Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body

CBD Invites Submission of Materials on Guidance on LMO Risk Assessment [viewed]

CBD31 October 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is inviting submissions of background materials relevant to the Guidance on Assessment of Living Modified Organisms (LMOs) under the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to be considered by the ad hoc technical expert group (AHTEG) on risk assessment.

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CBD Releases Report of Biosafety Compliance Committee [viewed]

CBDOctober 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has released the report of the eighth meeting of the Compliance Committee under the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety.

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CBD's Bushmeat Report Advocates New Management and Enforcement Models [viewed]

CBDOctober 2011: A report prepared for the Bushmeat Liaison Group of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) concludes that resolving the crisis in harvesting bushmeat is possible if governments combine new management models, including community-based management, game ranching and hunting tourism, with new mechanisms for monitoring and law enforcement.

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Abstracts Available of SBSTTA 15 Posters on Ecosystem Restoration [viewed]

October 2011: In view of the 15th Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 15) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the CBD Secretariat has published a report containing the abstracts of posters to be presented, with focus on the contribution of ecosystem restoration to the objectives of the CBD and a healthy planet for all.

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Workshop on Migratory Waterbirds Establishes Global Interflyway Network [viewed]

2 November 2011: An international workshop to review good practice in international initiatives for the conservation of migratory birds provided the first opportunity to bring together practitioners from all flyway initiatives to share lessons learned. The workshop focused mostly on waterbirds, but also addressed raptor, landbird and seabird flyway initiatives.

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CMS Seeks Offers to Host COP 11 in 2014 [viewed]

2 November 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) has solicited offers to host the 11th Meeting of the Conference of Parties to the Convention (COP 11), in 2014.

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CBD Calls for Views on Integration of Biodiversity into Climate-Change-Related Activities [viewed]

CBD25 October 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has invited CBD parties to submit views and case studies on the integration of biodiversity into climate-change-related activities, to be compiled for submission to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) through reporting on the Nairobi work programme on impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change (NWP), and other relevant means.

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UNEP Circulates CBD Executive Secretary Vacancy Announcement [viewed]

CBDOctober 2011: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) announced a call for candidates for the position of Executive Secretary of the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

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Guest Article #9: CMS Networking for Migratory Species: The Way Forward [viewed]

The upcoming 10th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 10) to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) taking place from 20-25 November, in Bergen, Norway, will be another step towards improving species conservation in the more than 30-year history of the Convention.

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Ramsar, WWT Strengthen Cooperation [viewed]

1 November 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention) and the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation to promote the conservation and wise use of wetlands.

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