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Building upon the success of the Global Youth Biodiversity Network (GYBN) 2017 series of Capacity-Building Workshops and thanks to generous support from the Japan Biodiversity Fund, the European Commission, the CBD Secretariat, the African Wildlife Foundation, Engajamundo and the Telangana Forest

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UN Biodiversity Lab | Regional Orientation Webinar | Asia

We are excited to announce that the regional inception workshop on the UN Biodiversity Lab for Asia will take place on 29 August 2018! By the end of 2018, Parties are required to submit a Sixth National Report (6NR), and will need to use data and indicators to assess their progress.

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Traditional Knowledge of Kyrgyz People for Sustainable Use of Natural Resources

The Kyrgyz Republic is a developing country that facing many challenging issues after transition period, on the way of building independent economy, improving well-being of nation and conserving fragile natural resources for present and future generations. The problem of conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity is critical due to overuse of this natural asset. Therefore adaptation of Sustainable Development Goals for the needs of country’s development is very important, especially taking into account that Kyrgyz people has a long history of sustainable coexistence with environment.

The State of Jordan's Birds 2013

This is a major report on the status of the country’s avifauna, launched by the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN)—BirdLife in Jordan. The publication provides a detailed assessment of current bird populations, the threats they face, and the conservation actions that are being put in place to safeguard them.
It is hoped that this timely report will sound an alarm in the minds of all those concerned for the future of birds and biodiversity in Jordan and help galvanise action to safeguard the country’s outstanding natural heritage.

GEF- SGP Project: Water-use Efficiency For Women Gardens in Mahferhen, Hadibo, Socotra- Yemen

Summary: Since long time and for several reasons Socotra lacks vegetable and fruit supplies. Some of the reasons are due to limited water resources; environmental factors (drought period and monsoon) shut the island for several months, location (its long distance from mainland) and inhabitants’ lack of knowledge of growing and using vegetables and water use efficiency. In recent years, Socotri women are solely active in gardening for home use and selling limited surplus products.

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