Conservation

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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Micronesian Challenge Newsletter Highlights Kosrae Marine Protected Area Awareness Project [viewed]

2 February 2013: The February 2013 issue of the "Micronesia Challenge Newsletter," published by the Micronesia Challenge Secretariat, highlights recent support for the Awareness Campaign for Sustainable Management of the Tafunsak Marine Protected Area Project in Kosrae. It also spotlights the outcomes of a Micronesian Challenge Communications workshop, which convened in Guam.

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FAO Convenes Expert Consultations on Aquatic Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture [viewed]

FAO1 February 2013: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) held two back-to-back consultations with experts on: the finalization of guidelines for preparation of country reports for the first report on the State of the World's Aquatic Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (SoWAqGR); and the establishment of terms of reference (TOR) for a Committee on Fisheries (COFI) Advisory Working Group on Genetic Resources.

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CMS Scientific Council Workplace Launched [viewed]

25 January 2013:  The Secretariat of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) announced the establishment of a new online platform, the CMS Scientific Council Online Workspace. 

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IUCN/TRAFFIC Report Submitted to CITES Highlights Status, Conservation and Trade in Rhino [viewed]

22 January 2013: A new Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) notification highlights that the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)/Species Survival Commission African and Asian Rhino Specialist Groups and TRAFFIC Final Report referred to in CITES Resolution Conf. 9.14 (Rev. CoP15) was received by the Secretariat in late December 2012 and is now available.

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