Announcement / Statement

2010 FAO Forest Assessment Available on CD-ROM [viewed]

FAO2 April 2012: The Global Forest Resources Assessment 2010 (FRA 2010), compiled by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, is now available on CD-ROM. 

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CBD Announces Series of Capacity Building Workshops for ILCs [viewed]

CBD29 March 2012: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has announced that it is organizing a series of regional capacity building workshops for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), Africa, and the Asia and Pacific regions, aiming to improve the numbers of indigenous and local community (ILC) representatives, with an emphasis on women, effectively involved in the CBD processes, as well as to build their capacity to do so.

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CBD Secretariat Invites Submissions on CBD and Strategic Plan Implementation [viewed]

CBD26 March 2012: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has invited parties, international organizations, indigenous and local communities and relevant stakeholders to submit views on the need for, and possible development of, additional mechanisms to enable CBD parties to meet their commitments under the Convention and the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020.

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CMS Reports on Saiga Antelope Horn Seizure in Kazakhstan [viewed]

30 March 2012: The Secretariat of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) has reported that Kazakhstan's Ministry of Agriculture confiscated a shipment of 4,704 saiga antelope horns and arrested the wildlife traffickers guilty of the crime.

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Australia Expands Kakadu Ramsar Site [viewed]

26 March 2012: The Secretariat of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention) has announced that the Government of Australia has consolidated and expanded its Kakadu Ramsar Site.

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UNCCD Designates New Drylands Ambassadors [viewed]

26 March 2012: The Executive Secretary of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), Luc Gnacadja, presented Miss Universe 2011, Leila Lopes, and Professor Jeffrey Sachs with certificates designating them UNCCD Drylands Ambassadors.

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Serbia Designates Nature Reserve as Ramsar Site [viewed]

26 March 2012: The Secretariat of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention) has announced that the Government of Serbia has designated Koviljsko-Petrovaradinski Rit, a Special Nature Reserve, as its tenth Wetland of International Importance.

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UNEP Executive Director Addresses German Parliament on Rio+20 [viewed]

UNEP21 March 2012: UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director Achim Steiner delivered a statement to the German Parliament (Bundestag) titled "Pathways to Sustainable Development" in the run-up to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20).

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World Food Prize, Rockefeller Foundation Announce Agriculture Award [viewed]

3 February 2012: The World Food Prize Foundation is calling for nominations for a new international agriculture award intended to honor young field workers, the Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application. The inaugural US$10,000 annual award, endowed by the Rockefeller Foundation, will be presented in October 2012.   

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CMS Calls for Proposals for SGP's 2012-2013 Funding Cycle [viewed]

16 March 2012: The Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) has announced a new call for proposals as part of the CMS Small Grants Programme (SGP), for the period 2012-2013.  

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