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Bioversity International and ICAR to Strengthen Collaboration [viewed]

Bioversity International13 August 2013: In a five year agreement focusing on research collaboration and training through 2016, Bioversity International and the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) have agreed to collaborate on biodiversity use and conservation, technical assistance, publications, outreach and training, as well as support for the exchange of plant genetic resources.

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UNEP Announces Drylands Partnership with UNCCD and Elion Foundation [viewed]

unep-unccd5 August 2013: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has announced the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding to work with the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), as well as the Beijing-based Elion Foundation, to tackle desertification through several drylands ecosystems projects. Pilot projects are planned for dryland areas in China, Mongolia and other Central Asian countries.

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New Bioversity International Director General Announces Initiatives [viewed]

Bioversity International26 July 2013: Upon joining Bioversity International as Director General, Ann Tutwiler has announced new initiatives and a vision to enhance the organization's work.

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UNEP Releases Kenya Wetlands Atlas and Master Plan [viewed]

UNEP31 July 2013: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP), with funding from the Government of Kenya and the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA), has released the Kenya Wetlands Atlas and Master Plan for the Conservation and Sustainable Management of Water Catchment Areas in Kenya. Both the Atlas and the Master Plan underscore the need for Kenya to undertake a range of conservation measures under the three pillars of wise use, wetlands of international importance, and international cooperation.

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IAEA to Coordinate Project on Climate Change Impacts on Polar and Mountain Regions [viewed]

IAEA29 July 2013: Glacier experts prepared a plan for an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) project led by Chile and the Russian Federation, called the 'Impact of Climate Change on Polar and Mountainous Regions: From Assessment to Action,' to assess the effect of climate change on glacier retreat, permafrost loss and snow cover reduction, and to improve conservation and management.

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UNEP and INTERPOL Support Countries in Combating Illegal Logging [viewed]

UNEP25 July 2013: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) announced the results of a project implemented in collaboration with INTERPOL to combat illegal logging in Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Paraguay, Peru and Venezuela.

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Global Initiative Bridges Agriculture and Biodiversity Conservation [viewed]

Bioversity International23 July 2013: Following outcomes from the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD or Rio+20), global leaders in agriculture and biodiversity joined together in July 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to launch the Bridging Agriculture and Conservation Initiative.

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ICIMOD Partnership Promotes Herbal Medicine in Nepal [viewed]

ICIMOD25 July 2013: The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) has established a five-year partnership with Dabur Nepal in the Hindu Kush Himalaya region of Nepal to promote herbal medicine and aromatic plants.

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FAO Outlines Benefits of Fish Drying Techniques in Burundi [viewed]

FAO22 July 2013: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) released a report on the importance of fish drying racks for increased production, livelihoods and nutrition in Burundi's Lake Tanganyika.

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World Bank Project Improves Health and Welfare in Kazakhstan [viewed]

World Bank15 July 2013: The World Bank Nura River Clean-up Project has effectively eliminated mercury pollution and implemented flood management control in the Nura River Basin located in Kazakhstan. Based on pollution sampling and mapping, the project eliminated over 2,000,000 tons of contaminated materials generated by a carbide factory that used mercury to produce rubber.

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