Announcement / Statement

Denmark Designates 39th Ramsar Site [viewed]

8 February 2012: The Secretariat of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention) has announced that the Government of Denmark has designated its 39th Wetland of International Importance. The site, comprising three wide valleys - Ørsted Dal, Pingel Dal and Enhjørningen Dal - is located in Greenland.

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Ramsar, SER Strengthen Cooperation [viewed]

7 January 2012: The Secretariat of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Conference) and the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) designed to strengthen their collaboration with the aim of supporting scientific and technical implementation of the Convention.

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Voting Process for CSO Representatives at FCPF Opens [viewed]

6 February 2012: The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) has announced that the voting process is open to select observers for three "Southern" civil society organizations (CSOs) and one "Northern" CSO to attend the Participants Committee meetings of the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF), which is hosted at the World Bank.

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Future Policy Awards Announces Ocean and Coast Protection as Theme for 2012 [viewed]

7 February 2012: The World Future Council (WFC), in partnership with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), will present the Future Policy Award 2012 to the most effective ocean and coast preservation policy, in order to raise global awareness about original and impressive ideas for environmental policy change.

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SBSTTA 16 Poster Session to Focus on Oceans, Coasts and Islands [viewed]

CBD1 February 2012: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has announced that the theme of the poster session for the 16th meeting of the CBD Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) is "Oceans, Coasts, Islands: Achieving the Aichi Biodiversity Targets."

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New CBD Executive Secretary to Take Up Duties on 15 February 2012 [viewed]

CBD31 January 2012: The current Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), Ahmed Djoghlaf, has announced that his successor, incoming Executive Secretary Braulio Dias, will take up his assignment on 15 February 2012.

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CBD Invites Action Plans for PoWPA Implementation [viewed]

CBD26 January 2012: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has requested Parties to submit action plans for the implementation of the CBD programme of work on protected areas (PoWPA).

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CBD Invites Comments on CHM Draft Work Programme [viewed]

CBD26 January 2012: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has invited comments on a proposed work programme for the clearing-house mechanism (CHM) in support of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020. The proposed work programme was drafted in consultation with the CHM informal advisory committee, and builds upon the framework defined by the mission, goals and objectives of the CHM in support of the Strategic Plan.

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CBD Requests Information on Biodiversity-Safe LMOs [viewed]

CBD25 January 2012: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is asking Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to submit, by 30 April 2012, information on the identification of living modified organisms (LMOs) that are not likely to have adverse effects on the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, taking also into account risks to human health.

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Ramsar, Ducks Unlimited Strengthen Cooperation [viewed]

12 January 2012: The Secretariat of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention) and Ducks Unlimited have signed a renewed Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) to reinforce their partnership. Ducks Unlimited is a grassroots, volunteer-based organization dedicated to wetlands and waterfowl conservation.

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