Conservation

IUCN and ICSU Solicit Views on Stakeholder Engagement in IPBES [viewed]

15 March 2013: The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the International Council for Science (ICSU) have set up a survey to inform the development of the first draft of a stakeholder engagement strategy and to collect views on stakeholder engagement in the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).

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UAE Designates Mangrove and Protected Area as Third Ramsar Site [viewed]

15 March 2013: The Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar Convention) has reported that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has designated the Mangrove and Alhafeya Protected Area in Khor Kalba, located in the emirate of Sharjah, as its third Wetland of International Importance.

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Ramsar, Arctic Council Conservation Programme Discuss Cooperation [viewed]

Ramsar14 March 2013: The Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar Convention) has reported on the recent meeting of the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) programme of the Arctic Council. CAFF's main activity is the Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program (CBMP) focusing on terrestrial, freshwater and marine biodiversity.

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Nominations Invited for GRASP-Ian Redmond Conservation Award [viewed]

March 2013: Announced on the sidelines of the sixteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES CoP 16), the Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP)-Ian Redmond Conservation Award is seeking applications for possible recipients.

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Event: IPBES-2 [viewed]

The second meeting of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) will address, inter alia: the initial work programme of the Platform; financial and budgetary arrangements for the Platform; and rules and procedures for the operations of the Platform, including for the Multidisciplinary Expert Panel. The meeting is scheduled for 9-14 December 2013, in Antalya, Turkey.  

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FAO Circulates Proposed Amendments to CGRFA Rules of Procedure [viewed]

FAO8 March 2013: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has circulated two proposed amendments to the Rules of Procedure of its Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (CGRFA), to be considered during the CGRFA's fourteenth session, to be held from 15-19 April 2013, at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy.

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ICCWC Offers Training on Combating Wildlife and Forest Crime in Asia [viewed]

12 March 2013: The International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime (ICCWC) held a training session for wildlife law enforcement officials from across Asia. The training, which focused on investigative techniques, took place on the sidelines of the sixteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES CoP 16).

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New Mobile Application Provides Information on Marine Fish Species [viewed]

12 March 2013: A new mobile application, AppliFish, provides consumers with information to help make informed choices when purchasing fish.

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Event: Leadership Summit for the Caribbean Challenge Initiative (CCI) [viewed]

This Summit aims to bring together Heads of Governments, Ministers of the Environment, Chief Executive Officers of major corporations and donor agencies to set a new course for the management and preservation of the region's marine and coastal environment. Co-hosted by the Prime Minister of Grenada and the Premier of the British Virgin Islands, the event is supported by Richard Branson of the Virgin Group, and The Nature Conservancy. The Caribbean Challenge Initiative (CCI) was launched in 2008 to provide greater leadership for protecting and sustainably managing the marine and coastal environment across the Caribbean.  

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Chambers Commences Role as CMS Executive Secretary [viewed]

12 March 2013: The Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) has announced that Bradnee Chambers has officially commenced his role as the new Executive Secretary of CMS. He succeeds Elizabeth Mrema.

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