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Mexico City, November 14th 2013

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World Wildlife Fund-US to implement big cats project; U.S. becomes first country to join Minamata Convention on Mercury  


WASHINGTON, DC, November 8, 2013—The Global Environment Facility’s governing Council approved a $238 million for global environmental projects, including funding for a ground-breaking project to protect Russia’s big cats.

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WASHINGTON, DC, November 5, 2013—Two global civil society organizations, Conservation International (CI) and the World Wildlife Fund-US (WWF-US) can now directly access funding from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) under a decision welcomed today by the GEF’s governing Council.

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BAMAKO, Mali, November 4, 2013-- Signaling a renewed focus on boosting economic growth and lifting people out of devastating poverty in Africa’s hard-hit Sahel region, two international development agencies announced major financial pledges: $1.5 billion from the World Bank Group in new regional investments over the next two years, in addition to significant country programs; and €5 billion ($6.75 billion) from the European Union to six countries in the region over the next seven years.

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President Atambayev announces snow leopard recovery program to confront poaching, manage landscapes, assist mountain communities and address climate change threats


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Kumamoto, Japan, October 10, 2013 – The text of the Minamata Convention has been adopted at the Diplomatic Conference. The Convention is now open for signature and has been signed by over 80 countries in Kumamoto. The Convention designates the Global Environment Facility (GEF) as an entity comprising the financial mechanism under the Convention.
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