Tourism

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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Ramsar Releases First Batch of Draft COP 11 Resolutions [viewed]

20 February 2012: The Secretariat of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention) has announced that, following the approval by the Standing Committee of the draft resolutions for consideration by the 11th meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties (COP 11), the Secretariat is finalizing and translating the draft resolutions into the three Convention languages (English, French and Spanish).

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Workshop Contemplates OECS Ocean Resource Management Policy [viewed]

9 February 2012: The Secretariat of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and Commonwealth Secretariat co-hosted a workshop to launch a public dialogue on formulating an OECS common ocean management policy framework.

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Event: Ad Hoc Expert Group Meeting on the Assessment of Biodiversity, Forests, Mountains, Biotechnology and Tourism in Africa [viewed]

The Ad Hoc Expert Group Meeting on the assessment of biodiversity, forests, mountains, biotechnology and tourism in Africa is being held as part of the African preparations for the 20th session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD).  

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UNEP/GRID-Arendal Newsletter Highlights OCEANIDS Data Tool [viewed]

February 2012: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP)/GRID-Arendal Marine Programme has released the January 2012 edition of its newsletter, featuring OCEANIDS, a new tool to find and examine public marine-related scientific datasets. The tool was developed with the non-Geographical Information System (GIS) expert end user in mind. The January newsletter also highlights recent and upcoming events related to marine issues. 

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