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Tributes Extended for Angela Cropper [viewed]

13 November 2012: Angela Cropper, former Deputy Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), passed away on 12 November 2012. Throughout Cropper's international career, she also served as the first Executive Secretary to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), and as Senior Adviser on Environment and Development at the UN Development Programme (UNDP) Bureau for Development Policy.

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GRASP's Second Meeting Revises Global Strategy, Priority Plan and GRASP Rules [viewed]

8 November 2012: At the Second Council Meeting of the Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP), participants discussed, formulated and revised the Global Strategy for Great Apes (the Global Strategy), the GRASP Priority Plan 2013-2016 (the Priority Plan), and the Rules for the Organization and Management of GRASP (the GRASP Rules). Participants also participated in three Great Ape Seminars on illegal trade, the green economy and technology.

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UNEP Reports to CPR on Ecosystems Management [viewed]

UNEPSeptember 2012: UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director Achim Steiner reported to the 120th Meeting of the Committee of Permanent Representatives (CPR) on UNEP's activities related to ecosystems management, among other activities.

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UNEP Highlights Outcomes Kenya National Dialogue on Water Towers, Forests and Green Economy [viewed]

7 November 2012: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) participated in Kenya's National Dialogue on Water Towers, Forests and Green Economy, part of Kenya's follow-up to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20). The dialogue discussed options for reducing deforestation in the ecosystems serving as Kenya's water towers.

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UNEP Publishes Book on Water and Land Management in the Tana Basin [viewed]

UNEPNovember 2012: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has released a book, titled “Securing Water and Land in the Tana Basin: A Resource Book for Water Managers and Practitioners” providing an overview of the Tana Basin in Kenya and discussing practical solutions to improve land and water security.

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CMS Working Group Discusses Family Manual and NFP E-Community Platform [viewed]

5 November 2012: The Working Group on the Convention for the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) Family Manual met to review progress made in developing the capacity building tools of CMS instruments. 

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UNEP Releases Report on the Costs of Deforestation to the Kenyan Economy [viewed]

UNEP5 November 2012: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Kenya Forest Service have launched a report on the impacts of deforestation on the Kenyan economy. The report, which is titled “The Role and Contribution of Montane Forests and Related Ecosystem Services to the Kenyan Economy,” quantifies the negative effects of deforestation and formulates recommendations, including mainstreaming payment for ecosystem services.

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Event: CMS Workshop to Develop an International Action Plan on the Conservation of Argali and Their Habitat [viewed]

The Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) Secretariat has invited argali range States to nominate relevant technical experts for the working group in order to contribute to the further strengthening and formalization of transboundary conservation of argali. An international consultant will develop a first draft action plan based on the work of participants at the Vilm workshop in March 2012. At the workshop in Bishkek, which will be financed by the GIZ Regional Program on Sustainable Use of Natural Resources in Central Asia, participants will review this document and discuss priority activities for implementation.  

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ASCOBANS 7 Adopts Conservation Plan for Harbour Porpoise, Agrees on Priorities for Research and Conservation [viewed]

24 October 2012: At the seventh meeting of the Agreement on the Conservation of Small Cetaceans of the Baltic, North East Atlantic, Irish and North Seas (ASCOBANS), eight countries agreed on a number of measures to protect whales, dolphins and porpoises in European waters, the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS) has announced. A

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Event: Second Signatory States Meeting of the Dugong MoU [viewed]

The Second Signatory States Meeting (SS2) of the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation and Management of Dugongs (Dugong dugon) and their Habitats throughout their Range will meet in Manila, Philippines.  

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