Protected Areas

Argentina Designates 21st Ramsar Site [viewed]

22 August 2012: The Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat (Ramsar Convention) has reported that the Government of Argentina has designated the Humedales de Península Valdés as its 21st Wetland of International Importance.

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World Bank Road Construction Considers Conservation Issues [viewed]

World Bank2 August 2012: The World Bank is financing the paving of provincial route No. 3 in the province of Chaco, Argentina, an area that goes through the second largest forested area in South America, known as Gran Chaco Americano. A report prepared as part of the project and released on 30 July 2012 contains the results of impact studies and recommendations for conservation during road construction.

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Grenada Becomes Third Co-Chair of GLISPA [viewed]

21 August 2012: Prime Minister Tillman Thomas of Grenada has been tapped to be the third co-chair of the Global Island Partnership (GLISPA). Thomas will join two other co-chairs, James Michel (Seychelles) and Johnson Toribiong (Palau). Thomas will be represented at UN Headquarters in New York, US and in the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) by Dessima Williams, Permanent Representative of Grenada to the UN.

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Spain Designates 74th Ramsar Site [viewed]

19 August 2012: The Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat (Ramsar Convention) has reported that the Government of Spain has designated Lagunas de Ruidera as its 74th Wetland of International Importance.

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World Heritage Centre Signs MOU with French MPA Agency for Indian Ocean Sites [viewed]

6 July 2012: The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has reported that the World Heritage Centre (WHC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the French Marine Protected Area (MPA) Agency (AAMP), in support of the conservation of marine World Heritage sites.

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Event: 27th Session of the IOC Assembly [viewed]

This session of the Assembly of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will take place at UNESCO headquarters.  

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Event: Second World Heritage Marine Site Managers Conference [viewed]

The second World Heritage marine site managers conference will be co-hosted by the World Heritage Centre (WHC) of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the French Marine Protected Area Agency (AAMP).  

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Event: Third International Marine Protected Area Congress [viewed]

The third International Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) Congress aims to define actions to promote cooperation through different initiatives, and to inspire a new way of thinking to face global challenges, such as climate change, poverty reduction, and resource sharing.  

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UN Secretary-General Launches Oceans Compact [viewed]

12 August 2012: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has launched the Oceans Compact, which seeks to support and strengthen the implementation of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). The launch took place at a side event during the Yeosu International Conference, Republic of Korea, held to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the opening for signature of UNCLOS.

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CMS Study Highlights Importance of Transboundary Conservation of Argali [viewed]

10 August 2012: An assessment of the gaps and needs of argali conservation, as well as options for promoting argali conservation cooperation under the Convention for the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), concluded that the threatened argali mountain sheep would benefit greatly from improved transboundary conservation under the Convention.

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