Sustainable Use

CIFOR Reports on Beetle Harvesting in Cameroon [viewed]

19 February 2013: The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) in collaboration with the Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD), and the Cameroon Association of Research on Biodiversity and Development (ACBIODEV), has released a publication titled "Making a living with forest insects: beetles as an income source in Southwest Cameroon."

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FAO's Fishery Resources Monitoring System to Cover Socioeconomic Issues [viewed]

13 February 2013: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has reported that the Steering Committee of the Fisheries and Resources Monitoring System (FIRMS), which aims to provide access to a wide range of high-quality information on the global monitoring and management of fishery marine resources in support of decision making, has decided to widen FIRMS' scope to include socioeconomic issues.

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CBD Secretariat Calls for Submissions on Article 8(j)-Related Issues [viewed]

CBDJanuary 2013: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has issued a notification outlining a list of specific requests for input from parties, other governments, indigenous and local communities, NGOs and relevant organizations emanating from decisions of the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) regarding the work programme on Article 8(j) (traditional knowledge).

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Maldives to Become UNESCO Biosphere Reserve by 2017 [viewed]

18 February 2013: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has reported that, in response to the Hyderabad Call for Biodiversity Champions in support of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, the Government of the Maldives has pledged that the entire country and its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) will become a UN Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Biosphere Reserve by 2017.

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Bioversity International Identifies Good Practices for Management of On-farm Agricultural Biodiversity [viewed]

February 2013: In a revised edition of "On-farm Management of Agricultural Biodiversity in Nepal: Good Practices," Bioversity International presents a series of tools and lessons learned on identifying agricultural biodiversity and empowering farmers and communities to manage this resource.

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CBD Secretariat Outlines Inter-sessional Activities on Socio-economic Considerations Regarding LMOs [viewed]

CBD31 January 2013: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has published an outline of inter-sessional activities on socio-economic considerations arising from the impact of living modified organisms (LMOs) on the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, under the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety.

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IDDRI Brief Discusses EIAs for ABNJ [viewed]

January 2013: The Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) has released a policy brief, titled "Environmental Impact Assessments in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction" (ABNJ), which highlights gaps in the current framework on Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) in ABNJ.

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Event: Training on Tourism and Biodiversity: Understanding Tourism Trends and Biodiversity Conservation for Innovative Products and Marketing [viewed]

This training course is being organized by the UN World Tourism Organization (WTO) with the support of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety. It is being held at the Wadden Sea Biosphere Reserve of Schleswig – Holstein, Germany, and will have an emphasis on coastal tourism. The course is aimed at national and local authorities, the private tourism sector and NGOs involved in biodiversity and tourism. Training modules will provide a thorough understanding of the CBD “Guidelines on Biodiversity and Tourism Development” among other topics.  

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CITES Highlights Results of Operation Cobra [viewed]

Operation Cobra18 February 2013: John Scanlon, Secretary-General, Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), has welcomed the results achieved by Operation Cobra, a month long cross-continent joint operation to combat illegal wildlife trade.

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Kenya, Tanzania Establish Joint Cooperative Framework for Chala and Jipe Lakes, Umba River [viewed]

Kenya - Tanzania flags14 February 2013: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by the Governments of Kenya and Tanzania will establish a Joint Cooperative Framework for transboundary management of the Chala and Jipe Lakes and the Umba River ecosystems.

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