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“The Designation and Management of Ramsar Sites”
new guidebook is now available on the Ramsar Convention website. The guidebook was produced for those involved in the designation and management of Ramsar Sites and it is based on materials identified by the Ramsar Secretariat and the Convention’s experts and partners.
Cuba becomes 38th Party to the Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and
- Three more ratifications needed for entry into force - Supplementary Protocol provides for response measures in event of damage from living modified organisms
Red Data Book of the Republic of Bulgaria
Joint edition of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and Ministry of Environment and Water
Regional Workshop for Central and Eastern Europe and Western Asia on the Clearing-House Mechanism 4-8 April 2016 – Belgrade, Serbia
In paragraph 2(a) of decision X/15 on the clearing-house mechanism (CHM), the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has encouraged Parties to continue to take the necessary steps to establish, strengthen, and ensure the sustainability of, national clearing-house mechanisms (CHM Goal 2). More recently, in paragraph 15 of decision XII/2 B, the Conference of the Parties has strongly encouraged Parties to accelerate the establishment and development of their national clearing-house mechanisms where they have not done so, and in paragraph 16 of the same decision, it has also encouraged Parties and partners to provide support to developing country Parties that are developing their national clearing-house mechanisms. Pursuant to these decisions and thanks to the generous financial support of the Government of Japan, the Secretariat, in collaboration with the Government of Serbia, is organizing a regional workshop for Central and Eastern Europe and Western Asia on the clearing-house mechanism to be held from 4 to 8 April 2016 in Belgrade, Serbia. This workshop is intended for developing countries, but other countries in the region are invited to attend provided that they cover their own costs. The working language of the workshop will be English. The objective of the workshop is to build capacity and provide guidance on how to establish and sustain effective national clearing-house mechanisms, in line with decision X/15 and in support of the National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs). The provisional agenda and other relevant documents will be available online in due course at www.cbd.int/doc/?meeting=chmws-2016-02. All workshop documents will be made available at the following webpage: https://www.cbd.int/doc/?meeting=BRCWS-2016-0i.
Launching a logo design contest for the creation of the IDB 2016 official logo.
the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is pleased to inform you of its accounts on the most popular social media platforms: - Facebook: The United Nations Decade on Biodiversity - Twitter: @CBDNews - Instagram: @UNBiodiversity These tools present innovative ways to promote the work of the Convention, to engage with different stakeholders and partners, and are in line with Aichi Biodiversity Target 1 “By 2020, at the latest, people are aware of the values of biodiversity and the steps they can take to conserve and use it sustainably”. They thus help in raising awareness with a view to meeting this target. Within this context, I invite Parties and other governments to join our social media platforms and encourage them to share their own platforms with the Secretariat, in order to facilitate coordination. In an effort to involve our online community and raise awareness on the importance of biodiversity in sustaining the livelihoods of communities, which reflects this year’s theme of the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB), we are launching a logo design contest for the creation of the IDB 2016 official logo. I therefore invite you to share the contest announcement within your networks, with a view to help us reach as many creative designers as possible. You can find the contest announcement at https://www.cbd.int/idb/2016/.
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