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Event: 2014 International Day for Biological Diversity: Island Biodiversity [viewed]

To coincide with the designation by the UN General Assembly of 2014 as the International Year of Small Island Developing States (SIDS), the theme of the International Day for Biological Diversity 2014 will be 'Island Biodiversity'. A Special Event to celebrate the Day will be hosted by the Permanent Missions of Grenada, Samoa, Palau, Papua New Guinea and Mauritius, as well as the Global Island Partnership (GLISPA), at UN Headquarters (contact krishna1@un.org). Worldwide, more than 44 countries have registered events and activities in support of the Day.  

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CMS Convenes CSAB Meeting to Discuss Science Conservation Linkages [viewed]

CMS25 October 2013: The Secretariat of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS) has concluded a series of meetings that discussed collaboration among related conventions and addressed the linkages between science and migratory species conservation. 

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CBD Secretariat Circulates Guidance on Incorporating Biodiversity-Related Conventions into Revised NBSAPs [viewed]

CBD18 October 2013: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has issued a notification containing a compilation of pertinent resolutions and associated tools developed under the biodiversity-related conventions, to be used by CBD parties in the process of revising and updating their national biodiversity strategies and action plans (NBSAPs).

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CBD Secretariat Reports on CBD Administration from January to June 2013 [viewed]

CBDOctober 2013: The 60th edition of the Quarterly Report on the Administration of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), covering the period from January to June 2013, has been made available online.

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Global Snow Leopard Forum Adopts Declaration, International Day [viewed]

global-snow-leopard23 October 2013: The Global Snow Leopard Conservation Forum closed with the President of Kyrgyzstan, Almazbek Atambayev, calling on the twelve range States to intensify snow leopard conservation efforts. The forum saw the adoption of a declaration as well as a day to recognize snow leopard conservation.

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ICRAF Launches Search Engine for Agroforestry Species [viewed]

cgiar-icraf23 October 2013: The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) has announced the launch of the Agroforestry Species Switchboard, which is designed to facilitate improved internet searches on agroforestry species, based on the limitation of sources to thirteen trusted sites.

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Global Biodiversity Informatics Outlook Framework Launched [viewed]

biodiversityinformatics22 October 2013: Initiated by the Global Biodiversity Informatics Conference (GBIC), an international scientific collaboration launched in July 2012 to use information technology to support decisions around biodiversity, has released its framework document.

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CBD SBSTTA 17 Identifies Key Scientific and Technical Needs for Implementation of the Strategic Plan [viewed]

CBD21 October 2013: Convened from 14-18 October 2013, in Montreal, Canada, the seventeenth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 17) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) featured a new format aiming to enhance its scientific and technical focus. SBSTTA 17 focused on the scientific and technical needs related to the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and its Aichi targets, and its contribution to the intersessional process of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).

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Expert Workshop Focuses on Enhancing Biodiversity Data and Observing Systems [viewed]

CBD12 October 2013: Held prior to 17th meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA), in Montreal, Canada, the expert workshop on enhancing biodiversity data and observing systems in support of the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 addressed ways in which the collection of, access to and the use of biodiversity data and observations can be enhanced to support evidence-based decision making and planning, with a view to achieving the Aichi biodiversity targets and corresponding national targets.

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FAO Initiates Preparation of Second Report on World's Animal Genetic Resources [viewed]

FAOOctober 2013: Initiating preparations for the second report on the 'State of the World's Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture,' scheduled for publication in 2015, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has circulated an electronic questionnaire to be used by countries in drafting their country reports.

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