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Convention on Biological Diversity

Protected area connectivity: Shortfalls in global targets and country-level priorities

Connectivity of protected areas (PAs) is crucial for meeting their conservation goals. We provide the first global evaluation of countries' progress towards Aichi Target 11 of the Convention on Biological Diversity that is to have at least 17% of the land covered by well-connected PA systems by 2020. 

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New Article - Towards an indicator system to assess equitable management in protected areas

Aichi Target 11 (AT11), adopted by 193 Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in 2010, states that protected areas (PAs) must be equitably managed by 2020. However, significant challenges remain in terms of actual implementation of equitable management in PAs.

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International Day for Biological Diversity 2017

Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism - this theme has been chosen to coincide with the observance of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development as proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in its Resolution 70/193 and for which the United Nations World Tourism Organization is providing leadership. Biodiversity, at the level of species and ecosystems, provides an important foundation for many aspects of tourism. 

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Fiji - New FAO training program launched

A new training program implanted by FAO for Biodiversity Conservation and Protected Area Management in Fiji was recently announced.

The program aims at providing the necessary knowledge and skills at various levels of society to implement the International Convention of Biodiversity (CBD).   The Fijian Minister for Forests, Osea Naiqamu, launched the training course program in the Fijian capital of Suva.

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