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What is the link between national reports and spatial data? Learn more with this 5 minute video!

Do you want to understand better how the Sixth National Reports (6NR) to CBD and spatial data are linked? In this 5-minute video, Annie Virnig, UN Biodiversity Lab coordinator, and Marion Marigo, UNDP Technical Specialist, explain how support to GEF-eligible countries to produce their 6NR led to the development of capacity building activities around spatial data, and how this type of data contribute to greatly improve the quality of reporting and monitoring biodiversity. 

Introduction: How to Tell a Love Story: IUCN's Love. Not Loss Campaign

The movement Love. Not Loss is a call to action by IUCN’s Commission on Education and Communication (CEC), to inspire the conservation community to change its message strategy from loss to a deep sense of awe and wonder. CEC has created a compelling and powerful set of video messages that artfully convey a positive approach to inspiring hope for creating a healthy and sustainable future.

Attached document gives a brief introduction to the Love.Not Loss Campaign. 

The Biodiversity Education and Awareness Network (BEAN)

The Biodiversity Education and Awareness Network (BEAN) is a network of organizations working together to promote an increased awareness and understanding of biodiversity. Members represent formal and non-formal education, the environmental and conservation sectors, government and private industry. 

BEAN's Mission is to build a provincial network that actively develops, delivers and supports biodiversity education and awareness.

Website on biodiversity mainstreaming for poverty alleviation

For those of you who have not seen this yet, you may be interested to visit The site has many resources and links on the nexus between poverty and biodiversity. As an added bonus, you can watch a video of Dineo Gaborekwe from Botswana make the 'business case' for biodiversity to a panel of sectoral decision makers.

The Government of Seychelles and UNDP are partners for the successful implementation of a proud environmental programme financed by the GEF

Check out and explore the website of Government of Seychelles-UNDP-GEF Programme Coordination Unit -- the PCU.

The PCU is a dynamic local management system for the various projects that Seychelles benefits, funded by the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) and supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Most projects are national and focus of various thematic areas related to environmental management. 

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