Stakeholder Participation

ADB Symposium Addresses Wildlife Crime in Asia [viewed]

ADB11 March 2013: A three-day symposium organized by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on the sidelines of the sixteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) brought together senior justices, Attorney Generals, prosecutors, wildlife and environment police, customs officers and government enforcement experts to identify actions to address wildlife crime in Asia.

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World Bank GTI Convenes Meeting to Advance Snow Leopard Conservation [viewed]

9 March 2013: Representatives and experts from twelve snow leopard range countries convened in Bangkok on the sidelines of the sixteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES CoP 16) to advance national preparations for the 2013 International Snow Leopard Conservation Forum.

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Global Meeting of Wildlife Enforcement Networks Discusses Cooperation on Poaching and Illicit Trade [viewed]

7 March 2013:  The first global meeting of wildlife enforcement networks (WENs) met on the sidelines of the 16th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES CoP 16) to strengthen regional enforcement capacity, coordination and response to wildlife crime.

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UNU-IAS Event at CITES CoP 16 Highlights Use of WEMS to Tackle Wildlife Crime [viewed]

6 March 2013: An event held on the sidelines of the 16th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP 16) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) discussed ways to address transboundary wildlife crime by using advanced technology collaborations.

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CITES and UNEP Collaborate on Wild and Precious Photo Exhibition [viewed]

6 March 2013: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has announced the launch of an international photography exhibition and book titled “Wild and Precious.” Organized by the GoodPlanet Foundation to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and launched on the occasion of the 16th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 16) to CITES in Bangkok, Thailand, the exhibition aims to raise awareness on trade in endangered species.

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TEEB for Business Coalition Tracks Progress on Natural Capital Accounting [viewed]

5 March 2013: The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the World Bank recently hosted an event to evaluate global progress since the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20) on natural capital accounting. The IFC and the Bank are members of The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) for Business Coalition, which was established in November 2012 building on the original TEEB programme.

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Event: 28th General Meeting of the International Coral Reef Initiative [viewed]

The International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) will hold its 28th General Meeting (GM28) in Belize. Launched at the first meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 1) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in 1994, ICRI brings together governments, the CBD and the Ramsar Convention Secretariats, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), development banks such as the World Bank, regional organizations such as the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), and international organizations such as the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). ICRI members use annual General Meetings to interact, discuss past and upcoming ICRI-related activities and adopt resolutions or recommendations that bring international attention to specific issues affecting coral reefs.  

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Report Released at CITES COP16 Highlights Increasing Threats to Elephants [viewed]

6 March 2013: The Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES CoP16) has released a report titled "Elephants in the Dust – The African Elephant Crisis," which highlights that populations of elephants in Africa continue to be under severe threat as the illegal trade in ivory grows.

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Ministerial Roundtable Discusses Transnational Wildlife and Forest Crime [viewed]

5 March 2013: Ministers and high-level government representatives convened on 4 March in Bangkok in a roundtable on the sidelines of the sixteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP 16) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to address illicit trade in wildlife and forest products.

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Bioversity International Workshop Addresses Maintenance of Agricultural Biodiversity [viewed]

5 March 2013: In the context of limited interventions on the ground for on-farm conservation of genetic diversity of crop varieties, Bioversity International and partners held a workshop to learn lessons on the roles of custodian farmers for conservation, use and dissemination of agricultural biodiversity.

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