Cooperation & Partnerships

Micronesia Challenge Newsletter Highlights Shark Protection in FSM [viewed]

1 October 2012: The October 2012 issue of the "Micronesia Challenge Newsletter," published by the Micronesia Challenge Secretariat, highlights the establishment of shark protected waters in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM). It also recognizes Palau as the winner of the 2012 Future Policy Award for its marine policies.

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CBD Technical Study Focuses on ICCAs [viewed]

CBDSeptember 2012: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has released a report highlighting the values and benefits of indigenous peoples' and local communities' conserved territories and areas (ICCAs). It stresses that formal recognition of ICCAs should be appropriate to the local situation and adequate to local requirements.

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First Wangari Maathai Award Recognizes Successes in Community Forest Management [viewed]

27 September 2012: The UN has announced that Narayan Kaji Shrestha is the recipient of the first Wangari Maathai award, established by the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) in honor of Maathai, a prominent Kenyan environmentalist and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. Kaji Shrestha is being recognized for promoting community forest management in Nepal, where he established the country's first community forest group.

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Palau Wins Future Policy Award 2012 [viewed]

World Future Council26 September 2012: Palau has received the Future Policy Award 2012 in recognition of its 2003 Protected Areas Network Act and 2009 Shark Haven Act. Two Silver Awards recognized the Philippines, for its 2010 Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park Act, and Namibia, for its 2000 Marine Resources Act.

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OAS Seeks Projects on Marine Migratory Species and Priority Habitats [viewed]

25 September 2012: The Organization of American States (OAS), with support from the US Fish and Wildlife Service, is seeking proposals for projects to support with small grants of up to US$20,000 that will enhance the conservation of shared marine migratory species and habitats of greatest concern in the Western Hemisphere. 

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Event: CBD Colloquium on the Role of ICCAs in Achieving the Aichi Targets [viewed]

In an effort to support implementation of a series of articles of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and decisions of the Conference of the Parties (COP), a one-day Colloquium on the role of indigenous peoples' and local communities' conserved territories and areas (ICCAs) in achieving the Aichi Targets will be co-hosted by the CBD Secretariat, the Governments of Brazil, India, Mexico, the Philippines, Senegal and South Africa, the ICCA Consortium, the International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity and Conservation International. It will comprise a series of regional roundtable discussions.  

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Event: 9th Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas [viewed]

The Pacific Islands Roundtable for Nature Conservation, a network of nongovernmental organizations, donors and regional organizations working in nature conservation in the Pacific, organizes this conference every five years to set activities and strategies for the next five year period. This ninth conference's theme is "Natural Solutions: Building Resilience for a Changing Pacific."  

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Event: Tree Diversity Day [viewed]

Tree Diversity Day will examine the importance of tree diversity for the implementation of the three Rio Conventions. The Day will also convene discussions on enhancing the inclusion of tree diversity within emerging policy instruments, including through demonstrating the global public benefit of the conservation and sustainable use of tree diversity.  

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CBD COP/MOP 6 Opens, Will Discuss International Cooperation in Safe LMO Use [viewed]

1 October 2012: The sixth meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (COP-MOP 6 ) has opened in Hyderabad, India. The meeting will discuss revised guidance for risk assessment and risk management regarding the use of living modified organisms (LMOs), and capacity-building for research and information-sharing regarding socio-economic considerations.

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MOS 1 Adopts Conservation Plan for Sharks [viewed]

27 September 2012: The First Meeting of Signatories (MOS 1) to the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the Conservation of Migratory Sharks, the first meeting since the MOU came into effect in 2011, adopted a conservation plan for sharks. 

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