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Economics of Land Degradation Meeting Agrees on Methodology, Working Groups for Initiative [viewed]

ELD5 October 2012: The joint meeting of the Economics of Land Degradation (ELD) initiative gathered academics, political decision makers, local administrators and private sector representatives to consider a methodological approach and scientific baseline for the valuation of land and land-based ecosystem services in the course of the ELD initiative.

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GEF Shares Lessons Learned on Integrated Ecosystem Management in Burkina Faso [viewed]

GEFOctober 2012: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has published a report titled "Integrated Ecosystem Management to Combat Natural Resources Degradation in Watersheds," which outlines lessons learned in applying integrated ecosystem management (IEM) to combat land degradation in Burkina Faso.

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UNDP, Australia Partner with Sri Lanka to Support Community Forestry in Dry Areas [viewed]

UNDP12 October 2012: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Australia announced a partnership with the Government of Sri Lanka to support community forestry in Sri Lanka's dry areas. The investment, totaling AUD5 million, supports Sri Lanka's development vision target of doubling the country's forest cover over 10 years.

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SPREP Trains Tongans in Mangrove Surveying Techniques [viewed]

SPREP12 October 2012: A survey by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) has found the Vava'u Mangrove to be in generally good condition, based on use of the Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Geographical Positioning Systems (GIS) and the Pacific Mangrove Monitoring Manual.

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Congo Designates Three Ramsar Sites [viewed]

Site Ramsar Ntokou-Pikounda (photo courtesy of the Ramsar Secretariat)9 October 2012: The Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat (Ramsar Convention) has reported that the Government of the Republic of Congo has designated three new Ramsar sites, bringing to 10 its total number of sites.

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ITTO/CBD Launch Tropical Forest Biodiversity Project in Mekong River Basin [viewed]

Emmanuel Ze Meka, Executive Director, ITTO, addresses the launching ceremony.1 October 2012: The International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) has launched the third phase of a trans-boundary biodiversity conservation project covering the three Mekong River Basin countries - Cambodia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, and Thailand - known collectively as the Emerald Triangle.

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Event: Caribbean Regional Consultation Workshop on the Development of International Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries [viewed]

The overall objective of the workshop is to support the development of the International Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries (SSF Guidelines) by providing inputs and advice, both with regard to good policies and practices in the region and in respect of overall principles and contents and to provide comments on the current Zero Draft of the SSF Guidelines. Discussions at the workshop will be forward looking and address implementation issues. The SSF Guidelines are intended to become an integral part of ongoing governance and development processes in support of small-scale fisheries. Accordingly, the workshop will promote cross-linkages between the SSF Guidelines and the policies and actions required in the Caribbean region.  

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Pacific Agricultural and Forestry Ministers Endorse Regional REDD+ Framework [viewed]

SPC1 October 2012: The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) announced that the Third Regional Meeting of Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry, which convened on 28 September 2012, in Nadi, Fiji, endorsed the Pacific Islands Regional Policy Framework for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation and forest conservation, sustainable management of forests, and enhancement of forest carbon stocks (REDD+).

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EU, FAO Announce Call for Proposals on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade [viewed]

28 September 2012: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has called for proposals for the EU-supported programme on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT). The programme supports the sharing of FLEGT-related information, including lessons learned, and supports stakeholders implementing the EU FLEGT Action Plan. 

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GEF SGP Rehabilitating Endangered Species in Armenia [viewed]

13 September 2012: The Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme (GEF SGP) implemented by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) is providing support to a project to restore two critically endangered species of trout in Lake Sevan in Armenia. The species are threatened as a result of unsustainable industrial and hydroelectric use of the lake.

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