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2015

2015-02-23Statement by Mr. Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, CBD Executive Secretary, at the opening of the Sustainable Ocean Initiative (SOI) Capacity-Building Workshop for South America, Lima, Peru, 23 February 2015
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2015-02-13Montreal/Kolkata, 13 February 2015 – A ground-breaking report on biodiversity and health, launched today at the 14th World Congress on Public Health, in Kolkata, India, shows the significant contribution of biodiversity and ecosystem services to better human health.
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2015-02-10The GBIF Secretariat is pleased to announce that the 2015 call for proposals of the GBIF Capacity Enhancement Support Programme is now open. This programme provides co-funding to GBIF Participants in support of international collaborative projects targeting capacity enhancement and exchange. The 2015 call for proposals document is available. Please note that the submission of proposals is a two-stage process and the first deadline (for short concept notes) is 3 March 2015.
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2015-02-05Taxonomic internship programme for ASEAN was held in Chiang Mai, Thailand
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2015-02-04The Government of Oman improves its coverage of protected areas by adding two new sites, reflecting the high attention afforded to the environment and conservation of natural resources.
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2015-01-30Five new press sheets available that explain the role of wetlands for: the Aichi Biodiversity Targets; Ecosystem services; SDGs, as well as Challenges of the future and the value of wetlands.
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2015-01-30Wetlands are among our most valuable ecosystems. The values of benefits provided by wetlands, per unit area, have been consistently shown to be orders of magnitude higher than for other ecosystems, with the major benefit delivered through improved water security.
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2015-01-29Statement of Mr. Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, CBD Executive Secretary, on the occasion of the Fourth Greater Mekong Subregion Environment Ministers’ Meeting, 27 - 29 January 2015, Nyipyitaw, Myanmar
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2015-01-29Statement of Mr. Braulio F. de Souza Dias, CBD Executive Secretary, on the occasion of the 21st Annual Conference of the Yale Chapter of the International Society of Tropical Foresters, 29 January 2015, New Haven, U.S.A.
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2015-01-28Statement of Mr. Braulio F. de Souza Dias, CBD Executive Secretary, On the occasion of the Fourth Access and Benefit Sharing Business Dialogue, 28 January 2015, Copenhagen, Denmark
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2015-01-20Statement by the CBD Executive Secretary on the occasion of the United Nations Ad Hoc Open-ended Informal Working Group to Study Issues Relating to the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Marine Biological Diversity Beyond Areas of National Jurisdiction, 20 - 23 January 2015, UNHQ, New York
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2015-01-19Statement by the CBD Executive Secretary, Mr. Braulio F. de Souza Dias, at the Fifteenth Session of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, Rome, Italy, 19 – 23 January 2015
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2015-01-15Global Invasive Alien Species Information Partnership provides introduced or invasive species par country from datasets of CABI, IUCN-ISSG and GBIF
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2015-01-15GBIF Ebbe Nielsen Challenge to spark innovation in open-access biodiversity informatics
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2014

2014-12-11Today, the Minister of Environment of the Republic of Korea presented United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with three major outcomes of the twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 12) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) on the role of biodiversity for sustainable development, for transmittal to the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
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2014-12-11This year, declared International Year of Family Farming by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, International Mountain Day is being celebrated under the theme of "Mountain Farming”. Mountain agriculture, which is predominantly family farming, has for centuries been a model for sustainable development.
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2014-12-05A group of scientists and policymakers delivered a declaration to the Minister of the Environment of Peru, Manuel Pulgar Vidal, the president of UNFCCC Cop-20,that calls for integrated research on biodiversity and climate change and increased recognition of key biodiversity issues in the context of climate change.
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2014-12-04The GBIF Secretariat has launched the inaugural GBIF Ebbe Nielsen Challenge, hoping to inspire innovative applications of open-access biodiversity data by scientists, informaticians, data modelers, cartographers and other experts competing for a €20,000 first prize. Visit the challenge site at: gbif.challengepost.com
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2014-12-02Arctic Biodiversity Congress, Trondheim, Norway, December 2–4, 2014
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2014-12-02Seminar-Workshop on Harmonizing Methods in Risk Assessment and Management of Forest Invasive Alien Plant Species in South East Asia, 2-5 December 2014, Bogor, Indonesia
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2014-12-02CBD Expert Workshop to Prepare Practical Guidance on Preventing and Mitigating the Significant Adverse Impacts of Marine Debris on Marine and Coastal Biodiversity and Habitats, Baltimore, United States of America, 2 to 4 December 2014
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2014-11-28A new illustrated guide to the alien amphibian and reptile species in the UK, available to download.
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2014-11-25The signature on 15 November 2014 of a Memorandum of Understanding between the two organisations will ensure joint implementation of the Pacific region’s Framework for Nature Conservation and Protected Areas in the Pacific Island Region 2014-2020, and the CBD Strategic Plan for Biological Diversity 2011-2020 and its Aichi Biodiversity Targets.
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2014-11-24Focal Points of the CBD PoWPA and members of the PoWPA Friends issue a message to the Sixth IUCN World Parks Congress….
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2014-11-20A new compendium providing the latest and best professional information needed for protected area practitioner capacity development was released this week in the margins of the 6th IUCN World Parks Congress.
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