Announcement / Statement

Iraq Joins CITES [viewed]

CITES21 February 2014: The Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) announced that Iraq has joined CITES as its 180th party. 

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UNCCD Invites Nominations for Science-Policy Interface [viewed]

UNCCD logoFebruary 2014: The Secretariat of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) has invited nominations for its Science-Policy Interface (SPI). Nominations are requested by 6 April 2014.

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Nine States Join CMS Sharks MoU [viewed]

CMS17 February 2014: The Secretariat of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) has announced that nine States in the Arab region signed the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Sharks (Sharks MoU) concluded under CMS.

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GRASP Launches Application to Save Great Apes [viewed]

unep-grasp12 February 2014: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has announced the release of a mobile phone application called 'apeAPP,' by the Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP). The application allows users to learn about chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans and bonobos in Africa and Asia.

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UNECE and FAO Pledge Continued Cooperation on Forests [viewed]

FAO UNECE6 February 2014: The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) have reaffirmed their commitment to forests through the adoption of the UNECE-FAO Integrated Programme of Work on forests.

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CMS, IRENA and BirdLife Studying Impacts of Renewable Energy on Migratory Species [viewed]

birdlife-cms-irena-aewa10 February 2014: The Secretariats of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) and the African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement (AEWA), on behalf of the entire CMS Family, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and BirdLife International are coordinating a review of renewable energy technology deployment and its impacts on migratory species.

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Operation COBRA II Announces Seizures and Arrests [viewed]

CITES10 February 2014: Operation COBRA II, a month-long global operation to combat illegal wildlife trade led by officers from 28 countries, concluded with over 400 arrests in Asia and Africa and more than 350 seizures of illegal wildlife goods.

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TEEB Launches Study on Ecosystems, Agriculture and Food [viewed]

Teeb7 February 2014: The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) has launched a study to review the economics of ecological-agricultural-food systems.

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UNCCD Calls for Land for Life Award Applications [viewed]

UNCCD logoFebruary 2014: The UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) has opened the application process for the 2014 Land for Life Award.

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World Congress on Agroforestry Website Launched [viewed]

World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)January 2014: The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and the Indian Council of Agricultural Research have launched a website for the World Congress on Agroforestry that relays information on the meeting as well as related publications and opinion pieces. 

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