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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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From commitment to action: over US$ 120 million announced for biodiversity and protected areas

Nagoya, Japan 24 October 2010. A total of over US$ 120 million in funding for protected-area solutions was announced tonight at a high-profile dinner hosted under the LifeWeb Initiative of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). This financing was facilitated by the LifeWeb Initiative, in ...

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Georgian Bank Supports Biodiversity in the South Caucasus in Association with the Lifeweb Initiative

Montreal, 27 September 2010 –The LifeWeb Initiative is pleased to announce that the Bank of Georgia, the leading universal bank in the Caucasus state of Georgia, will support the Sustainable Financing and Improved Management Effectiveness for Protected Areas in the South Caucasus project profile ...

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Government of Finland Announces International Support for Sustaining Biodiversity in Association with the LifeWeb Initiative

Montreal, 25 May 2010. The government of Finland announced on 22 May in Helsinki that they will support Peru under the LifeWeb Initiative. This support to Peru--the result of cooperation between Finland’s Ministries of Environment and of Foreign Trade and Development—marks the second project th ...

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Launch of an Important Web Tool to Implement a Global Programme of Work for Protected Areas

Montreal, 11 May 2010. A new website for the programme of work on protected areas (PoWPA) under the Convention on Biological Diversity was launched today at the fourteenth meeting of the Convention’s Scientific Body, currently under way in Nairobi. The website provides important information, e ...

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The Government of Finland Announces International Support for Sustaining Biodiversity in Association with the Life Web Initiative

Montreal, 16 March 2010 - The Prime Minister of Finland, Matti Vanhanen, announced today in Dar es Salaam that Finland will support Tanzania under the LifeWeb Initiative. This is the result of cooperation between Finland’s Ministries of Environment and of Foreign Trade and Development.

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CBD Secretariat Welcomes Canada’s Decision to Establish North America's Newest National Park

8 February 2010 – Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity today applauded the Government of Canada’s initiative to create the sprawling 11,000-square-kilometre Mealy Mountains National Park, situated in Newfoundland and Labrador, the largest protected area i ...

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Secretariat Launches a Practical Guide on How to Integrate Protected Areas into Wider Landscapes, Seascapes and Sectors

Montreal, 1 February 2010 – The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity released a practical guide developed with the generous support of the Government of the Netherlands titled, “Making Protected Areas Relevant: A Guide to Integrating Protected Areas into Wider Landscapes, Seasca ...

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Launch of an Enhanced Strategic Partnership to Benefit Life on Earth - Joint Efforts of UN Convention on Biological Diversity and The Nature Conservancy to Help Governments Implement Global Conservation Treaty, Increase Protected Areas

BARCELONA, SPAIN -- The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and The Nature Conservancy announced they have entered into a groundbreaking partnership agreement to support the 191 United Nations CBD signatories in enhancing the implementation of the objectives of the Conve ...

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The province of Santa Elena, Ecuador, proclaims “A Provincial Day for Protected Areas”

Montreal, 26 September 2008 – The province of Santa Elena, the newest province in Ecuador, emerged as the first jurisdiction in the world to proclaim a provincial day for protected areas, the Prefecta of the province, Ms. Ana Triviño Cisneros, has announced. To be celebrated annually on 23 Septe ...

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Ecuador designates New Marine Protected Area

Montreal, 23 September 2008 – A declaration designating a new marine protected area “Puntilla de Santa Elena”, off Ecuador’s coast was signed by the Minister of Environment for Ecuador, Ms. Marcela Aguiñaga Vallejo. The declaration was signed on the margins of the CBD sub-regional workshop on Pr ...

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Achieving the Johannesburg Biodiversity Target on Protected Areas

Rome - 11 February 2008. The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) convened the second meeting of its Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Protected Areas (WGPA 2) today at the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome. The meeting will run from 1 ...

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Convention on Biological Diversity Welcomes GEF Funding to Support Countries Implement the CBD Programme of Work on Protected Areas

Paris – 12 July 2007. The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) welcomed the ambitious project launched yesterday by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) specifically designed to help countries – particularly least developed countries and small island developing States, w ...

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Head of international Biodiversity Convention applauds the Chinese initiative to celebrate 50th anniversary of establishment of its first protected area.

Montreal –25 October 2006. The organization of a national meeting in Beijing, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of establishment of its first protected area in 1956, is a manifestation of China’s commitment to conserve its amazing biodiversity and vibrant ecosystems, said Ahmed Djoghlaf, United ...

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"Investing in the future: Investing in Biodiversity”. Head of International Biodiversity Convention lauds new Canadian biodiversity initiatives.

Montreal 16 October 2006. The head of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity has welcomed the recently adopted Canadian national policy framework for the protection of biodiversity, as well as the launch of talks for the establishment of a major new national park in the Northwest ...

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Protected area in Congo is a welcome step in protection of Biodiversity, achievement of 2010 Biodiversity Target and implementation of CBD Programme of work on protected areas.

Paris – 19 September 2006. The announcement by the Republic of Congo of the creation of two new protected areas spanning nearly one million hectares is a demonstration of Congo’s commitment to conserve its spectacular biodiversity and pristine ecosystems, said Ahmed Djoghlaf, the head of the Co ...

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New Initiatives to Conserve and Protect Earth’s Agricultural Biodiversity for Future Generations.

Norway has launched the Svalbard International Seed Vault, which will act as a safety net in case seeds already stored in commercial gene banks are destroyed, or are decimated in a global catastrophe. Norway’s “Noah’s Ark” project aims to safeguard crop diversity by storing about 1.5 billion se ...

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The United States of America Designates the World’s Largest Marine Protected Area.

The decision by United States President George W. Bush to designate the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands and surrounding waters and reefs as a national monument will establish the world’s largest marine protected area, representing an area the size of California. It will protect about 7,000 specie ...

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Inter-Governmental Working Group meeting will discuss ways to strengthen protected area systems around the globe

Montecatini, 13 June 2005. Protected areas are great tools for protecting biological diversity, but to accomplish this, their reach must be extended, more money will be needed for their maintenance, and their coverage and management effectiveness will need to be improved. Delegates representin ...

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GEF Funds Support Use of Protected Areas to Conserve Nature and Promote Sustainable Livelihoods

Washington, D.C., September 8, 2003 – This week, the future of protected areas—areas of land or sea that are dedicated to the protection and maintenance of biological diversity and cultural treasures—is being shaped as hundreds of scientists and government officials gather in Durban, South Afri ...

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