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BIODIVERSITY-L Digest for Thursday, November 27, 2014.

1. Biodiversity Update - 28 November 2014 - Biodiversity Policy & Practice



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  Biodiversity Update - Biodiversity Policy & Practice
A compilation of items recently posted to the Biodiversity Policy & Practice knowledgebase of international activities on biodiversity
Latest News - 28 November 2014
WWF/TRAFFIC Report Assesses Impacts of International Trade on Walrus Populations
Read More: WWF/TRAFFIC Report Assesses Impacts of International Trade on Walrus Populations
27_November 2014: The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and TRAFFIC have released a report, titled 'Hauling Out: International Trade and Management of Walrus,' which concludes that a lack of long-term data and poor information quality on walrus populations makes it difficult to determine the impacts of international trade or climate change on the species. continued...
 
CITES Virtual College Accessible in Chinese
Read More: CITES Virtual College Accessible in Chinese
26_November 2014: The Virtual College of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) has been translated into Chinese in an effort to reach a wider audience and assist Asia in enhancing the capacities of its CITES Authorities. Already more than 20,000 users have accessed the College, with 8 out of the top 20 user countries located in regions in Africa, Asia and Latin America. continued...
 
World Bank Report: 'New Climate Normal' Severe Risk to Development
Read More: World Bank Report: 'New Climate Normal' Severe Risk to Development
23_November 2014: Warming nearing 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels "is already locked into the Earth's atmospheric system by past and predicted greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions," according to the third installment in the World Bank's 'Turn Down the Heat' series. 'Turn Down the Heat: Confronting the New Climate Normal' examines the risks increased climate change poses to development across Latin America and the Caribbean, Eastern Europe and Central Asia and the Middle East and North Africa. continued...
 
Federation of Mountain Protected Areas to Facilitate Management
Read More: Federation of Mountain Protected Areas to Facilitate Management
26_November 2014: The Mountain Partnership Secretariat and Ev-K2-CNR presented the Federation of Mountain Protected Areas (FMPA), a global alliance of mountain protected areas (PAs), at the International Union for Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) World Parks Congress, which convened in Sydney, Australia, from 12-19 November 2014. The FMPA will provide a platform to share information, experiences and best practices to facilitate the management of mountain PAs. continued...
 
UNEP-WCMC Updates Ocean Data Viewer
Read More: UNEP-WCMC Updates Ocean Data Viewer
25_November 2014: The UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) has launched an updated version of its Ocean Data Viewer. The updated version facilitates comparison among the website's 22 global datasets on coastal and marine biodiversity, and features additional information and downloadable links. continued...
 
Bioversity International, Embrapa Sign MoU to Advance Agricultural Biodiversity
Read More: Bioversity International, Embrapa Sign MoU to Advance Agricultural Biodiversity
24_November 2014: Bioversity International and the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa) signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen cooperation on the role of agricultural biodiversity in developing sustainable food systems. continued...
 
IMO Regional Workshop Increases Understanding of London Protocol on Marine Dumping
Read More: IMO Regional Workshop Increases Understanding of London Protocol on Marine Dumping
19_November 2013: Environmental and maritime authorities from nine countries discussed the implications of ratifying, implementing and enforcing the Protocol to the Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter (the London Convention) at a three-day regional workshop in Nairobi, Kenya. continued...
 
CBD Holds Final Consultations on State of Knowledge on Biodiversity and Human Health
Read More: CBD Holds Final Consultations on State of Knowledge on Biodiversity and Human Health
November_2014: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has conducted the final consultation for the publication, 'Connecting Global Priorities: Biodiversity and Human Health: A State of Knowledge Review.' The consultation took place at the International Union for Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) World Parks Congress, which convened in Sydney, Australia, from 12-19 November 2014. The publication will be the culmination of a joint CBD and World Health Organization (WHO) work program on biodiversity and human health. continued...
 
ICRAF Partners with Clarins in China
Read More: ICRAF Partners with Clarins in China
24_November 2014: The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) announced its third public-private partnership of 2014, joining the French company Clarins to support agroforestry in China. The partnership will provide training for small-scale farmers to produce sustainable supplies of plants for beauty products. continued...
 
Capacity Building Compendium for PAs Staff Launched at IUCN WPC
Read More: Capacity Building Compendium for PAs Staff Launched at IUCN WPC
20_November 2014: The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has announced the launch of the publication, titled 'Protected Area Governance and Management.' The compendium provides information on capacity development training for protected area field officers, field managers and executive-level managers with a view to improving governance and management of protected areas (PAs). continued...
 
Pacific Islands Showcase Marine Conservation Efforts at World Parks Congress
Read More: Pacific Islands Showcase Marine Conservation Efforts at World Parks Congress
19_November 2014: Participants discussed threats to Pacific ecosystems and species, showcased efforts to conserve and manage biodiversity through marine protected areas (MPAs) and agreed on collaborative action during a series of Pacific-focused events that took place at the International Union for Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) World Parks Congress. continued...
 
Biodiversity Policy & Practice Calendar: Current & Upcoming Events
INTERPOL Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Committee Meetings Lyon, Rhone-Alpes, France 24 Nov - 28 Nov
Eighth Session of the ITWG on AnGR of the CGRFA Rome, Lazio, Italy 26 Nov - 28 Nov
Second Session of the Team of Technical and Legal Experts on ABS (TTLE ABS-2) of the CGRFA Rome, Lazio, Italy 27 Nov - 29 Nov
Caribbean Sub-regional Capacity-Building Workshop on Biosafety Bridgetown, Saint Michael, Barbados 1 Dec - 5 Dec
UNFCCC COP 20 Lima, Peru 1 Dec - 12 Dec
Arctic Biodiversity Congress Trondheim, Sor-Trondelag, Norway 2 Dec - 4 Dec
CBD Expert Workshop to Prepare Practical Guidance on Preventing and Mitigating the Significant Adverse Impacts of Marine Debris on Marine and Coastal Biodiversity and Habitats Baltimore, MD, US 2 Dec - 4 Dec
Global Soil Biodiversity Conference Dijon, Bourgogne, France 2 Dec - 5 Dec
WIPO Workshop for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities on Intellectual Property and Traditional Knowledge Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland 3 Dec - 5 Dec
Global Landscapes Forum Lima, Peru 6 Dec - 7 Dec
Latin America Sub-regional Capacity-Building Workshop on Biosafety Montevideo, Uruguay 8 Dec - 12 Dec
Regional Aquaculture Conference 2014 Bari, Puglia, Italy 9 Dec - 11 Dec
Second Meeting of the ITPGR Working Group to Enhance the Functioning of the MLS Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland 9 Dec - 11 Dec
International Mountain Day 2014 worldwide 11 Dec
Consultation on the ITPGR Global Information System San Diego, CA, US 7 Jan - 8 Jan
 
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