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The live demo of the Bioland tool is now available. Please visit and take a look at its features
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The following presentation provide general background and guidance on the clearing-house mechanism. They are primarily intended for CHM National Focal Points in charge of establishing, strengthening and sustaining national clearing-house mechanisms. Click here to open
Underwater panorama
09 - 21 November 2018

 Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, 10 - 22 November 2018

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The purpose of the workshop is to build capacity and provide guidance on how to establish and sustain effective national clearing‑house mechanisms (CHM), in line with decision X/15 and in support of the national biodiversity strategies and action plans (NBSAPs).

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Out of the 167 freshwater Key Biodiversity Areas identified, mapped and validated throughout the Mediterranean region, 75 percent were found outside the boundaries of any pre-existing protected areas or other KBAs, according to the main results of an IUCN assessment revealed today at the IUCN World…