Cooperation & Partnerships

FAO, CITES Workshop Reviews Effectiveness of Regulatory Shark Measures [viewed]

7 March 2012: The report of an international workshop to “Review the Application and Effectiveness of International Regulatory Measures for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Elasmobranchs,” organized jointly by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) and the Convention on International Trade of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), was been released.

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GEF Publishes Review of Water, Environment and Sustainable Livelihood Projects [viewed]

March 2012: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has published a booklet highlighting its operations related to the management of transboundary freshwater basins and aquifers, titled “Contributing to Global Security: GEF Action on Water, Environment and Sustainable Livelihoods.”

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Event: 26th Session of the North American Forest Commission [viewed]

Established in 1958, the North American Forest Commission (NAFC) is one of six Regional Forestry Commissions established by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to provide a policy and technical forum for countries to discuss and address forest issues on a regional basis. It meets every two years. At its 26th session, NAFC is scheduled to discuss, among other agenda items: the strengthening of international cooperation in forest fire; the long-term strategy for the Global Forest Resources Assessment; and regional issues identified by the Commission for the attention of the Committee on Forestry (COFO).  

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€1 Million Pledged for Save Our Species (SOS) Initiative [viewed]

6 March 2012: The French Global Environment Facility (FFEM) has announced the donation of €1 million to support the Save Our Species (SOS) global coalition to protect threatened species, an initiative led by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the World Bank.

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SPREP, China Discuss Opportunities for Future Cooperation [viewed]

5 March 2012: During an official visit in Beijing, China, David Sheppard, Director-General of the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), met with China Development Gateway, the official online source of information and development tools for the Chinese Government. Sheppard provided an overview of the work of SPREP and discussed opportunities for future joint cooperation with China.

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Africa Environment Day, Wangari Maathai Day, Calls for Rio+20 to Address Environmental Challenges [viewed]

3 March 2012: Africa Environment Day, now celebrated in conjunction with Wangari Maathai Day in honour of the contributions of the late Nobel Laureate, on 3 March, aims to raise awareness of the objectives of sustainable environmental management among decision-makers at all levels. This year's celebration was held under the theme "Lake Chad: Our common heritage, our common future."

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Nominations Open for 2012 MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity [viewed]

1 March 2012: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has reported that nominations for the 2012 MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity are now open. Organized by the AEON Environmental Foundation and CBD Secretariat with the support of the Ministry of Environment of Japan, the MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity is a biennial international prize that honors individuals who have made outstanding contributions for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity at global, regional or local levels.

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SPC, FFPRI to Cooperate on Forestry Research [viewed]

29 February 2012: The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) has reported that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute (FFPRI) of Japan. SPC and FFPRI will conduct collaborative research activities (CRAs) to identify and provide solutions to issues of tree breeding and stand improvement in coastal areas.  

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Andean Community Examines Possible Cooperation Against Illegal Mining [viewed]

29 February 2012: The Andean Community (CAN) held its first meeting on coordination regarding illegal mining, which provided an opportunity to share experiences on possible cooperation within the framework of the CAN to address this issue.

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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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