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Event: 2011 UNEP-CEP/CaMPAM Training of Trainers Course in Marine Protected Area Management [viewed]

An initiative of the Caribbean Environment Programme of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP-CEP) and the Caribbean Marine Protected Areas Management Network and Forum (CaMPAM), the CaMPAM Training of Trainers Course aims to support the Caribbean Challenge initiative, and to assist in the establishment of a fully ecologically-representative, climate change resilient, and functional network of marine protected areas in the Caribbean.  

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CMS, Migratory Wildlife Network Sign Partnership Agreement [viewed]

CMS MWN14 September 2011: The Secretariat to the Convention on Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) and the recently launched Migratory Wildlife Network (MWN) signed a Partnership Agreement on 14 September 2011. The Agreement seeks to enhance the engagement of conservation NGOs, wildlife scientists and wildlife policy specialists to coordinate and advance the conservation of migratory wildlife through the CMS.

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UNEP-CEP and The Nature Conservancy Introduce Quarterly Update on Caribbean Challenge [viewed]

9 September 2011: The UN Environment Programme Caribbean Environment Program (UNEP-CEP) and The Nature Conservancy released the inaugural issue of a quarterly update to increase awareness of the Caribbean Challenge initiative, share progress and inspire others.  

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CITES Publishes Draft Joint CMS/CITES Action Plan [viewed]

CITES/CMS2 September 2011: At the request of the 61st meeting of the Standing Committee to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), the CITES Secretariat has published the draft joint Action Plan of the CITES/Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) Secretariats.

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CMS-Chaired Working Group Identifies Mitigation Measures to Reduce Seabirds Bycatch [viewed]

2 September 2011: The Seabirds Bycatch Working Group of the Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP), an agreement developed under the auspices of the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), has convened to discuss seabird bycatch, breeding sites and status and trends.

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CMS and IUCN ELC Enter into New Agreement [viewed]

2 September 2011: The International Union for Conservation of Nature's Environmental Law Center (IUCN ELC) and the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) have entered into a memorandum for continued cooperation on legal matters.

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Event: UEF-UNEP Course on Multilateral Environmental Agreements [viewed]

The University of Eastern Finland (UEF) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) are jointly organizing this two-week course on international environmental law-making and diplomacy. The course aims to transfer past experience in the field of international environmental law to current and future negotiators of multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs). The course will focus on "Synergies among Biodiversity Related Conventions."  

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WMBD 2011 Registers Highest-ever Participation [viewed]

August 2011: The Secretariats of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS) and the African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) announced that 205 registered events took place in 64 countries worldwide to celebrate World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) 2011, on 14-15 May 2011. "AEWA News" reports that this was a record-breaking level of participation.

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UNCCD Executive Secretary Visits Reforestation Program in Dominican Republic [viewed]

August 2011: Luc Gnacadja, Executive Secretary of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), recently visited the Dominican Republic and its flagship national program called the Quisqeya Verde Program.

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UNEP Issues Policy Brief on the Role of Forests in a Green Economy [viewed]

23 August 2011: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has released the fifth issue in its Policy Series on Ecosystem Management, titled "Sustaining Forests: Investing in Our Common Future," which addresses forest issues in relation to the green economy and climate change.

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