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Event: CBD Caribbean and Mid-Atlantic Regional Workshop to Facilitate the Description of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas [viewed]

This workshop is organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in collaboration with the Secretariat of the Caribbean Environment Programme. It will review relevant scientific data compiled through the CBD repository system of ecologically or biologically significant marine areas (EBSAs) and other credible, quality-controlled sources; describe EBSAs through application of scientific criteria for EBSAs (Decision IX/20) and other relevant criteria; and identify gaps and needs for further elaboration in describing EBSAs.  

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Task Force Established to Promote Implementation of Aichi Biodiversity Targets [viewed]

CBD21 September 2011: A Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) was signed between the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and 27 international agencies, organizations and environmental conventions, aiming to achieve and implement the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and its Aichi Biodiversity Targets.

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UNEP/CMS Thesis Award Given for Research on African Elephants' Response to Honey Bees [viewed]

20 September 2011: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP)/Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) Thesis Award 2011 has been given to Dr Lucy E. King, a biologist from the UK. Her PhD thesis on “The interaction between the African elephant (Loxodonta africana africana) and the African honeybee (Apis mellifera scutellata) and its potential application as an elephant deterrent” was one of 60 submitted.

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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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