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The Gangwon Declaration is adopted at the 12th Meeting of the Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity

The Gangwon Declaration was adopted by delegates at the end of the high-level segment of the 12th Conference of Parties (COP 12) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

It outlines efforts needed to achieve the Aichi Targets and praises the entry into force of the Nagoya Protocol; it also reaffirms the need for partnerships amongst countries in scientific and technical arenas.

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Uniendo fuerzas para proteger uno de los ecosistemas mas valiosos de America Latina

El Arrecife Mesoamericano, que abarca las costas de cuatro países donde viven 12 millones de personas, necesita de una respuesta regional para asegurar su supervivencia 

 

Joining forces to protect one of the most valuable ecosystems in Latin America

Spanning four countries and supporting over 12 million people, a regional response is the only way to ensure the survival of the Mesoamerican reef network

 

The GEF reporting on its activities in Biodiversity protection at the UN Convention on Biological Diversity

Today in Pyeongchang, Korea the GEF addressed the plenary of the UNCBD COP12 to report on its activities in the area of biological diversity . Mark Zimsky, head of GEF delegation and Biodiversity cluster leader presented the report that focused on programming efficiency, programming trends, portfolio performance, and resource mobilization beyond the biodiversity focal area. It also highlighted future programming opportunities in GEF-6, the sixth replenishment period of the GEF that started July 1, 2014.

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Belize Protects Rich Ecosystem to Curb the Effects of Climate Change

Washington, September 30, 2014 – Belizeans will manage natural resources more sustainably in Key Biodiversity Areas, and alternative livelihoods opportunities will be provided to local communities as a result of a US$6 million Global Environment Facility (GEF) project approved by the Board of Directors.

Assessing the Effects of Terrestrial Protected Areas on Human Well-Being: A STAP Advisory Document

The creation of protected areas (PAs) has been a central strategy of biodiversity conservation for more than a century. Increasingly, in the last few decades of the 20th century a new requirement was added – that the cre¬ation and maintenance of PAs should strive to alleviate poverty, and should in no case exacerbate it. The Durban Accord agreed at the Vth International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Parks Congress in 2003 was a milestone in the process of mainstreaming PAs in development agendas.
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January, 2014

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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Croatia to Better Park Management to Preserve Biodiversity

Croatia’s parks and protected areas that cover 12% of the nation’s inland territory and 2% of its seacoast are facing the need for one integrated management system. For one of the most biologically diverse territories in Europe, the problem stemmed from the way these parks were disconnected from each other, with huge disparities in revenues and access to funding, multiple duplicated tasks and no savings from economies of scale.

Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Program

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05/27/14
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