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Webinar Marine Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction in the Southeast Pacific and Southeast Atlantic   Event hosted by the Abidjan Convention Secretariat, the Secretariat of the Permanent Commission for the South Pacific...
Atelier d’élaboration des plans d’actions des protocoles en vue de la préparation de la réunion des plénipotentiaires Plus d'informationc ici http://abidjanconvention.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=343&lang=f...

Abidjan - From 3 to 8 September 2018 in New York, the STRONG High Seas project, together with Germany, the Abidjan Convention Secretariat and the Secretariat of the Permanent Commission for the South Pacific, hosted a capacity building workshop to support State delegates to the negotiations on an international legally binding instrument under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ).

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Abidjan – The MAVA Foundation for Nature has developed, in close collaboration with key stakeholders in the West African subregion, an intervention strategy for the period 2016-2022. In West Africa, conservation priorities jointly identified with partners have led to the development of eight specific action plans which aim to reduce six threats to six selected biological targets.

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Abidjan - The Abidjan Convention and the Norwegian Centre of Expertise Grid Arendal have developed a project called "Marine Management in West Africa on Training and Application”. This project funded by the German Ministry of the Environment, Conservation of Nature, Construction and Nuclear Safety, was launched during a workshop which took place in Dakar in April 2016.

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Abidjan - Fès (Morocco) hosted from 10 to 12 September the International Conference for Culture and Religion Dialogue to discuss peace, security and stability through the following workshops on: (1) languages and religion, (2) artists and their works, (3) key actors of corruption and peace, (4) role of the politic man and the economist, among others.

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Abidjan - The Convention for Co-operation in the Protection, Management and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the Atlantic Coast of the West, Central and Southern Africa Region, known as the Abidjan Convention, its partners and the representatives of the countries within the area of the Convention, started on Monday, September 3, in Abidjan, a workshop aiming at drawing up action plans for the implementation of one existing protocol and three additional ones.

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Abidjan – A delegation from the Abidjan Convention conducted an evaluation mission on the restauration of mangroves in The Gambia and Guinea-Bissau from 12 to 24 August 2018. This meeting is part of the demonstration project of the Canary Current Large Ecosystem (CCLME) third component on Biodiversity, Habitat and Water Quality.

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Abidjan – A dedicated multi stakeholder partnership of conservationists from across West Africa teamed up from 23 to 25 July to coordinate actions in the fight to save aquatic wildlife--which are facing an increasing level of threats.


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In view of finding strategies to fight against this phenomenon, the Abidjan Convention and its partners; USAID, Wild Migration and Ocean Care convened a meeting in Abidjan, Plateau in the framework of the Abidjan Aquatic Wildlife Partnership (AAWP).

This alliance which was formed following concern raised on this issue at the Abidjan Convention’s Twelfth Conference of the Parties (COP12) in March 2017, seeks to end the unsustainable use of endangered marine and other aquatic species across the coastal countries of West, Central and Southern Africa, which form the mandate area for the Abidjan Convention.

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