Tourism

US Designates Two Ramsar Sites [viewed]

30 May 2012: The Secretariat of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention) has announced that the US Government has designated two new Wetlands of International Importance, both effective as of World Wetlands Day, 2 February 2012.

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SPREP Announces Winners of 2011 Vision Pasifika Media Award [viewed]

SPREP29 May 2012: The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) has announced the winners of the 2011 Vision Pasifika Media Awards, which focused on the theme “Dugongs and Sea Grasses: Respect and Protect.”

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CAMBio Rewards Biodiversity-Friendly Enterprises in Central America [viewed]

25 April 2012: As executor of the Central American Markets for Biodiversity (CAMBio) project funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (BCIE) recently gave the "Bio Award" to micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMMEs) in Costa Rica and Honduras for their activities that contribute to biodiversity conservation in those countries.

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Migratory Bird Day Celebrates Birds' Cultural Roles [viewed]

13 May 2012: Events took place around the world to mark World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD), initiated in 2006 as a global campaign to raise awareness of the need to protect migratory birds and their habitats. Between 12-13 May, bird festivals, education programmes and birdwatching excursions were held to celebrate WMBD 2012.

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France Designates Caribbean Nature Reserve as 41st Ramsar Site [viewed]

1 May 2012: The Secretariat of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention) has announced that the Government of France has designated its 41st Wetland of International Importance, a Protected Biotope and Nature Reserve on the Caribbean island of Saint-Martin, shared by France and the Netherlands, and called "Zones humides et marines de Saint-Martin."  

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NRF Calls for Papers on CSD 20 and CSD 21 Themes [viewed]

17 April 2012: Natural Resources Forum, a UN Sustainable Development Journal (NRF), has called for papers for a publication focused on the themes that were selected for the 20th and 21st sessions of the Commission on Sustainable Development's (CSD).

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Mountain Partnership Meeting Addresses Sustainable Development in Argentine Andes [viewed]

15 March 2012: Argentina held a national committee meeting and workshop in the context of the Mountain Partnership's "Strengthening participatory governance for sustainable development of the Andes" project. Participants examined a national mountain assessment report, and outlined an action plan and set of goals for strengthening participatory management in the Argentine Andes over the next 18 months.

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Oceania Wetlands Meeting Highlights Palau Green Fee [viewed]

27 March 2012: The success of the Palau Green Fee, an added departure tax, was discussed at the fifth Oceania Regional Preparatory Meeting for the 11th Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention).

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Serbia Designates Nature Reserve as Ramsar Site [viewed]

26 March 2012: The Secretariat of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention) has announced that the Government of Serbia has designated Koviljsko-Petrovaradinski Rit, a Special Nature Reserve, as its tenth Wetland of International Importance.

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Viet Nam Designates Fourth Ramsar Site [viewed]

12 March 2012: The Secretariat of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention) has announced that the Government of Viet Nam has designated its fourth Wetland of International Importance as of World Wetlands Day 2012, bringing the total number of Ramsar Sites globally to 2,000.

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