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International Biodiversity Day Celebrates Biodiversity and Sustainable Development [viewed]

international_day_biological_biodiv22 May 2015: The 2015 International Day for Biological Diversity convened under the theme, ‘Biodiversity and Sustainable Development,' reflecting the importance of efforts made to establish a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the relevance of biodiversity for achieving sustainable development. The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) organized several events to mark the occasion on 22 May 2015, including one at UN Headquarters in New York, US.

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FAO Names Two Special Ambassadors for IYS 2015 [viewed]

international year of soils13 May 2015: FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva has appointed Claire Chenu, a French biodiversity and soil sciences expert, and Tekalign Mamo, an Ethiopian soil management expert, as Special Ambassadors for the International Year of Soils (IYS) 2015.

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FAO Holding Discussion on Social Protection and Forestry [viewed]

fao_headquartersMay 2015: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) launched an online discussion on the role of social protection in ensuring the livelihoods of forest-dependent people. The discussion will run until 4 June 2015 and the results will be presented during the XIV World Forestry Congress (WFC).

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Event: CBD Expert Meeting on Repatriation of Traditional Knowledge [viewed]

This expert meeting on the repatriation of traditional knowledge relevant to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity is organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). It will immediately follow the Dialogue Workshop on Assessment of Collective Action of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities in Biodiversity Conservation and Resource Mobilization.  

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Event: CBD Dialogue Workshop on Assessment of Collective Action of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities in Biodiversity Conservation and Resource Mobilization [viewed]

Organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), this workshop will be held back-to-back with the Training Workshop on Community-based Monitoring and Indicators on Traditional Knowledge and the Expert Meeting on Repatriation of Traditional Knowledge.  

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Event: CBD Training Workshop on Community-Based Monitoring and Indicators on Traditional Knowledge [viewed]

The International Training Workshop on Community-based Monitoring, Indicators on Traditional Knowledge and Customary Sustainable Use and Community Protocols, within the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, is organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). It will precede the CBD Dialogue Workshop on Assessment of Collective Action of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities in Biodiversity Conservation and Resource Mobilization.  

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AEEA Recognizes Environmental Crime Fighters in Asia Pacific [viewed]

environmental_crime fighters21 May 2015: Five enforcement officers and eight organizations working on addressing illegal trade in wildlife, chemicals and waste in the Asia Pacific region received the Asia Environmental Enforcement Award (AEEA). This award is a joint initiative of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and Freeland, funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and USAID.

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Saiga Die-Off Continues in Kazakhstan [viewed]

CMS21 May 2015: The Secretariat of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) sent an expert mission to Kazakhstan, as per the country's request, to strengthen work to identify the cause of the current saiga die-off. Latest official reports confirm that 85,000 saiga antelopes have died in the Betpak-dala population, as well as another part of the Betpak-dala population towards the west in Aktobe oblast in Kazakhstan.

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Workshops Address Migratory Birds in the Atlantic and Seabird Bycatch Mitigation [viewed]

cms_fao_birdlife20 May 2015: The conservation of migratory birds along the East Atlantic Flyway was the topic of discussion during two meetings hosted by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety in Bonn, Germany.

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GEF Highlights SFM Support in Report to UNFF11 [viewed]

GEF20 May 2015: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) presented its report to the eleventh session of the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF11), highlighting its support for sustainable forest management (SFM) through the GEF-5 SFM/REDD+ Incentive Mechanism, and its provision of over US$700 million in grant support in 80 countries for a range of SFM-related projects.

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