Capacity Building & Education

CMS, Wild Camel Protection Foundation Launch Educational Project to Save Wild Camels [viewed]

6 February 2012: The UN Environment Programme/Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (UNEP/CMS) Secretariat and the Wild Camel Protection Foundation have launched a project to help raise public awareness on the critically endangered wild Bactrian camel (Camelus bactrianus ferus) and its ecological role for the deserts of Mongolia and China.

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SPREP Publishes Booklet on Dugong Conservation [viewed]

2 February 2012: Profiles of dugongs from each range State in the Pacific are the subject of a booklet recently published by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP). Titled "Lady of the Sea: Dugongs: Respect and Protect," the publication also gives an overview of dugongs and conservation measures in place to conserve them.

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CIFOR Examines Role of Indonesian Wetlands in Addressing Climate Change [viewed]

January 2012: The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has released an information brief, titled "Addressing climate change adaptation and mitigation in tropical wetland ecosystems of Indonesia," which calls for research to address information and communication gaps related to land use and carbon dynamics.

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Event: Stakeholder Consultation Meeting on Agriculture Biotechnology in Africa [viewed]

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) are hosting a stakeholder consultation meeting to present and discuss the findings and recommendations of a study on agriculture biotechnology for Africa. It is expected that participants will prioritize key areas to be addressed, as well as identify and agree on roles, responsibilities and resources needed to enhance support for data collection, capacity building, renewed cooperation on biotechnology in the region, and outreach and communication to the public at large.  

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GEF Greenline Newsletter Showcases Project Results in Asia and Africa [viewed]

GEF3 February 2012: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has released the January issue of its Greenline Newsletter, featuring articles on adaptation projects in the Himalayas and Bhutan, a new interactive project tracking tool, and findings of the GEF Evaluation office, among others.

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CBD Invites Action Plans for PoWPA Implementation [viewed]

CBD26 January 2012: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has requested Parties to submit action plans for the implementation of the CBD programme of work on protected areas (PoWPA).

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Ramsar, Ducks Unlimited Strengthen Cooperation [viewed]

12 January 2012: The Secretariat of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention) and Ducks Unlimited have signed a renewed Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) to reinforce their partnership. Ducks Unlimited is a grassroots, volunteer-based organization dedicated to wetlands and waterfowl conservation.

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World Wetlands Day Promotes Sustainable Tourism [viewed]

2 February 2012: The Secretariat of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention) and the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) jointly celebrated World Wetlands Day (WWD) 2012 around the theme of wetlands and tourism, with the goal of advancing sustainable tourism development in wetlands.

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UNESCO IOC Reports on West African Coastal Adaptation Project [viewed]

31 January 2012: The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of the UN Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has reported on the implementation of a project titled Adaptation to Climate Change in Coastal zones of West Africa (ACCC), which involves Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea Bissau and Cape Verde.

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Third Intergovernmental Review Meeting on the GPA Adopts Manila Declaration [viewed]

27 January 2012: The Third Intergovernmental Review (IGR-3) of the Implementation of the Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-Based Activities (GPA) concluded with the adoption of the Manila Declaration on Furthering the Implementation of the GPA, and of the GPA's Programme of Work 2012-1016. These outcomes will be forwarded for consideration and adoption by the UN Environment Programme's (UNEP) Governing Council at its 12th Special Session.

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