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Biodiversity

Mainstreaming Biodiversity in Practice - A STAP Advisory Document

The challenges confronting the conservation of the planet’s richness of life threaten to overwhelm our collective efforts to limit species loss and degradation of ecosystems and the services that they deliver. The foundation of biodiversity conservation for well over a century have been protected areas (PAs). While successful, they are increasingly vulnerable to land use changes taking place around them. In response to these trends, conservationists and international organizations have developed and actively supported a new biodiversity conservation paradigm: biodiversity mainstreaming.
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STAP
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January, 2014

The GEF-6 Biodiversity Strategy

The goal of the GEF’s biodiversity strategy is to maintain globally significant biodiversity and the ecosystem goods and services that it provides to society. To achieve this goal,the strategy encompasses four objectives: 1) improve sustainability of protected area systems; 2) reduce threats to biodiversity; 3) sustainably use biodiversity; and 4) mainstream conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity into production landscapes/seascapes and sectors.
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GEF Secretariat
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40
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August, 2014

GEF-6 Biodiversity Strategy

The new strategy lays out goals and objectives of the biodiversity focal area during GEF-6

As the financial mechanism of the CBD the GEF provides funding to help countries implement the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity, 2011-2020, and achieve the Aichi Targets. During the recently completed replenishment, donors pledged $1.296 billion towards the biodiversity focal area for GEF-6, making it the largest individual focal area within the GEF.

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GEF
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40
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CBD COP 12

Event Date: 
10/06/14 - 10/17/14
Venue: 
Pyeongchang
Country: 
Korea

DID YOU KNOW that many Manatee hunters in Nigeria have turned into fish-keepers?

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The West African Manatee (Trichechus senegalensis) encompasses 21 African countries. Its population, however, is seriously threatened by hunting and bycatch fishing.

The conservation of this gentle, mysterious mammal associates with finding alternative livelihoods for Manatee hunters. Under a Save Our Species (SOS)’s project, Manatee hunters received training and equipment to take up catfish aquaculture if they pledged to give up Manatee hunting and to remove Manatee traps in the Lekki Lagoon, near to Lagos.

Illegal Wildlife Trade Summit

Event Date: 
02/12/14 - 02/13/14
Venue: 
London
Country: 
UK

World Migratory Bird Day

Event Date: 
05/11/14 - 05/12/14