Tourism

World Bank Supports Integrated Coastal Management and Climate Adaptation in Morocco [viewed]

5 July 2012: The World Bank has approved a US$5.2 million pilot project to apply integrated coastal zone management in the coasts of Morocco through a Global Environment Facility (GEF) grant.

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Ramsar COP 11 Opens with Focus on Tourism [viewed]

6 July 2012: The 11th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 11) to the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention) opened on 6 July 2012, in Bucharest, Romania, and will continue until 13 July on the theme “Wetlands: Home and Destination” to highlight the tourism and recreation opportunities provided by wetlands.

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EU-Central America Association Agreement Promotes Sustainable Development [viewed]

29 June 2012: The EU signed a comprehensive Association Agreement with six Central American countries, namely Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama.

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DEFRA Reports on Business Opportunities in Protecting Nature's Services [viewed]

14 June 2012: The UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has released “Opportunities for UK Business That Value and/or Protect Nature's Services,” the final report of the “Review of UK National Ecosystem Assessment (NEA) Evidence to Assess Scope for Business Related Ecosystem Market Opportunities in the UK and Tools for Business Sector Uptake.”

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CaMPAM Supports Water-Based Tourism Workshop in Saint Lucia [viewed]

27 March 2012: The Caribbean Marine Protected Area Management Network and Forum (CaMPAM) has reported on a stakeholder workshop on water-based tourism at the St. Lucia Department of Fisheries. The workshop aimed to educate resource users on threats to marine resources and livelihood strategies in the country.

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Japan Designates Nine New Ramsar Sites [viewed]

26 June 2012: The Secretariat of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention) has announced that the Government of Japan has designated nine new Wetlands of International Importance, bringing that Party's total number of Ramsar Sites to 46.

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Denmark Designates Three Ramsar Sites in Faroe Islands [viewed]

23 June 2012: The Secretariat of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention) has announced that the Government of Denmark has designated three new Wetlands of International Importance in the Faroe Islands.

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Rio+20 Adopts "The Future We Want" Outcome Document, Voluntary Pledges Reported to Reach US$513 Billion [viewed]

22 June 2012: The third and final meeting of the Preparatory Committee for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20), Pre-Conference Informal Consultations Facilitated by the Host Country, and the UNCSD convened back-to-back in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 13-22 June 2012. During their ten days in Rio, government delegations concluded negotiations on the Rio outcome document, titled “The Future We Want.”

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Mexico Designates Five Ramsar Sites [viewed]

19 June 2012: The Secretariat of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention) has announced that the Government of Mexico has designated five new Wetlands of International Importance, bringing the total number of sites for this party to 138 Ramsar Sites.

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Voluntary Commitments to Date at Rio+20 Near 500 [viewed]

RIO+2020 June 2012: The UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20) Secretariat has reported on the latest submissions of voluntary commitments, which it is compiling in an online compendium on the Rio+20 website. As of 19 June, a total of 485 voluntary commitments have been registered.

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