Science, Assessment & Monitoring

CMS COP11 Adopts Record Number of Listing Proposals [viewed]

copcms9 November 2014: The eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP11) to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) approved thirty-one proposals to add species to the Convention's two appendices. In closing the meeting, Ecuador Minister of Environment, Lorena Tapia, said that COP11 participants “made borders disappear” by making firm decisions and commitments for action on migratory species' conservation.

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UNEP Announces 2014 Champions of the Earth Laureates [viewed]

championsoftheearth7 November 2014: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has announced the recipients of the UN's highest environmental honor, the ‘Champions of the Earth Award,' which recognizes innovators and policymakers for service to the environment, saving lives, improving livelihoods and bettering environmental governance and conservation.

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CAMI Publication on Saving the Last Migrations Launched at CMS COP11 [viewed]

central-asian-mammals-initiative6 November 2014: Under the auspices of Central Asian Mammals Initiative (CAMI), the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) has launched the publication 'Central Asian Mammals Initiative: Saving the Last Migrations.'

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Illegal Killing, Trapping and Trade in Birds in Focus at CMS COP11 [viewed]

cms-cop106 November 2014: At the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS COP11), in Quito, Ecuador, countries are taking steps to combat the illegal killing, trapping and trade of birds. Parties are also considering including the Great Bustard in Appendix I of the Convention and are expected to agree on a Global Action Plan for the Saker Falcon.

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EEPSEA, WorldFish Partnership Supports Sustainable Resource Management in Asia [viewed]

WorldFishNovember 2014: WorldFish has published a feature article on a partnership between the Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia (EEPSEA) and WorldFish that supports sustainable resource management in communities across Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Viet Nam by providing access to research grants, mentors and literature, and opportunities for training and knowledge sharing for local researchers.

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Reports on Marine Debris Presented to CMS COP11 [viewed]

cms-cop105 November 2014: Three reports on the impact of marine debris on migratory marine species and solutions are being introduced at the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS COP11) in Quito, Ecuador.

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CMS COP11 Side-Event Discusses Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Landbirds [viewed]

birdlife-cms-rspb5 November 2014: Participants gathered at the margins of the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS COP11) for a side-event on the conservation of African-Eurasian migratory landbirds.

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CMS Hosts Event on Renewable Energy, Power Lines and Migratory Species [viewed]

cms-bridlife4 November 2014: A side-event to the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS COP11), organized by BirdLife International and the Secretariats of the CMS, the African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement (AEWA), and the Memorandum of Understanding concerning the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia (Raptors MoU), highlighted the impacts of renewable energy developments on bird populations.

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UNEP Magazine 'Our Planet' Focuses on Protected Areas, Biodiversity and Climate Change [viewed]

UNEPNovember 2014: The November issue of the UN Environment Programme's (UNEP) ‘Our Planet' magazine focuses on interactions between biodiversity, climate change and protected areas under the heading ‘Climate for Life.' The issue contains 11 feature articles and provides highlights of UNEP's work as well as country-level action on climate change mitigation and environmental conservation.

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Event: Consultation on the ITPGR Global Information System [viewed]

This International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGR) Consultation will be organized back-to-back with the XXIII International Plant and Animal Genome Conference and will be followed, on 9 January 2015, by a series of meetings and presentations under the umbrella of the DivSeek Initiative. Its objectives are, among others, to conduct a review of on-going relevant initiatives, identify gaps in the existing information systems and recognize best practices and methodologies for managing information on a global scale.  

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