Conservation

Sixth Edition of Ramsar Convention Manual Released [viewed]

14 January 2013: The Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat (Ramsar Convention) has released the sixth edition of the Ramsar Convention Manual, which was first published in 1994 and has since been periodically updated.

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GEF Showcases the Relevance of MPAs for Long-term Sustainable Development [viewed]

GEFDecember 2012: The December 2012 edition of "the greenline," the newsletter of the Global Environmental Facility (GEF), notes the successes of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) as an efficient tool to achieve the Aichi target 11 on the conservation of coastal and marine areas.

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CITES Issues Statement on Recent Trade of Elephants [viewed]

CITES11 January 2013: The Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) has issued a public statement to explain the application of CITES to African elephants, in light of a recent trade of elephants from Zimbabwe to a zoo in China.

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CGRFA Releases Report of Seventh Technical Meeting on Animal Genetic Resources [viewed]

FAODecember 2012: The Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (CGRFA) of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has released the report of the seventh meeting of the Intergovernmental Technical Working Group on Animal Genetic Resources (ITWGAnGr).

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Event: IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 [viewed]

The sixth International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Parks Congress will serve as a vital link to achieving IUCN's overall vision of a “just world that values and conserves nature” and deliver the IUCN Programme 2013-2106.  

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OECD's Mexico EPR Highlights Green, Low-Carbon Growth [viewed]

OECDJanuary 2013: The Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has published the third review of Mexico's environmental performance, including on progress toward a green, low-carbon economy. The Environmental Performance Review (EPR) presents 29 recommendations for achieving the "right mix of policies" to meet Mexico's environmental policy objectives.

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Ramsar, CBD Release Technical Paper on Environmental Water Requirements for Estuaries [viewed]

8 January 2013: The Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat (Ramsar Convention) and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) have jointly published a report, titled "Determination and Implementation of Environmental Water Requirements for Estuaries." The report stresses the importance of maintaining the ecological character of estuaries for both integrated river basin management and integrated coastal zone management.

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Biogeosciences Paper on Coastal Pollution Addresses Nutrient Over-Enrichment [viewed]

3 January 2013: The UN Educational, Scientific and Educational Organization (UNESCO) has reported on the release of a paper, published in Biogeosciences, which addresses nutrient over-enrichment and oxygen depletion from land-based pollution of coastal waters. 

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CBD Secretariat Circulates Report of ICCAs Colloquium [viewed]

21 December 2012: The report of the Colloquium on the role of Indigenous Peoples' and Community Conserved Areas (ICCAs) in achieving the Aichi targets of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, held on 13 October 2012 on the margins of the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the CBD, has been made available online.

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CBD LifeWeb Initiative's Newsletter Provides Overview of Achievements [viewed]

December 2012: The LifeWeb Initiative of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has circulated its newsletter, providing an overview of developments in 2012 and planning for the new phase coming up in 2013.

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