2013

National Conference on ICCAs in the Philippines

A conference was jointly organized by KASAPI and PAFID with support from the UNDP-GEF and the Philippine Tropical Forest Conservation Foundation. The ICCA consortium in the Philippines was formally launched during a three-day conference at the NORFIL Foundation Training Center in Quezon City from 19-22 February 2013.  …  

02 Jul 2013 | Article
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Cultural mapping and policy for Wallis and Futuna underway

Wallis and Futuna, the two islands that together form a single country in the heart of the Pacific, have begun a process of cultural mapping to work towards developing a cultural policy in which agricultural and environmental traditional knowledge and conservation will play a central role. …  

02 Jul 2013 | Article
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Issues in Agricultural Biodiversity

Conservation and sustainable use of agricultural biodiversity can improve people’s wellbeing and food and nutrition security. Earthscan/Routledge in Association with Biodiversity International has published a new book series edited by Michael Halewood and Danny Hunter, both at Biodiversity International, and Series Editors. …  

02 Jul 2013 | Article
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Opportunities and Challenges for Establishing Synergies and Areas for Enhanced Cooperation in the Biodiversity Cluster

The following article by Marina von Weissenberg, CEESP member was recently published in a book entitled “International Environmental Law-making and Diplomacy Review 2011” produced by the University of Eastern Finland. The paper examines opportunities and challenges that exist for establishing synergies, and generally enhancing cooperation, within the biodiversity-related cluster of MEAs. …  

02 Jul 2013 | Article
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Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining In And Around Protected Areas And Critical Ecosystems Project (Asm-Pace)

Timothy Healy with his colleague from AQUATERRE, Madagascar produced a new publication on artisanal mining (gems and gold) and conflicts with protected and sensitive ecological areas in Madagascar.  …  

02 Jul 2013 | Article
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E-book produced by IUCN / WCPA for the World Parks Congress

E-book concerns one of the major legacy projects for the World Parks Congress. Graeme Worboys is leading a team of writers and editors to produce a major new book on the basics of Protected Areas Governance & Management. The book is intended for both conservation students at tertiary level as well as professionals wanting a handbook.  …  

02 Jul 2013 | Article
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SULi Update

Since the last newsletter in March, we've taken work forward in a number of our key areas. We would like to better understand what others are doing in these areas and keen to collaborate, so please get in touch if you are interested. …  

02 Jul 2013 | Article
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Analysis of CITES from the perspective of what the latest COP means for sustainable use and livelihoods?

The 16th Conference of the Parties to CITES - the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora - took place in Bangkok in early March.  …  

02 Jul 2013 | Article
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Second edition of the Living Convention at the UNPFII and the WINC

Indigenous peoples and local communities often ask what their rights are at the international level. The answer to this crucial question is complicated for several reasons, including the fact that the provisions containing the rights are spread across a wide range of international instruments, each with its own particular focus. …  

02 Jul 2013 | Article
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CEESP Member Dr. Teki Surayya attends International Congress on “Planted Forests"

CEESP member, Dr. Teki Surayya presented a paper on “Role of Afforestation on Dry and Degraded Lands & Developmental Finance in Generating Sustainable Livelihood and Strategies to Arrest Desertification: case studies-India”, during the 2013 International Congress on “Planted Forests.  …  

02 Jul 2013 | Article
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