Sustainable Use

SPREP Analyzes Ecosystem-based Adaptation Options in Fiji [viewed]

SPREPMarch 2013: The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) has released a report titled “An economic analysis of ecosystem-based adaptation and engineering options for climate change adaptation in Lami Town, Fiji.” Building on a vulnerability and adaptation assessment of Lami Town, the report presents a cost-benefit analysis of four adaptation scenarios.

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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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Event: Leadership Summit for the Caribbean Challenge Initiative (CCI) [viewed]

This Summit aims to bring together Heads of Governments, Ministers of the Environment, Chief Executive Officers of major corporations and donor agencies to set a new course for the management and preservation of the region's marine and coastal environment. Co-hosted by the Prime Minister of Grenada and the Premier of the British Virgin Islands, the event is supported by Richard Branson of the Virgin Group, and The Nature Conservancy. The Caribbean Challenge Initiative (CCI) was launched in 2008 to provide greater leadership for protecting and sustainably managing the marine and coastal environment across the Caribbean.  

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Ecuador, Germany, US Discuss Progress on CMS Sharks MoU [viewed]

8 March 2013: At an event in Bangkok, Thailand, held 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), representatives from Ecuador, Germany and the US described progress toward protecting sharks and meeting their international obligations under the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) Sharks Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

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ITTO-CITES Informs on Programme to Implement CITES Listings of Tropical Tree Species [viewed]

8 March 2013: 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), the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) and CITES Secretariat held a side event to inform CoP 16 participants on the ITTO-CITES Programme to Implement CITES Listings of Tropical Tree Species.

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Bioversity International Publishes Global Strategy on Cocoa Conservation [viewed]

March 2013: A global strategy document on the conservation of genetic diversity and the sustainable use of cacao has been coordinated by CacaoNet and released by Bioversity International.

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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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Swaziland Joins Ramsar Convention [viewed]

7 March 2013: The Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar Convention) has announced that the Government of Swaziland has acceded to the Convention, becoming its 165th contracting party.

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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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