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Background documents produced prior to the KBA criteria and delineation workshop

Key biodiversity areas are places of international importance for the conservation of biodiversity through protected areas and other governance mechanisms.  …  

02 Jul 2013 | Article
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Report from the March IUCN workshop on criteria for delineating key biodiversity areas

The joint task force of the World Commission of protected Areas (WCPA) and the Species Survival Commission initiated the process of defining of Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) that contribute significantly to the global persistence of biodiversity. The initiative is not meant to duplicate but build upon some of the existing delineations like important plant, fungal and bird areas.  …  

02 Jul 2013 | Article
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Perceptions of the value of traditional ecological knowledge to formal school curricula

Joe McCarter (Postdoctoral Fellow) and Mike Gavin (Assistant Professor and Academic Director, Conservation Leadership Through Learning Program based in the Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources at Colorado State University (CSU) have worked broadly to examine patterns of biological and cultural diversity, and spans a variety of topics from global linguistic diversity to distribution and variation of traditional ecological knowledge (TEK). …  

01 Jul 2013 | Article
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Innovation needs no boundaries: biodiversity through partnership

If you want to go far, go together – Four countries unite for the conservation of nutritionally-relevant agrobiodiversity 

01 Jul 2013 | Article
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Restoring Traditional Hawaiian Fishpond Systems

In Hawai‘i, Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary continues to make extraordinary strides in serving its community through facilitating projects that enhance the use of traditional knowledge in coastal resource management. In 2011, in response to recommendations from its Sanctuary Advisory Council and the public, the Sanctuary committed to support local communities in their efforts to increase the use of traditional knowledge in government activities. …  

01 Jul 2013 | Article
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Members of the Theme on the Environment, Macroeconomics, Trade and Investment (TEMTI) to participate in the Winter School on Economic Justice

Members of the Theme on the Environment, Macroeconomics, Trade and Investment (TEMTI) will be participating in the Winter School on Economic Justice organized by the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA). Masego Madzwamuse, the Economic Justice Programme manager (and also a member of CEESP's SC) is responsible for the entire project. …  

01 Jul 2013 | Article
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CEESP member Mersie attends African Diaspora in Biodiversity Conservation

CEESP SC member Mersie was one of the speakers at a discussion event on the role of the African Diaspora in Biodiversity Conservation organized by the African Biodiversity Collaborative Group (ABCG) with the support of USAID.  …  

01 Jul 2013 | Article
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SIDS New Emerging Issues meeting, UN DESA

On 14-16 May 2013, in Cambridge, United Kingdom, the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) co-hosted an expert group meeting on “Emerging Issues in Small Islands Developing States.”  …  

01 Jul 2013 | Article
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CEESP Youth Network and the Task Force on Interngenerational Partnership for Sustainability: Beginning a new programme for 2013-2016

Using the 2012 World Conservation Congress and the resulting Action Plan on Youth Engagement and Intergenerational Partnership (available here) as a spring board for the implementation of the new IUCN programme, young CEESP members are active leaders within the Commission, collaborating across Commissions, and leading Working Groups within the Task Force on Inter generational Partnership for Sustainability (Task Force or IPS). …  

01 Jul 2013 | Article
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Theme on culture and conservation co-chairs updates

Theme on culture and conservation co-chairs Adi Meretui Ratunabuabua and Dr Elise Huffer have initiated a community capacity building exchange program between communities that live on World Heritage sites in the Pacific, Canada, Africa and Australia, in collaboration with the theme on sustainable livelihood Co chairs Iain Davidson Hunt and Masego Madzmawuse. …  

01 Jul 2013 | Article
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