Protected Areas

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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CBD Technical Study Focuses on ICCAs [viewed]

CBDSeptember 2012: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has released a report highlighting the values and benefits of indigenous peoples' and local communities' conserved territories and areas (ICCAs). It stresses that formal recognition of ICCAs should be appropriate to the local situation and adequate to local requirements.

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First Wangari Maathai Award Recognizes Successes in Community Forest Management [viewed]

27 September 2012: The UN has announced that Narayan Kaji Shrestha is the recipient of the first Wangari Maathai award, established by the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) in honor of Maathai, a prominent Kenyan environmentalist and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. Kaji Shrestha is being recognized for promoting community forest management in Nepal, where he established the country's first community forest group.

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Palau Wins Future Policy Award 2012 [viewed]

World Future Council26 September 2012: Palau has received the Future Policy Award 2012 in recognition of its 2003 Protected Areas Network Act and 2009 Shark Haven Act. Two Silver Awards recognized the Philippines, for its 2010 Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park Act, and Namibia, for its 2000 Marine Resources Act.

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