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Compendium on Protected Area Governance and Management launched at 6th World Parks Congress

Montreal/Sydney, 20 November 2014 – A 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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Guiana Shield Action Plan to Facilitate Biodiversity Corridors, Achieve Aichi Targets

To avoid landscape fragmentation and loss of species and habitats for biodiversity, participants to a three-day workshop in Kurupukari, Guyana, have agreed on a Regional Action Plan related to biological corridors, connectivity conservation and trans-boundary conservation within the Guiana Shiel ...

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LifeWeb launches Zero Extinction Campaign to combat species extinctions

To focus attention on the global extinction crises and advance implementation of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, the LifeWeb initiative of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is launching the Zero Extinction Campaign.

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Austria provides over 2 million dollars in support of the CBD LifeWeb Initiative

The Government of Austria has approved a funding package worth US$2.2 million through the LifeWeb Initiative to help implement the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in four countries.

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Maldives responds to Hyderabad Call for Biodiversity Champions: Entire country to become UNESCO Biosphere Reserve by 2017

Montreal, 18 February 2013 – In response to the call for champions in support of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, the Republic of Maldives has pledged to become the first nation where the entire country and its Exclusive Economic Zone will be a Biosphere Reserve.

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Seychelles makes major contribution to Aichi Biodiversity Targets

Montreal, 27 June 2011— The Seychelles Government announced it will declare new protected areas in the archipelago, resulting in half (50.59%) of all Seychelles land becoming protected under the law.

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Regional workshops on updating NBSAPs and implementing CBD programme of work on protected areas held in West Africa

Montreal, 7 June 2011 – Two workshops, held in parallel, on updating national biodiversity strategies and action plans (NBSAPs) and capacity-building for implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity’s programme of work on protected areas (PoWPA) respectively, were held in Dakar, from ...

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International Call for Investments in Protected Areas in West Africa

The first roundtable meeting on Financing Protected Areas in West Africa will be held in Dakar, Senegal, on 27 May 2011. The meeting builds on statements made at the (CBD) tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to Convention on Biological Diversity, in October 2010, where ministers and o ...

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New Support of Over €5 Million to Safeguard Biodiversity in Caucasus Wilderness Areas

Montréal, 12 April 2011—The long-term sustainability of nature’s bounty in the Caucasus has received a significant boost, thanks to the Government of Germany and three new corporate sponsors, through the Caucasus Nature Fund (CNF). This funding will safeguard some of the highest global levels of ...

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The European Union Announces €3.1 Million to Secure Livelihoods in the Colombian Amazon through Forest Conservation

Bogotá, Colombia, 30 March 2011 - The long-term sustainability of nature’s bounty in the Colombian Amazon has received a significant boost thanks to 3.1 million euros in new funding from the European Union. The new project will improve livelihoods in the Colombian Amazon through the prevention ...

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