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2015

2015-03-24On 21 March 2015 the CBD Secretariat and the Korea Forest Service signed a Memorandum of Understanding for implementation of the Forest Ecosystem Restoration Initiative.
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2015-03-20Statement by Mr. Braulio F. de Souza Dias, CBD Executive Secretary, on the occasion of the Bonn Challenge 2.0: Implementing Restoration Partnerships High Level Roundtable, Bonn-Bad Godesberg, Germany, 20 March 2015
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2015-03-20This year, as we celebrate the International Day of Forests under the theme of “Forests and Climate Change,” we need to also look at the crucial and direct contribution of forests and forest biodiversity to the mitigation and adaption to climate change.
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2015-03-19This year’s World Water Day theme, “Water and sustainable development”, coincides with the ongoing discussions in the United Nations of the post-2015 development agenda and the adoption of a set of new sustainable development goals and targets expected later this year.
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2015-03-18The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity will hold a session on 19 March 2015 at the Americana 2015 International Environmental Technology Trade Show and Conference, being held in Montreal, Canada, on why biodiversity matters for businesses. The session will feature examples from the private sector and the Secretariat will illustrate its business engagement activities.
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2015-03-09With Denmark’s ratification on 25 February, the Nagoya–Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety has received 75% of the necessary ratifications, with only 11 more ratifications needed for it to enter into force.
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2015-03-08This year, International Women’s Day highlights the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action that twenty years’ after its adoption remains an essential roadmap for the achievement of gender equality and women’s rights.
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2015-03-04The fourth addition of Global Biodiversity Outlook is now available in Japanese, courtesy of the Nature Conservation Bureau of Japan's Ministry of the Environment. This brings to eight the number of languages in which the mid-term assessment of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 is available.
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2015-03-03The Collaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management (CPW) today launched the Bushmeat Sourcebook, an online resource, on the occasion of the second World Wildlife Day. The sourcebook examines bushmeat’s vital contribution to food security, local livelihoods, and other aspects of human well-being in many parts of the world. It also shows, however, how unsustainable harvesting can affect the ecological stability of forest ecosystems, as well as human health.
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2015-03-03On World Wildlife Day, as we seek to work to combat illegal trade in wildlife and wildlife products, let us look at ways to combine enforcement with empowerment, and therefore protect the “Future we Want,” a future of life in harmony with nature.
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2015-02-26Statement of Mr. Braulio F. De Souza Dias, Executive Secretary on the Occasion of Beyond Enforcement: Communities, Governance, Incentives And Sustainable Use in Combating Illegal Wildlife Trade, 26 February 2015, Muldersdrift, South Africa
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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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