28 Apr - 9 May
Workshop on Green Economy and Social Aspects of Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) Santander, Cantabria, Spain 29 Apr - 30 Apr
Eleventh Session of the Open Working Group on SDGs New York City, US 5 May - 9 May
World Migratory Bird Day 2014 TBA 10 May - 11 May
13th Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (PFII 13) New York City, US 12 May - 23 May
WAVES Fourth Partnership Meeting Washington D.C., US 14 May - 15 May
First Meeting of the ITPGR Working Group to Enhance the Functioning of the MLS Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland 14 May - 16 May
Insects to Feed the World Ede, Gelderland, Netherlands 14 May - 17 May
 
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