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The sixteenth session of the Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore is organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
Event: International Symposium on “Linking Biodiversity Conservation and Poverty Reduction: What, Why and How” [viewed]
This symposium is organized by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), UNEP-World Conservation Monitoring Centre and the African Wildlife Foundation and is hosted by the Zoological Society of London. Its purpose is to explore the current state of knowledge regarding the nature and scale of biodiversity conservation-poverty reduction links and the most appropriate mechanisms to maximize them, and to identify key research and implementation gaps, in order to help inform a post-2010 biodiversity target for the CBD. For more information: http://www.iied.org/natural-resources/key-issues/biodiversity-and-conservation/linking-biodiversity-conservation-and-pov
This workshop is aimed to provide advice to tuna Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMOs) on best practices methods and techniques to assess and to reduce the incidental mortality of non-target species, such as seabirds, turtles, sharks, marine mammals, and juveniles of target species. For more information: http://www.tuna-org.org/meetings2010.htm
This one-time meeting aims to provide a forum for the world's leading shark and ray experts, along with students and up-and-coming early career researchers, to come together to share ideas, update information and report on the progress of the most recent scientific studies in the field of shark and ray ecology.
GEF STAP Addresses Needs for Scientific and Technical Advice Arising from the Copenhagen Accord [viewed]
8 March 2010: The Global Environment Facility's Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (GEF STAP) held an open meeting at the International Fund for Agricultural Development's (IFAD) headquarters in Rome, Italy, with representatives from GEF agencies, the GEF Secretariat, GEF Evaluation Office and Conventions, and observers from the GEF Council.
Event: International Conference on Biodiversity Conservation in Transboundary Tropical Forests [viewed]
Organized under the framework of the International Year of Biodiversity and by the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), IUCN and others, this conference aims to review the status and way forward for the conservation, management and financing of biodiversity in transboundary tropical forests. Its results and recommendations will be submitted to the tenth session of the CBD's Conference of the Parties (COP 10), to be held in Nagoya, Japan, in October 2010.
4 March 2010: The UN Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO) International Technical Conference on Agricultural Biotechnologies in Developing Countries took place in Guadalajara, Mexico, from 1-4 March 2010, and was co-sponsored by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), the Government of Mexico and a number of other international partners.
World Day to Combat Desertification is observed every year on 17 June. The UNCCD Secretariat has selected the following theme for the 2010 Day: "Enhancing soils anywhere enhances life everywhere." This theme was selected to emphasize the relationship between soil and biodiversity during International Year of Biodiversity.