Conservation

Global Consultation on Agrobiodiversity Addresses South-South Cooperation [viewed]

13 February 2013: A three day Global Consultation, titled "Use and Management of Agrobiodiversity for Sustainable Food Security," provided an opportunity for developing world stakeholders and international organizations to review the role of conservation in the use of agro-biodiversity for sustainable agricultural development.

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CMS and NOAA Sign LOC for Conservation of Migratory Marine Species [viewed]

12 February 2013: The US' National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Department of Commerce/NOAA) and the Secretariat of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) have signed a renewed Letter of Cooperation (LOC) in the conservation and management of migratory marine species and their habitats.

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Event: INC-Forests3 Resumed Session [viewed]

The Third Session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee for a Legally Binding Agreement on Forests in Europe (INC-Forests3) will reconvene to discuss, inter alia, the decision on whether to adopt the Legally Binding Agreement (LBA) as a UN treaty, finance, compliance and the roadmap for negotiations through to the Extraordinary Ministerial Conference of FOREST EUROPE, scheduled for late 2013 in Madrid, Spain, where the results of the LBA negotiations will be presented to ministers.  

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SPREP Calls on Pacific Communities to Assist in Tracking Sea Turtles [viewed]

SPREP13 February 2013: The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) is calling on Pacific communities to assist with ongoing efforts to track over 15,000 sea turtles in the region. Communities are asked to report turtle sightings, along with turtle tracking information to SPREP.

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The Netherlands Designates Four Coastal Ramsar Sites [viewed]

Dutch flag12 February 2012: The Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands has reported that the Government of the Netherlands has designated four new coastal and near-coastal Wetlands of International Importance on the Netherlands Antilles island of Curaçao, in the Leeward Antilles, bringing the total number of sites for this country to 53.

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CMS Participates in Human-Wildlife Health Interface Conference [viewed]

12 February 2013:  The Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) Secretariat recently attended a conference titled "A World United Against Infectious Diseases: Cross Sectoral Solutions” on the linkages between human and wildlife health.

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CITES Secretariat Publishes Recommendations on Listing Proposals [viewed]

CITES11 February 2013: The Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) published its recommendations on the proposals to amend the Appendices of the Convention. The Secretariat consulted bodies concerned with the conservation and sustainable use of marine species and timber species about these proposals, including the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), which convened an Expert Advisory Panel to examine the proposals related to commercially-exploited aquatic species in detail. 

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Event: Special Session of the Southwest Indian Ocean Fisheries Commission (SWIOFC) [viewed]

This Special Session of the Southwest Indian Ocean Fisheries Commission (SWIOFC) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) will take place in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Current membership includes: Comoros, France, Kenya, Madagascar, Maldives, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania, and Yemen. More information on the SWIOFC: http://www.fao.org/fishery/rfb/swiofc/en  

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Event: Invasive Species: Islands Offer Lessons for the World [viewed]

This panel discussion is being convened by the US National Invasive Species Council, in collaboration with the Global Island Partnership (GLISPA), as part of the opening of the 2013 National Invasive Species Awareness Week (NISAW). In this session, policy leaders and invasive species experts from Pacific, Indian Ocean and Caribbean island countries will discuss the range of invasive species challenges they face, focusing on how leadership, coordination with allied issues and cooperation with partners are key ingredients to their biosecurity, control and eradication efforts.  

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Romania Designates Seven Ramsar Sites [viewed]

Romania11 February 2013: The Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar Convention) reported that the Government of Romania has designated seven new Wetlands of International Importance, bringing the total number of sites for this country to 19.

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