Protected Areas

IMO's Environment Committee Considers Energy Efficiency, Ballast Water Management and Ship Recycling [viewed]

IMO9 October 2012: The 64th session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) addressed issues related to energy efficiency, ballast water management and ship-recycling. The session also led to the establishment of a new Particularly Sensitive Sea Area (PSSA) in the Saba Bank, in the north-eastern Caribbean area of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

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CBD Rio Conventions Pavilion Highlights Protected Areas [viewed]

Rio Conventions Pavilion at CBD COP 1110 October 2012: The Rio Conventions Pavilion at the 11th meeting of the Conference of the Parties  (COP 11) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Hyderabad, India, continued on 10 October 2012, with participants discussing the theme “Natural Solutions: Protected Areas (PAs) Meeting Biodiversity Targets and Adapting to Global Change.”

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ITTO/CBD Launch Tropical Forest Biodiversity Project in Mekong River Basin [viewed]

Emmanuel Ze Meka, Executive Director, ITTO, addresses the launching ceremony.1 October 2012: The International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) has launched the third phase of a trans-boundary biodiversity conservation project covering the three Mekong River Basin countries - Cambodia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, and Thailand - known collectively as the Emerald Triangle.

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CBD COP 11 Opens with Focus on Strategic Plan Implementation, Climate and Marine Issues [viewed]

8 October 2012: The 11th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 11) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) opened on 8 October 2012, in Hyderabad, India, directly following the sixth Meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety. The two-week meeting will address a series of cross-cutting and ecosystem-related issues, as well as financial, administrative and implementation-related topics.

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Event: Global Island Partnership Annual Steering Committee Meeting [viewed]

The 2013 Global Island Partnership (GLISPA) Annual Steering Committee will focus on GLISPA governance and its goals and priorities as they relate to island conservation and sustainable livelihoods.  

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UNDP Publication Highlights Biodiversity Loss, Recovery Strategies in Europe and CIS [viewed]

2 October 2012: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has launched a publication on biodiversity loss in Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), highlighting the state of biodiversity in the region particularly in the context of climate change, and presenting some outcomes of its biodiversity work funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

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IOSEA E-News Highlights Outcomes of IOTC Meeting [viewed]

IOSEAOctober 2012: The Indian Ocean-South East Asian (IOSEA) Marine Turtle Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) E-News highlights the outcomes of a meeting of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC)'s “Working Party on Ecosystems and Bycatch,” and other news. 

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IUCN SSC E-Bulletin Spotlights Freshwater Species, Sharks in Coral Triangle [viewed]

September 2012: The September issue of the International Union for Conservation of Nature Species Survival Commission (IUCN SSC) "Species e-Bulletin" highlights a study on the decline of freshwater ecosystems in northern Africa, and other news.

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Micronesia Challenge Newsletter Highlights Shark Protection in FSM [viewed]

1 October 2012: The October 2012 issue of the "Micronesia Challenge Newsletter," published by the Micronesia Challenge Secretariat, highlights the establishment of shark protected waters in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM). It also recognizes Palau as the winner of the 2012 Future Policy Award for its marine policies.

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European Network of Nature Conservation Agencies Discusses Biodiversity Agenda [viewed]

25 September 2012: The 11th plenary session of the ENCA provided leaders of Europe's Nature Conservation Agencies the opportunity to reflect on biodiversity challenges and the benefits of nature conservation.

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