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Event: Nairobi Convention Science for Policy Workshop [viewed]

This workshop is being held prior to COP 7 of the Nairobi Convention to provide an opportunity for stakeholders to highlight emerging issues within the Nairobi Convention, and provide a space for scientific evidence to be presented to policy makers for consideration for new policies.  

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Event: Seventh Conference of the Parties to the Nairobi Convention [viewed]

The Seventh Conference of the Parties (COP 7) to the Nairobi Convention is being convened under the theme "Partnering for a Healthy Western Indian Ocean." It is expected that COP 7 will foster collaboration between international, regional and national organizations as well as secure partnerships between key regional players and the Contracting Parties of the Nairobi Convention in the implementation of the Nairobi Convention Work Programme 2013-2016. COP 7 is preceded by the Science for Policy Workshop (10-11 December) and the Policy Makers and Experts Meeting (12 December) to review decisions to be taken at the COP. The Nairobi Convention area includes: Comoros, France, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, Somalia, Tanzania and South Africa.  

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Event: Meeting of Nairobi Convention National Focal Points [viewed]

In partnership with the Government of Mozambique, the Nairobi Convention is organizing this meeting to discuss the implementation of the Nairobi Convention's Work Programme and preparations for the Seventh Conference of Parties (COP7) to the Nairobi Convention, scheduled to be held in December 2012. The Nairobi Convention area includes: Comoros, France, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, Somalia, Tanzania and South Africa.  

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Year of the Bat Newsletter Highlights Plight of Bats in Asia Pacific [viewed]

3 August 2012: The UN Environment Programme Convention for the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (UNEP/CMS) has published the fifth edition of the newsletter, "Year of the Bat Chat," highlighting the status of bats in Asia and the Pacific. CMS leads the Year of the Bat campaign in 2012.

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UNEP, Partners Establish Tana Basin Coordination and Information Platform [viewed]

UNEP25 July 2012: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has announced the formation of the Tana Basin Coordination and Information Platform, which it says will focus on promoting the sustainable allocation of the Kenyan river's resources. The Tana Basin covers approximately 20% of Kenya's total land area, supplies 32% of drinking water nationally, and is the country's only source of hydroelectric power.

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ICCWC Launches Toolkit on Wildlife and Forest Crime [viewed]

25 July 2012: The International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime (ICCWC) has launched the Wildlife and Forest Crime Analytic Toolkit, which will allow countries to collect and analyze available data, gather evidence, prepare and preserve the wildlife and forest crime scene, and identify suspects. 

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CITES/UNEP-WCMC Study Highlights Trends in Trade of Appendix II Species [viewed]

EU-UNEP-WCMC-CITES23 July 2012: A new report finds that international trade in wildlife contributes substantially to the livelihoods of the rural poor, and indigenous and local communities (ILCs). The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) commissioned the UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) to analyze trade trends in protected species and prepare the report, which covers species listed in CITES Appendix II from 1996-2010.

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UN-REDD Newsletter Reports on REDD+ Partnership Meeting [viewed]

19 July 2012: The UN Collaborative Programme on REDD's (UN-REDD) July Newsletter reports on the third meeting and workshop of the REDD+ Partnership in 2012, which was held in Santa Marta, Columbia, from 1-2 July 2012.

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CITES Improves Virtual Course for Customs Officials [viewed]

CITES19 July 2012: The Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) has announced that an updated and improved version of the course for customs officials is now available through the CITES Virtual College. The course is designed to assist officials in identifying and processing specimens of CITES-listed species.

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CAFF to Cooperate With AEWA, Ramsar on Arctic Biodiversity Conservation [viewed]

16 July 2012: The Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) Working Group signed two Resolutions of Cooperation (ROCs) - with the Secretariat of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA), and the Secretariat of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat (Ramsar Convention) - to create awareness and enhance capacity for understanding change in Arctic biodiversity.

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