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Side Event
#867
COP 8
2006-03-31

Human resource formation for biodiversity conservation.

Education should be directed by human actions and the path to a more just society. Actions that suggest biodiversity conservation inevitably pass through educational and moral channels at all levels. An informed society values its natural riches and works as an important force in the preserv ...

Side Event
#919
COP 8
2006-03-31

Business and the 2010 Biodiversity Challenge

Summary of outcomes of side events and way forward at the end of COP

Side Event
#980
COP 8
2006-03-31

la Octava Reunión de la Conferencia de las Partes

De conformidad con las reglas 6 y 7 del Reglamento de las Reuniones de la Conferencia de las Partes, las reuniones están abiertas a la participación de cualquier entidad u organismo, sea gubernamental o no-gubernamental, calificado en campos concernientes a la conservación y al uso sostenible de ...

Side Event
#995
COP 8
2006-03-31

Medicinal Plants Traditional Knowledge

The guests are: Brasil, Venezuela, Peru, Mexico and Guatemala.Experiences interchange about the use and working up of National Data base about Medicinal Plants Traditional Knowledge, in view of the proposal of Ministry of Health on building a Data Base in this context.

Side Event
#926
COP 8
2006-03-30

Lançamento do Plano de Prevenção e Controle do Desmatamento da Mata Atlântica

Lançamento do Plano Estratégico de Monitoramento e Controle Ambiental para áreas Prioritárias da Mata Atlântica (Plano Mata Atlântica) a ser feita pela Ministra do Meio Ambiente do Brasil e com a presença da Direção do Instituto Brasileiro do Meio Ambiente e dos Recursos Naturais Renováveis e ou ...

Side Event
#929
COP 8
2006-03-30

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS: THE TRANSFORMATION OF BIODIVERSITY, TRADITIONAL SEEDS AND COLLECTIVE KNOWLEDGE INTO CORPORATE PRIVATE MONOPOLY

Discuss how GAT/WTO created TRIPS and the interests involved; why developed countries impose patent laws in biodiverse countries and how monopolies on seed, plants and medicin are being created, denying life to small farmers, traditional communities and disease victims.

Side Event
#1008
COP 8
2006-03-30

Potential Impacts of GURTs on Farmers' Rights to Seeds

Presentation on the lives and practices of farmers on seed saving, exchange and storage, and how this will be affected by GURTs. Panel discussion with slide/visual presentation

Side Event
#1011
COP 8
2006-03-30

Terminator Technology: what impact will it have on the African farmer?

Presentations on the impact of Terminator (GURTS) technology on African culture and agriculture.

Side Event
#1012
COP 8
2006-03-30

Art & Nature

Comprehension about nature can be get also trhough art language. By using images and symbols, histories and clay, is possible think and speak about value and responsability needed to work with nature. The activity includes working with pieces of clay, creating biodiversity, and the result wil ...

Side Event
#1017
COP 8
2006-03-30

Experiencias de la Cooperación Española en la Protección de la Biodiversidad: Programa Indígena y Programa Araucaria

Experiencias de la Cooperación Española en la Protección de la Biodiversidad: Programa Indígena y Programa Araucaria

Side Event
#1018
COP 8
2006-03-30

An overview of the threatened plant species diversity of Tropical Forests, with emphasis on Araucanian Forest from South America

List of threatened plant species of Atlantic Forest. Biological contamination by invasive and alien species that threaten ecosystems on forest fragments. Successful experience with conservation of Araucaria araucana in Argentina.

Side Event
#1019
COP 8
2006-03-30

Brazilian Initiatives for the Achievement of the Millenium Goals Concerning the Conservation of Endangered Species (Launch of the National Action Plans for the Conservation of Albatrossess and Petrels and for the Brazilian Merganser)

Brazil is the most megadiverse country in the world, and one of the major concerning endemic species. Otherwise, like much of the other nations, it has many species included in Red Lists of animals and plants (~600 animals and xxx plants). Much effort has been made in the last few decades, eithe ...

Side Event
#1022
COP 8
2006-03-30

THE VOICES OF THE MARSHARAB PEOPLES OF SOUTHERN IRAQ- THE CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES OF RESTORATION

Since 1991, AMAR has been supporting the marsharab peoples who have been persecuted, murdered and forced to move their home sometimes as many as 15 times over the past 25 years. Saddam Hussein deliberately drained the marshlands which was the largest and most biodiverse wetlands in the Middle Ea ...

Side Event
#805
COP 8
2006-03-30

Traditional Knowledge, the CBD and UNU

Awareness of the value of traditional knowledge (TK), particularly its potential contribution to sustainable development and poverty alleviation, is growing at a time when such knowledge is being threatened as never before. The causes of this loss are complex and profound. The CBD has proven ...

Side Event
#819
COP 8
2006-03-30

Grupo de trabalho sobre um Encontro Internacional de Educação Ambiental em Unidades de Conservação (Working group about an International Meeting of Environmental Education in Conservation Reserves)

Realização de um grupo de discussão sobre a organização de um Encontro Internacional de Educação Ambiental em unidades de Conservação, com indicativo de temas a serem abordados. (Working group about the organization of an International Meeting of Environmental Education in Conservation Reserves ...

Side Event
#892
COP 8
2006-03-30

Recognition of indigenous identity and ancestral knowledge as a means of defending Amazonia and the environment

Presentation of results of an on-going project working with sabedores-sabedoras of indigenous groups in Colombian/Brazilian/Peruvian/Ecuadorian Amazon. Conservation and sustainable Management of the Amazon forest and Varzea. Partially funded by DEFRA (Darwin Initiative).

Side Event
#896
COP 8
2006-03-30

UNEP Issue-Based Modules, a pragmatic approach to facilitate coherent biodiversity implementation

Presentation of the UNEP Issue-Based Modules to the CBD COP8 Delegates and invite them to participate in the project.

Side Event
#902
COP 8
2006-03-30

Assessments on Biodiversity Policies - Examples from Finland

Three recent strategies and assessments-Finland's National Adaptation Strategy, Management Effectiveness Evaluation of Finland Protected Areas, and the Evaluation of the Finnish National Biodiversity Action Plan 1997-2005-will be presented and discussed.

Side Event
#917
COP 8
2006-03-30

PROGRESS ON THE PROGRAM OF WORK ON PROTECTED AREAS (POW) AND BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION IN THE ANDES REGION

We will present important progress to date related to achievement of PoW goals of financial sustainability, gap analyses of biodiversity conservation and connectivity (Conservation Corridors) in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia.

Side Event
#756
COP 8
2006-03-30

Protected Areas & Island Biodiversity

Presentation of case studies prepared by Indigenous Peoples commissioned byt the International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity (IIFB)

Side Event
#939
COP 8
2006-03-30

CONOCIMIENTO TRADICIONAL “EVALUACIÓN DE ECOSISTEMAS INDIGENA DE BAJO CHIRRIPO”.___Millenium Ecosystem Assessment.

Vamos a presentar los resulatados de evaluacion de Ecosistemas Local Indigena de la cuenca Media y Baja del Chirripo, situado en Costa Rica. Esta evalaucion forma parte de las evaluaciones locales impulsadas por Millenium Ecosystem Assessment. LA evaluación fue realizada bajo conocimiento tra ...

Side Event
#959
COP 8
2006-03-30

"Local Registers and Traditional Resource Rights: The Case of the Khipu Local Register in Peru"

Learn how indigenous communities in the Potato Park in Peru are using customary law and local registers in innovative ways to manage and protect traditional resources.

Side Event
#964
COP 8
2006-03-30

Strategical Alliance between the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Convention to Combat Desertification: Advances and Challenges

This side event has for objective to promote the synergy between the conventions of Biological Diversity (CDB) and of to the Combat Desertification (UNCCD). It will boarded still the activities foreseen for the International Year of Deserts and Desertification. The main objective of the year is ...

Side Event
#984
COP 8
2006-03-30

Protecting the Sacred & Honoring the Ancestors: Indigenous Peoples' Perspectives on Access and Benefit Sharing

Indigenous people will voice their concerns regarding protection of their human rights in relation to the proposed international regime on ABS, including clips from the documentary film, "The Leech and the Earthworm." Panel participants will share their views about use of genetic material from ...

Side Event
#993
COP 8
2006-03-30

Wild Brazil, the last natural refuges

The event squedulle is: *7 minutes of video projection to show the Atlantic forest, the Native forest, the Pantanal, the Caves of South Pantanal, flora and fauna and the water quality. *Short explanation of the Project, research and academic levels of the information, and final objetives. *Util ...

Side Event
#994
COP 8
2006-03-30

PACIFIC PEOPLES' SHOWCASE ON ISLAND BIODIVERSITY

Indigenous Pacific Peoples will share their stories of self-determination and strategies in relation to island biodiversity, access to genetic resources, indigenous knowledge, sustainable use, recognition of customary law and human rights.

Side Event
#998
COP 8
2006-03-30

GRASP: the UNEP/UNESCO Great Ape Survival Project Can the UN Save the Great Apes (and their Biodiverse Habitats)

The great apes are heading for extinction, unless loss of habitat and hunting are stopped. The Kinshasa Declaration on the Great Apes was signed last September by 22 countries and most of the NGOs involved in their conservation. It affirms commitment to a global strategy and sets a timetable for ...

Side Event
#1006
COP 8
2006-03-30

DISSEMINATION OF TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE AND GRASSROOTS INNOVATIONS/TECHNOLOGIES

The event will show the experience of Honey Bee Network in India in documenting, dissemination and value addition of traditional knowledge and grassroots technologies in different language regions across the country over the last 15 years.

Side Event
#1007
COP 8
2006-03-30

Presentation of the new postgraduate education programme "Management of Protected Areas"

Planning and managing protected areas are complex tasks. A new international Master of Science Programme, launched by the University of Klagenfurt (Austria) in cooperation with international organisations (such as CBD, IUCN, RAMSAR, WWF, EuroParks and MAB) and the Austrian Ministry of Environmen ...

Side Event
#820
COP 8
2006-03-29

Strategy for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biological Diversity for MERCOSUR/ Estrategia para la Conservación y Uso Sostenible de la Biodiversidad para el MERCOSUR

The Ministers of Environment from Mercosur will sign the Project of Additional Protocol to the Environment of Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biological Diversity Framework Agreement for Mercosur. This side event will show the background which led to Mercosur Environmental Area to rely on an ...

Side Event
#831
COP 8
2006-03-29

Economic sustainability for implementation of protected areas national systems

At its first meeting, in Montecatini, Italy, June 2005, the ad hoc open-ended working group on protected areas adopted through its subgroup on “Options for mobilizing financial resources for the implementation of the programme of work by developing countries, in particular the least developed an ...

Side Event
#879
COP 8
2006-03-29

The Biodiversity Loss of Deforestation to Large Plantations

It will discuss the quick large deforestarions of the Cerrado, Chaco and Amazon Forest biomes to turn lands into grains monocultives in huge plantations and to produce coal for steel production. This phenomena is happening mainly in Brazil, Paraguay and Bolivia but also in Argentina in smaller s ...

Side Event
#882
COP 8
2006-03-29

Panel Discussion: The Value of Engaging Civil Society in Biodiversity Conservation

Civil society can significantly advance governmental agendas to help preserve the diversity of life and healthy ecosystems as essential components of stable and thriving economies. In this event, donor, governmental and NGO representatives will participate in a moderated, interactive discussion, ...

Side Event
#897
COP 8
2006-03-29

Agenda 21 and the Convention on Biological Diversity

Seminar. Participation of panelist from Canada, France and Brazil, from government and civil society sectors.

Side Event
#898
COP 8
2006-03-29

Earth Charter and the Convention on Biological Diversity

Seminar. Participation of panelist from Canada, France and Brazil, from government and civil society sectors.

Side Event
#991
COP 8
2006-03-29

Finance Mechanisms and Funding for Biodiversity Conservation in Indigenous Lands: the Case of the Amazon Basin.

This side event has the objective of evaluating international funding mechanisms for biodiversity conservation in indigenous lands. As such, it will discuss the current strategies of the GEF (Global Environment Facility) and other multilateral and bilateral institutions for biodiversity conserva ...

Side Event
#992
COP 8
2006-03-29

Bioenergy: challenges for sustainability in the global South x environmental adequation to the global markets

Presentation of a position paper by the brazilian organizations about sustainability of bioenergy, followed by international discussion about how to how to move from "environmental adequation" vision to the debate on how the production and use of bioenergy could impulse sustainable development i ...

Side Event
#996
COP 8
2006-03-29

EXPERIENCES OF RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN PROTECTED AREAS AND INDIGENOUS LANDS IN PAN AMAZONIAN

Meeting of the cases and experiences of relationships between protected areas and indigenous lands in Pan Amazonian. Cases of Brazil, French Guiana and Bolivia.

Side Event
#997
COP 8
2006-03-29

PRELIMINARY RESULTS FROM THE INTERNATIONAL EXPERT WORKSHOP ON CRITERIA FOR IDENTIFYING ECOLOGICALLY OR BIOLOGICALLY SIGNIFICANT AREAS BEYOND NATIONAL JURISDICTIONS (DECEMBER 2005, OTTAWA, CANADA)

Preliminary results of a scientific experts workshop Canada hosted in December 2005 to review and assess existing ecological criteria and biogeographical classification systems and to initiate work on the development of a set of scientifically rigorous ecological criteria that could be used to i ...

Side Event
#1004
COP 8
2006-03-29

Outcomes and experiences of DarwinNet: The Peru - Ecuador Dry Forest Clearing-house Mecanism.

DarwinNet is a bi-national, transboundary initiative that aims to gather, repatriate, analyze and disseminate information on the dry forests of the Northwest Peru and Southwest Ecuador. This zone, also known as the Tumbesian Region, is recognized worldwide for its high biological value, especial ...

Side Event
#1016
COP 8
2006-03-29

The Hoodia case: the San experiences with benefit-sharing agreements

At this side-event representatives of the San are going to inform about their benefit-sharing agreements regarding the use of Hoodia. Representatives of European NGOs inform about (non)compliance with these agreements in user countries. - Working Group for Indigenous Minorities in Southern Afri ...

Side Event
#1026
COP 8
2006-03-29

Globallast Water: Health perspectives

To incite the discussion about the theme. Leading to ponder about the importance of Sanitary Watch fulness for the maintenance of port waters and the impact caused by the environment. Round table with the participation of Globallast Program and Brazilian Government.

Side Event
#1034
COP 8
2006-03-29

MEDICINAL HERBS AND FITOMEDICAL PLANTS: THE PAN-AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

It will promote the experience interchange, regionally, regarding to medicinal herbs and fitomedical plants national politics and trace united targets for the strengthening of the theme on Americas. Round table with :MERCOSUR, NAFTA, CARICOM and Andean Community and WHO/PAHO

Side Event
#800
COP 8
2006-03-29

Urban conservation efforts to engage city dwellers and to reduce the loss of important biodiversity

Two similar experiences—one in Chicago, U.S., and one in Curitiba, Brazil—engage city-dwellers in the conservation and restoration of natural remnants of high biological value that survive in large urban centers. In this side-event we will have a round-table presentation of the work of Chicago W ...

Side Event
#804
COP 8
2006-03-29

Conservation of Ecological, Cultural and Economic Dimensions of Traditional Rural Landscape (Satoyama)Area: the case of Ishikawa Prefecture of Japan

This Roundtable seminar attempts to discuss the importance of the satoyama area (traditional rural landscape), its problems and ways in which the satoyama area can be restored and conserved. The satoyama area can encompass at least 3 or 4 major ecosystems, including agro-ecosystems, forestry eco ...

Side Event
#864
COP 8
2006-03-29

The UNEP/NEPAD initiative on biodiversity

Informal presentations and discussion

Side Event
#911
COP 8
2006-03-29

Implementation of the Biodiversity Strategy in Chile and a case study on Marine and coastal protected areas

It will include main actions implemented since the Chilean Biodiversity Strategy was launched in December 2003, along with a concrete example of its ongoing implementation through a case study on Marine and Coastal Protected Areas.

Side Event
#915
COP 8
2006-03-29

The 2010 Biodiversity Target and Civil Society

Civil society representatives and Parties from one Megadiverse country of each region will come together to reaffirm their commitment to the 2010 biodiversity target.

Side Event
#679
COP 8
2006-03-29

Darwin Initiative Participatory Conservation in South America

Presentations on Darwin projects in South America focused on community participation and indigenous knowledge

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