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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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Estonia Designates 17th Ramsar Site [viewed]

8 March 2012: The Secretariat of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention) has announced that the Government of Estonia has designated its 17th Wetland of International Importance. Haapsalu-Noarootsi, a wetland complex situated along the Baltic Sea, is located on the northwestern coast of the country.

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Event: Fifth Oceania Regional Preparatory Meeting for Ramsar COP 11 [viewed]

The Fifth Oceania Regional preparatory meeting for the 11th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties (COP 11) to the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention) will be hosted by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP). The meeting will review the current implementation of the Convention and introduce the COP 11 Draft Resolutions. Ramsar COP 11 will take place from 6-13 July 2012, in Bucharest, Romania.  

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IUCN Releases Report on Development of Economic Activity in the Arctic [viewed]

29 February 2012: The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has announced the release of a report, titled "The future of Arctic enterprise: Long-term outlook and implications," which looks at the development of existing and new economic activity in the Arctic marine region.

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France Designates Two Ramsar Sites in the Aquitaine Region [viewed]

France Designates Two Ramsar Sites in the Aquitaine Region1 March 2012: The Secretariat of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention) has announced that the Government of France has designated two new Ramsar Sites: the Marais d'Orx in the Basque county; and the Leyre river delta sector of the Bassin d'Arcachon tidal bay.

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