Conservation

Event: Workshop on Custodian Farmers of Agricultural Biodiversity [viewed]

This workshop, titled "Custodian Farmers of Agricultural Biodiversity: Policy support for their roles in use and conservation," will bring together 22 tropical fruit tree farmers from India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal and Thailand, to share common experiences and challenges related to conserving and using biodiversity on the farm. Participating researchers will present related case studies. The workshop is being hosted by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and Bioversity International, in collaboration with the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources (NBPGR) and Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers' Rights Authority (PPVFRA).  

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Event: Regional Great Lakes Stakeholder Forum [viewed]

This meeting is organized by the Albertine Rift Conservation Society as part of a regional Stakeholders Engagement for Informed Decision-Making, Threats Mitigation and Sustainable Fresh Water Services Management in the Great Lakes Region of East and Central Africa project. The forum will convene under the theme "Addressing the drivers of change in the Freshwater Systems of the Great Lakes Region". The two-day event will take place in the framework of the project ARCOS is implementing with funding support from the MacArthur Foundation and in partnership with Lake Tanganyika Authority, Nile Basin Discourse, Ramsar Centre for Eastern Africa, BirdLife International/Africa Partnership Secretariat and IUCN-Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office.  

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ITTO, UNU Analyze REDD+ and Community Forestry in Asia [viewed]

February 2013: The International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) and the UN University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS) have released a report, titled "Governing the Forests: An Institutional Analysis of REDD+ and Community Forest Management in Asia." The report presents a background on REDD+, explores ways to link REDD+ to community forestry, and provides lessons learned and recommendations.

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Event: Enhancing the Mountain Partnership in Africa for Sustainable Development in African Water Towers [viewed]

This meeting, organized by the Albertine Rift Conservation Society (ARCOS) and The Mountain Partnership Secretariat, in collaboration with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the World Conservation Union (IUCN) and the Government of Rwanda, is supported by the MacArthur Foundation. The main objective of the meeting is to continue building an African agenda and a strong Mountain Partnership constituency on the sustainable development of mountain ecosystems, while contributing to climate change and water discussions. The meeting will provide an opportunity for participants to share views and experiences on the current state of sustainable development in mountain regions in Africa and to discuss joint activities, future challenges and opportunities. The one-day event will take place ahead of the wider Regional Great Lakes Stakeholders Forum.  

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Event: Roundtable on Combating Transnational Organized Wildlife and Forest Crime for Ministers and High-level Representatives [viewed]

The International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime (ICCWC), in close coordination with Thailand, is organizing a roundtable discussion on combating transnational organized wildlife and forest crime for ministers and high-level representatives. The event will be held alongside the 16th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES CoP16).  

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Event: First Global Meeting of the Wildlife Enforcement Networks [viewed]

The International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime (ICCWC), in close collaboration with the US Department of State, is organizing the first global meeting of the wildlife enforcement networks. The event will be held alongside the 16th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES CoP16).  

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Event: High-Level Meeting on the Rule of Law and the Environment [viewed]

Convened by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) prior to the 27th Session of the UNEP Government Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GC/GMEF 27), this meeting will examine linkages between sustainable development and the rule of law, such as the negative effects of transnational organized crime, including environmental crime; the mutually supportive relationship between the adherence to the rule of law and the respect for all human rights; access to justice in environmental matters and new and emerging principles, such as the non-regression in environmental law; and the importance of country systems and other developments at the national level to improve the effectiveness of environmental law.  

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TRIDOM Partners Discuss Anti-Poaching Action Plan for 2013 [viewed]

6 December 2012: The Congo Basin Forest Partnership project TRIDOM met from 5-6 December 2012, in Doula, Cameroon, to discuss stepping up anti-poaching efforts in 2013. TRIDOM refers to the transborder complex of protected areas in the countries of Cameroon, the Republic of Congo and Gabon.

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UNDP, WCS Programme Revives South Sudan's Parks and Wildlife [viewed]

UNDP5 February 2013: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) are collaborating to train South Sudanese wildlife authorities on all aspects of professional park management. The programme aims to preserve wildlife and support rural livelihoods through three components: improving national park conservation; building government capacity; and sustainably financing conservation efforts.

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Event: 63rd Meeting of the Standing Committee [viewed]

The 63rd Meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Standing Committee, will address: arrangements for the 16th meeting of the Conference of the Parties; potential conflicts of interest; cooperation with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO); and other issues.  

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