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Throughout the negotiations of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) have noted the need for national level capacity-building, and technical and scientific cooperation to enhance the generation, monitoring, reporting and assessment of…
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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
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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).

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…