Stakeholder Participation

GEF Holds Workshop on Monitoring, Capacity Building in Western Sahel [viewed]

GEF14 March 2013: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has completed a three-day Expanded Capacity Workshop (ECW) for the West African Sahel, bringing together focal points from the GEF, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), and the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs).

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CITES CoP 16 Closes with Renewed Commitment to Halt Species' Decline and Wildlife Crime [viewed]

15 March 2013: The sixteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP 16) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES) adopted 55 new listing proposals, saw the first global meeting of wildlife enforcement networks and adopted measures to address wildlife crime.

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IUCN and ICSU Solicit Views on Stakeholder Engagement in IPBES [viewed]

15 March 2013: The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the International Council for Science (ICSU) have set up a survey to inform the development of the first draft of a stakeholder engagement strategy and to collect views on stakeholder engagement in the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).

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IDB Launches Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Program in Latin America and the Caribbean [viewed]

IDB15 March 2013: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has launched a Biodiversity and Ecosystems Services Program (BSE) to help Latin America and the Caribbean leverage its natural capital to protect the environment while promoting sustainable development.

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ICRAF Calls for Focus on Land Rights to Improve Gender Equity in Sulawesi [viewed]

11 March 2013: As part of an assessment on livelihood systems for an "Agroforestry and Forestry in Sulawesi" project, the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) has published "Gender, livelihood and land in South and Southeast Sulawesi," which identifies key challenges to the effective participation of women in land-use management.

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Nominations Invited for GRASP-Ian Redmond Conservation Award [viewed]

March 2013: Announced on the sidelines of the sixteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES CoP 16), the Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP)-Ian Redmond Conservation Award is seeking applications for possible recipients.

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Event: IPBES-2 [viewed]

The second meeting of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) will address, inter alia: the initial work programme of the Platform; financial and budgetary arrangements for the Platform; and rules and procedures for the operations of the Platform, including for the Multidisciplinary Expert Panel. The meeting is scheduled for 9-14 December 2013, in Antalya, Turkey.  

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Event: World Migratory Bird Day 2013 [viewed]

Every year on the second weekend in May, dedicated organizations and people around the world plan World Migratory Bird Day events to celebrate migratory birds in their region and to raise awareness about the need for their conservation. This year's World Migratory Bird Day theme is “Networking for migratory birds.” It seeks to highlight the importance of ecological networks and networks between organizations and individuals for the long-term conservation of migratory birds.  

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ICCWC Offers Training on Combating Wildlife and Forest Crime in Asia [viewed]

12 March 2013: The International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime (ICCWC) held a training session for wildlife law enforcement officials from across Asia. The training, which focused on investigative techniques, took place 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).

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New Mobile Application Provides Information on Marine Fish Species [viewed]

12 March 2013: A new mobile application, AppliFish, provides consumers with information to help make informed choices when purchasing fish.

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