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EEA 2013 Work Programme to Address Freshwater, Biodiversity, Land Use, SCP [viewed]

28 January 2013: The European Environment Agency (EEA) has released its “Annual Management Plan 2013,” which outlines the EEA work programme that will address a broad range of issues including: biodiversity; freshwater; marine environment; ecosystems; environment and health; sustainable consumption and production (SCP); land use; and agriculture and forests.

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Loss of Species Threatens Human Survival, Reports EU News Update [viewed]

23 January 2013: The new "Science for Environment Policy-Thematic Issue on Biodiversity, Agriculture and Health," published by the European Commission, features two alerts highlighting how species extinction threatens human well-being.

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EEA Calls for Improved Governance of Technological Risk [viewed]

EEA23 January 2013: The European Environment Agency (EEA) has released a report on the precautionary principle and technological innovation titled “Late Lessons from Early Warnings: Science, Precaution, Innovation,” which includes 20 historical and contemporary case studies.

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EFSA Publishes Risk Assessments of Pesticides for Honey Bee Health [viewed]

EFSA16 January 2012. The European Food Safety Authority has released the results of risk assessments for three neonicotinoids used as active substances in pesticides.

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EC to Fund INTERPOL's Efforts against Wildlife Crime [viewed]

21 December 2012: The European Commission (EC) has announced that it will contribute €1.73 million to INTERPOL in support of its Project Combat Wildlife Crime, which operates under the International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime (ICCWC) and includes the Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, the World Bank and the World Customs Organisation. In addition, the EC will be providing €2 million to the MIKE programme, which monitors elephant poaching across Africa.

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EEA Report Highlights Impacts of Invasive Alien Species in Europe [viewed]

EEA20 December 2012: The European Environment Agency (EEA) has published a report on the impacts of invasive alien species (IAS) in Europe, aiming to raise awareness and inform all stakeholders, including the general public about the environmental and socioeconomic impacts of IAS.

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EC Agrees on 2013 Fishing Opportunities for Certain Stocks in Black Sea, Long-Term Plan for Cod Stocks [viewed]

18 December 2012: The EU has announced the outcomes of the first day of its 3212th Council meeting, which addressed fisheries matters, noting the Council reached agreement on 2013 fishing opportunities for certain stocks in the Black Sea, and also agreed on an amendment to regulation for a long-term plan for cod stocks.

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EU Releases Statistical Pocketbook on Agriculture, Fishery and Forestry [viewed]

18 December 2012: Eurostat, the EU's statistical office, has released the 2012 edition of the pocketbook on agriculture, fishery and forestry statistics.

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FARNET Magazine Focuses on Role of Fisheries in Local Development [viewed]

12 December 2012: The Autumn-Winter issue of the Fisheries Areas Network (FARNET) Magazine features articles on the role of fisheries communities in local development, including one about fisheries local action groups (FLAGs).

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PISCES Produces Guide on Ecosystem Approaches in Celtic Sea Marine Policy [viewed]

11 December 2012: The WWF-UK led project, Partnerships Involving Stakeholders in the Celtic Sea Ecosystem (PISCES), has produced a practical guide for stakeholders and government decision-makers on implementing the ecosystem approach in marine policy. The guide has a focus on marine spatial planning and implementation of the EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD).

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