Tourism

GEF SGP Helps Establish Biological Corridor in Turkey [viewed]

30 January 2012: The Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme (GEF SGP), implemented by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), reported its success in supporting a local non-governmental organization (NGO) in proposing and creating Turkey's first biological corridor between two important global biodiversity hotspots.

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World Wetlands Day Promotes Sustainable Tourism [viewed]

2 February 2012: The Secretariat of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention) and the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) jointly celebrated World Wetlands Day (WWD) 2012 around the theme of wetlands and tourism, with the goal of advancing sustainable tourism development in wetlands.

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Inter-agency Report Focuses on the Green Economy in Marine Sectors [viewed]

25 January 2012: An inter-agency report, titled "Green Economy in a Blue World," concludes that the ecological health and economic productivity of marine and coastal ecosystems can be enhanced from well-managed marine sectors.

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Central Asian Countries Adopt Action Plan for Bukhara Deer Protection [viewed]

Bukhara Deer23 November 2011: At the first meeting of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Bukhara Deer, its Parties Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, committed to an Action Plan outlining increased efforts for protection of the deer and other species.

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Eight Amazonian Biodiversity Initiatives Win BioCAN Funding [viewed]

BioCAN16 November 2011: Eight initiatives to promote biodiversity management in the Amazonian areas of the four Andean Community (CAN) countries have won co-financing in the first round of selection by the Competitive Fund of BioCAN, the regional biodiversity program created by CAN and the Government of Finland.

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Tourism's Benefits, Threats for SIDS Highlighted at OHRLLS Event [viewed]

UN-OHRLLS27 October 2011: The UN Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and the Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS) convened a special event on the nexus of Tourism, Biodiversity and Culture in small island developing States (SIDS) in the context of the green economy.

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Ramsar, CMS and AEWA Conduct Technical Mission in Moroccan Wetland [viewed]

Ramsar, CMS and AEWA Conduct Technical Mission in Moroccan Wetland17 November 2011: A technical assistance mission was undertaken in Rabat, Morocco, and the area of Saïdia, on the Ramsar Site “Embouchure de la Moulouya." It addressed concerns regarding the development of tourist facilities in the vicinity, which supports avifauna and high levels of biodiversity.

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GEF Publishes Paper on Climate Resilient Development in Africa [viewed]

GEFNovember 2011: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has released a publication on climate resilient development in Africa focused on three initiatives - the Sahel program, the Lake Chad Basin program, and the Congo Basin program - and which addresses environmental challenges surrounding Africa's three vital resources, namely land, water, and forests.

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UNEP Executive Director, Norwegian Environment Minister Highlight Economic Benefits of Conservation [viewed]

14 November 2011: UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director Achim Steiner, together with Erik Solheim, Norway's Minister of the Environment, have published an article on the current status of migratory species, ahead of the 10th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 10) to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS). 

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China Names Four New Ramsar Sites [viewed]

13 November 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention) reported that the Government of China has named four new Wetlands of International Importance, bringing the country's total number of Ramsar sites to 41.

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