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2015

2015-04-24A new joint Kew / Queen Mary University of London MSc course in Plant and Fungal Taxonomy, Diversity and Conservation
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2015-04-24Entomological collections : Brazilian law, collection , curation and taxonomies for major orders (2015) (in Portuguese) is downloadable at Biblioteca Electronica web site.
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2015-04-22Indigenous peoples and local communities often refer to this Earth as Pachamama or “Mother Earth.” The fate of Pachamama and of humans has been shaped over a history that has been intertwined.
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2015-04-20A new report from the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity discusses the potential for synthetic biology to have both positive and negative impacts on biodiversity and looks at the role and adequacy of existing risk assessment and regulatory regimes to evaluate the impact of these technologies.
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2015-04-14The Government of Peru has announced that they have achieved the highest level of implementation and management of Protected Natural Areas, according to the first performance audit by the Comptroller General of the Republic to the National Service of Protected Natural Areas (SERNANP) as part of a coordinated audit with 11 other public institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean, through the INDIMAPA tool and INDOSAI
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2015-04-14The Wangari Maathai Award recognizes extraordinary efforts by an individual to improve and sustain forests and the people who depend on them. The 2015 winner will be awarded US$20, 000 and will be invited to receive their award in person on 10 September 2015, at the World Forestry Congress 2015 in Durban, South Africa.
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2015-04-14Statement by Mr. Braulio F. de Souza Dias, CBD Executive Secretary, at the opening of the Regional Forum on Solutions for Oceans, Coasts and Human Well-Being in Latin America and the Wider Caribbean Region, Cancun, Mexico, 14 – 17 April 2015
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2015-04-07Biodiversity underpins dietary diversity and access to sufficient food is a cornerstone of food security and a fundamental determinant of health.
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2015-03-24The new call for projects of the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) of Germany for 2016 is out.
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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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2015-03-23Statement by Mr. Braulio F. de Souza Dias, CBD Executive Secretary, at the opening of the CBD Regional Workshop to Facilitate the Description of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas (EBSAs) in the North-East Indian Ocean Region, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 23 - 27 March 2015
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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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