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Central Asian Countries Adopt Action Plan for Bukhara Deer Protection [viewed]

Bukhara Deer23 November 2011: At the first meeting of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Bukhara Deer, its Parties Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, committed to an Action Plan outlining increased efforts for protection of the deer and other species.

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UN-REDD Newsletter Outlines Planned Activities for Durban [viewed]

UN-REDD Newsletter - Novermber 201123 November 2011: The November issue of the UN-REDD Newsletter highlights a number of recent activities and reports related to REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, as well as conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of carbon stocks), and outlines UN-REDD's planned activities at the Durban Climate Conference.

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Guest Article #11: Toward Full Operationalization of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) [viewed]

Biodiversity from ecosystems – terrestrial, marine, coastal, and inland water – provides services that are the foundation of economies, human well-being and sustainable development.

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High-level Forum on Ecosystem Management Sends Input to Rio+20 [viewed]

UNEP - CAS18 November 2011: The High-level International Forum on Ecosystem Management and the Green Economy, hosted by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) in collaboration with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), has issued a communiqué recognizing the role of ecosystem management in the transition to a green economy and recommending actions to be taken at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20).

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Ramsar, CMS and AEWA Conduct Technical Mission in Moroccan Wetland [viewed]

Ramsar, CMS and AEWA Conduct Technical Mission in Moroccan Wetland17 November 2011: A technical assistance mission was undertaken in Rabat, Morocco, and the area of Saïdia, on the Ramsar Site “Embouchure de la Moulouya." It addressed concerns regarding the development of tourist facilities in the vicinity, which supports avifauna and high levels of biodiversity.

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Event: Second Session of a Plenary Meeting on IPBES [viewed]

The second session of a plenary meeting to determine the modalities and institutional arrangements for the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) will take place in Panama from 16-21 April 2012. The plenary is convened by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) in cooperation with the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and other organisations. The deadline for registration (see website for registration form) is 31 January 2012.  

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CMS Report Calls for International Collaboration to Protect Ecological Networks [viewed]

Living Planet: Connected Planet21 November 2011: The Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) launched, on the occasion of its 10th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 10), a publication titled "Living Planet: Connected Planet - Preventing the End of the World's Wildlife Migrations through Ecological Networks."

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UNEP Green Economy Report Highlights Benefits of a Sustainable Growth Trajectory [viewed]

UNEP Green Economy Report Highlights Benefits of a Sustainable Growth Trajectory16 November 2011: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) released its final report on green economy. Titled "Towards a Green Economy: Pathways to Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication," the full report expands on UNEP's previous green economy publications - a synthesis for policy makers and summary of conclusions, inter alia - challenging the assumption of a trade-off between the economy and the environment. It argues that with appropriate policies, governments can grow their economies consistently with environmental goals. 

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UNEP Releases Post-Conflict Assessment Report of Rwanda [viewed]

UNEP Releases Post-Conflict Assessment Report of Rwanda16 November 2011: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has led a comprehensive, national-scale post-conflict environmental assessment of Rwanda. The resulting report on Rwanda's post-conflict sustainable development urges the country to create opportunities for a transition towards a green economy.

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UNEP Executive Director, Norwegian Environment Minister Highlight Economic Benefits of Conservation [viewed]

14 November 2011: UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director Achim Steiner, together with Erik Solheim, Norway's Minister of the Environment, have published an article on the current status of migratory species, ahead of the 10th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 10) to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS). 

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