Capacity Building & Education

Event: Regional Workshop for Caribbean Region on Updating National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans [viewed]

Organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), this workshop will assist countries from the Caribbean Region in revising and updating their National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs) in line with the framework of the CBD Strategic Plan.  

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Nagoya Protocol Committee Adopts Recommendations on Future Work, Financial Issues [viewed]

6 July 2012: The second meeting of the Open-ended Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol (ICNP) on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization (ABS) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) adopted eight recommendations setting the groundwork for the Protocol's implementation and entry into force.

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CEC Films Highlight Role of North America's Marine Protected Areas [viewed]

8 June 2012: The North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) celebrated World Oceans Day by releasing a series of short films showing how the nearly 2,000 marine protected areas (MPAs) of Canada, Mexico and the US benefit both marine life and nearby communities.

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Species E-Bulletin Notes Latest Update to Red List [viewed]

June 2012: The June issue of the International Union for Conservation of Nature's Species Survival Commission (IUCN SSC) e-bulletin features the latest update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, released in June 2012 at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20).

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Event: Regional Workshop (Middle East and North Africa) on Updating NBSAPs [viewed]

Organized by Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD ), in collaboration with the UN Environment Programme - Regional Office of West Asia (UNEP-ROWA), the Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs of the Sultanate of Oman, the League of Arab States, and the Biodiversity Indicators Partnership, the Regional Workshop for the Middle East and North Africa on Updating National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs) will assist countries from the Middle East and North Africa in revising and updating their NBSAPs in line with the framework of the CBD Strategic Plan. The workshop will focus on: target setting, stakeholder engagement and the development of country-specific plans for mobilizing financial resources for the implementation of NBSAPs; and the use of biodiversity indicators to monitor biodiversity at national and regional levels in the context of monitoring progress towards the global Aichi Biodiversity Targets.  

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Event: International Day of the World's Indigenous People 2012 [viewed]

The 18th commemoration of the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples will be held at UN Headquarters in New York. The event will include an interactive dialogue “Indigenous Media, Empowering Indigenous Voices” and will showcase short clips and videos. The Day will be organized by the Secretariat of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues DSPD/DESA, the United Nations Department of Public Information, and the NGO Committee on the Decade of the World's Indigenous Peoples.  

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CaMPAM Supports Water-Based Tourism Workshop in Saint Lucia [viewed]

27 March 2012: The Caribbean Marine Protected Area Management Network and Forum (CaMPAM) has reported on a stakeholder workshop on water-based tourism at the St. Lucia Department of Fisheries. The workshop aimed to educate resource users on threats to marine resources and livelihood strategies in the country.

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IUFRO-FORNESSA Congress Discusses Conservation, Sustainable Management of African Forests and Trees [viewed]

29 June 2012: The First International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO)-Forestry Research Network of SubSaharan Africa (FORNESSA) Regional Congress took place on the theme, “Forests and Trees: Serving the People of Africa and the World.” The draft Nairobi Resolution, containing key needs for enhancing goods and services from forests and trees in African landscapes, was presented to participants at the end of the Congress.

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ITTO Joins Tropical Forest Challenge [viewed]

28 June 2012: The International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) has partnered with WWF Switzerland on the Tropical Forest Challenge, a search for the most innovative for-profit solutions from around the world to conserve tropical forest biodiversity.

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FAO, OIE Unveil Global Strategy for Controlling Foot-and-Mouth Disease [viewed]

27 June 2012: The Food and Agricultural Organization of the UN (FAO) and the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) have presented a new Global Strategy to combat foot-and-mouth disease (FMD). The Global Strategy aims to decrease the number of disease outbreaks in infected countries until they attain FMD-free status, and to maintain the official FMD-free status of countries that are already FMD-free.

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