Conservation

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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Event: 7th Session of the Intergovernmental Technical Working Group on Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture [viewed]

The Working Group was established by the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture at its Seventh Session in May 1997, in line with Conference Resolution 3/95. The Thirteenth Regular Session of the Commission in 2011 decided that the Working Group should meet prior to the next Regular Session of the Commission. Issues to be addressed by the Seventh Session of the Working Group include: review of the progress made in the implementation of the Global Plan of Action for Animal Genetic Resources; implementation and review of the Funding Strategy for the implementation of the Global Plan of Action; preparation of the Second Report on the State of the World's Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture; and indicators to measure progress made in the implementation of the Global Plan of Action, and the further development of the headline indicator of the Convention on Biological Diversity for trends in genetic diversity of domesticated animal species of major socio-economic importance.  

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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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India Names Wildlife Sanctuary a Ramsar Site [viewed]

28 September 2012: The Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat (Ramsar Convention) has reported that the Government of India has designated Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary, a wildlife sanctuary in Gujarat state, as its 26th Wetland of International Importance.

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Bhutan Names First Two Ramsar Sites [viewed]

28 September 2012: The Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat (Ramsar Convention) has reported that the Convention has come into force for Bhutan, as of 7 September 2012, and that the paperwork is complete for its first two Wetlands of International Importance.

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European Commissioner for the Environment Highlights Natura 2000 Programme [viewed]

25 September 2012: During the “Three for the Tree – Investing in Natura 2000 for Future Prosperity and Well-Being,” event organized by WWF, IUCN and the European Environmental Bureau (EEB), European Commissioner for the Environment Janez Potočnik celebrated the 20th anniversary of the EU Habitats Directive and Natura 2000 network.

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IUCN Reports on Freshwater Species Extinction in Northern Africa [viewed]

10 September 2012: A report from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) finds that 28% of aquatic species in northern Africa face extinction, higher than elsewhere in Africa. This includes fishes, molluscs, crabs, dragon and damselflies, as well as aquatic plants. 

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Andean Community Workshop Examines Wildlife Management, Priority Species [viewed]

26 September 2012: The Andean Community (CAN) convened wildlife officials and managers from Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru and invited regional experts to discuss wildlife management in CAN's Amazonian regions, focused on "priority species." The 24-26 September 2012 workshop held in Lima, Peru was coordinated by the Wildlife Conservation Society with guidance from CAN's biodiversity program, BioCAN.

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FAO's Russian Forest Sector Outlook Study Calls for Significant Investment and Reform [viewed]

FAO25 September 2012: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) and the Government of the Russian Federation have released "The Russian Forest Sector Outlook Study to 2030," which covers the 20% of the world's forests located in the Russian Federation, projecting increased forest product production under all scenarios. However, in order to maximize sustainable forest management benefits, the report calls for significant investment, reform and protection.

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