Announcement / Statement

GLISPA Releases Update on Western Indian Ocean Coastal Challenge [viewed]

GLIPSA26 February 2013: The Global Island Partnership (GLISPA) has released an update on recent progress toward the Western Indian Ocean Coastal Challenge (WIO-CC), and on plans for 2013. Plans include formalizing WIO-CC support mechanisms and communications modalities.

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Report Released at CITES COP16 Highlights Increasing Threats to Elephants [viewed]

6 March 2013: The Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES CoP16) has released a report titled "Elephants in the Dust – The African Elephant Crisis," which highlights that populations of elephants in Africa continue to be under severe threat as the illegal trade in ivory grows.

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DESA Newsletter Updates on International Day of Forests [viewed]

March 2013: The March edition of DESA News, a monthly news bulletin by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), highlights preparations by the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF) for the International Day of Forests, to be celebrated for the first time on 21 March. UNFF is inviting the submission of information on planned celebrations.

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Africa Environment Day 2013 Highlights Green Economy [viewed]

African Union (AU)4 March 2013: The 11th Africa Environment Day was convened in Tunis, Tunisia, under the theme “Partnership for Africa's Transition to Green Economy in Support of African Renaissance.” Participants used the opportunity to stress the role of the green economy in achieving a sustainable future on the continent.

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CIFOR to Support Evidence-Based Forest Policy [viewed]

7 February 2013: The Director General of the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has published an article on evidence-based forest policy. The article highlights the challenge in balancing scientific and technical solutions, which have a relatively easily established evidence base, with broader socio-economically responsive forest policies.

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Saudi Arabia Joins CMS Dugong MoU [viewed]

3 March 2013: The Secretariat of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals announced that Saudi Arabia signed the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation and Management of Dugongs and their Habitats throughout their Range (Dugong MoU).

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EU, FAO Announce Second Call for Proposals on FLEGT [viewed]

1 March 2013: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has issued a call for proposals for the second tranche of the European Union (EU)-supported programme on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT).

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Bioversity International and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Agreement Supports Banana Research [viewed]

1 March 2013: As part of global efforts to support the conservation of bananas and plantains, Bioversity International and the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven have come to an agreement to store Bioversity's collection of banana and plantain germplasm at the university in Leuven, Belgium.

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FAO and CGIAR Partnership to Increase Collaboration on Research and Innovation [viewed]

FAO28 February 2013: A new five year Memorandum of Understanding between the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) and the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) has been signed to help the FAO provide the CGIAR with advice on agricultural research priorities.

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Ramsar Releases World Wetlands Day Reports [viewed]

26 February 13: The Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar Convention) has announced the upload of reports received from the celebrations of World Wetlands Day (WWD), which was observed on 2 February 2013.

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