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2015

2015-05-27DEST course BASICS of TAXONOMY - 4th edition is coming up.5-16 October 2015 - Sven Lovén Centre for Marine Sciences, Kristineberg, Sweden – registration due is 1 July 2015
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2015-05-22On this International Day for Biological Diversity, let us recommit to global action to reduce the rate of biodiversity loss, for people and for our planet.
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2015-05-19The Republic of Korea and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), with the purpose of promoting technical and scientific co-operation and to support achievement of the goals and targets of the Convention, have today signed a funding agreement for the implementation of the 2015-2020 Bio-Bridge Initiative.
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2015-05-08BirdLife International has opened a call for the post of Global Head of Policy, to be based in the Global Secretariat, UK. Please share with your networks. Deadline for applications is 5th June.
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2015-05-08Each year, migratory birds complete amazing journeys between their breeding and wintering grounds. Migratory birds are a vital part of biodiversity and play a critical role in all ecosystems. They also play an important cultural, aesthetic and economic role in the lives of people around the world.
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2015-05-07With Slovakia’s ratification on 29 April 2015, the Nagoya–Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety needs only nine more ratifications to enter into force.
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2015-05-06The pilot programme is targeting young scholars who wish to gain experience by participating in the development of the regional and sub-regional assessments (Africa, Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe and Central Asia) or the thematic assessment on land degradation and restoration. Selected fellows will take part as contributing authors to the chapter of the assessment they are selected for.
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2015-04-27 Déclaration de M. Braulio F. de Souza Dias, Secrétaire exécutif de la CDB à l'occasion de la conférence internationale sur l’exploitation illégale et le commerce illicite des produits de la flore et de la faune sauvages d’afrique , 27 au 30 avril 2015, Brazzaville, République du Congo
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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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2015-04-23Video Statement of Mr. Braulio F. de Souza Dias, CBD Executive Secretary, on the occasion of the 62nd General Assembly of the International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation “Healthy Wildlife, Healthy People”, 23 – 25 April 2015, Pravets, Bulgaria
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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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