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CMS Reports on Niger's Creation of the Termin Reserve [viewed]

8 March 2012: The Secretariat of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) has reported that the Government of Niger has approved the creation of the Termit Tin Toumma National Nature and Cultural Reserve, which now becomes one of the largest protected areas in Africa.

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Event: CMS Meeting to Negotiate the Institutional and Legal Framework for the Central Asian Flyway [viewed]

The meeting to negotiate the institutional and legal framework for the Central Asian Flyway under the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) will be held from 12-13 December 2012, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.  

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Event: First Meeting of Signatories to the Raptors MoU [viewed]

The First Meeting of Signatories (MoS1) to the UN Environment Programme/Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (UNEP/CMS) Raptors Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will be held 9-11 December 2012 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE).  

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Guest Article #12: Addressing Climate Change, Biodiversity Loss and Poverty through Sustainable Ecosystem Management [viewed]

The world's ecosystems are currently being degraded at an alarming rate and this is occurring at a time when we are facing trends of increasing global temperature, hunger, water scarcity, and biodiversity loss, compounded by a global population of 7 billion, which is to hit 9 billion in the next 40 years. Biodiversity is being lost and we face the uncertainty of how climate change will affect us. The Green Economy, Climate Change, Ecosystems, Biodiversity and Poverty are inextricably connected.

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UNEP-WCMC Project to Review Incorporation of Biodiversity Values into NBSAPs [viewed]

28 February 2012: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has encouraged CBD parties to participate in a survey organized by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP-WCMC) and the Institute for European Environmental Policy, which is part of a project aiming to identify good practice and lessons learnt from incorporating biodiversity and ecosystem service values into national biodiversity strategies and action plans (NBSAPs).

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UNEP/GRID-Arendal Newsletter Highlights TEEB Oceans Study [viewed]

February 2012: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP)/GRID-Arendal Marine Programme has released the February 2012 edition of its newsletter, which features an article on The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) Oceans study.

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UN-REDD Newsletter Highlights Activities in Indonesia and Sri Lanka [viewed]

UN-REDD28 February 2012: The February issue of the UN-REDD Programme's monthly Newsletter reviews various international and country-specific activities related to reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, as well as conservation, sustainable management of forests and carbon stock enhancement in developing countries (REDD+).

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CMS Participates in WCS/IUCN Cross River Gorilla Strategic Planning Workshop [viewed]

28 February 2012: The Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) Agreements Officer, Melanie Virtue, participated in the Cross River Gorilla strategic planning workshop, which was organized by The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and held under the auspices of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Primate Specialist Group.

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CMS Launches Dugong, Seagrass and Coastal Communities Initiative [viewed]

26 February 2012: The Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) has announced the launch of the Dugong, Seagrass and Coastal Communities Initiative, which aims to improve livelihoods and create economic opportunity in exchange for the conservation of dugongs and their seagrass habitat.

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UNEP Global Environmental Alert Service Bulletin Focuses on Lake Urmia, Iran [viewed]

UNEP27 February 2012: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Global Environmental Alert Service (GEAS) has released the February edition of its bulletin, which focuses on Lake Urmia, a hypersaline lake in Iran. The bulletin was produced under the theme of climate change, resource efficiency, ecosystem management, and environmental governance, and focuses on the drying of Lake Urmia and its environmental consequences.  

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