Protected Areas

SCBD/IDLO Expands Initiative to Build Legal Preparedness for the Aichi Biodiversity Targets [viewed]

idlo-cbdAugust 2013: Launched in 2012 as a partnership between the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the International Development Law Organization (IDLO), with support from the Japan Biodiversity Fund, the Legal Preparedness for Achieving the Aichi Biodiversity Targets initiative aims to build a global network of researchers to develop innovative legal approaches to achieve goals related to the Aichi targets, included in the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020.

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Event: Saker Falcon Task Force – Stakeholders' Action Planning Workshop [viewed]

The Saker Falcon Task Force (STF) aims to find long-term solutions for the conservation and management of the Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug) throughout its range. This workshop will bring together representatives from Range State governments, partners, other stakeholders and interested parties to review all available information on the species and to develop a 2nd Draft of the Saker Falcon Global Action Plan. STF is an initiative led by the Coordinating Unit of the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Bird of Prey in Africa and Eurasia (Raptors MoU) under the auspices of the Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS).  

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Caribbean States Become Biodiversity Champions [viewed]

Biodiversity Champions14 August 2013: Eight Caribbean governments, in cooperation with business partners, have made significant financial and substantive commitments in support of the Aichi biodiversity targets as part of the second phase of the Caribbean Challenge Initiative, launched at a Summit of Caribbean Political and Business Leaders.

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Recommendations Presented to Strengthen Trans-Boundary Protected Areas in the Congo Basin [viewed]

cofimaccbfp12 August 2013: The Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP) in collaboration with the Commission des Forets d'Afrique Centrale (COMIFAC) announced the results of a study on trans-boundary protected areas in the Congo Basin funded by the Government of Germany.

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CITES and UNESCO Call for Stakeholders to Strengthen Ties to Fight Poaching [viewed]

unesco-cites9 August 2013: Irina Bokova, Director-General, UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and John Scanlon, Secretary-General, Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), have released a joint statement on the impacts of recent and escalating poaching in West and Central Africa. Poaching, they write, is transforming living forests into deserted spaces and causing immeasurable damage.

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UNEP Releases Kenya Wetlands Atlas and Master Plan [viewed]

UNEP31 July 2013: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP), with funding from the Government of Kenya and the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA), has released the Kenya Wetlands Atlas and Master Plan for the Conservation and Sustainable Management of Water Catchment Areas in Kenya. Both the Atlas and the Master Plan underscore the need for Kenya to undertake a range of conservation measures under the three pillars of wise use, wetlands of international importance, and international cooperation.

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Event: Third International Congress on Biodiversity of the Guiana Shield [viewed]

This meeting will convene under the theme, 'Biodiversity conservation and economic development: Defining green development of natural resources within the Guiana Shield'. The objective of this conference is to identify the impacts of economic development within the Guiana Shield on the environment, and to define measures to reach real green development within the region. Special attention will be given to rural communities with their traditional lifestyle and extensive traditional knowledge of living sustainably.  

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CBD Secretariat Develops New Portal on the LifeWeb Initiative on Protected Areas [viewed]

CBD20 June 2013: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has developed a new online portal for receiving expressions of interest for funding for protected areas in the framework of the LifeWeb Initiative.

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2013 MDG Report Highlights Progress and Areas for Accelerated Action [viewed]

mdg2013-report1 July 2013: The 2013 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Report recognizes “substantial progress” in meeting many MDG targets while also urging nations to accelerate efforts to achieve unmet MDGs by the 2015 deadline. The report examines areas in which action is most needed, including on environmental sustainability, and highlights unequal progress, with disparities among regions and between rural and urban populations, population groups within countries, and men and women.

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Central Asian Countries Adopt CMS Action Plan on Migratory Species and Impacts of Mining [viewed]

CMS24 June 2013: Representatives from Germany, Mongolia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan met on the island of Vilm, Germany, to adopt an action plan to protect migratory species such as Saiga antelopes, wild camels, Mongolian gazelles and Asiatic wild ass from mining infrastructure development in Central Asia.  

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