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Science-based expansion of the Tri-National Turtle Corridor: Sulu Sulawesi Marine Ecoregion (SSME) Project
Marine turtles are integral components of the Sulu-Sulawesi marine ecosystems, and a priority conservation component of the Sulu-Sulawesi Seascape programme. Similarly, these are also a priority under the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia Marine Turtle Memorandum of Understanding (IOSEA MoU), the Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food...
Towards Networking of National Protected Areas for the Conservation of Critical Habitats of Green Sea Turtle Populations in the Philippines
Ma. Theresa Mundita Lim*, Marlynn Mendoza, Nilda Baling, Marion Daclan and Evangeline Miclat. *Biodiversity Management Bureau, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Diliman, Quezon City 1101, Philippines The establishment of local marine protected areas (MPAs) and networks for the conservation of coastal ecosystems and fishery management is widely practiced in...
Collaboration between CTI-CFF and GIZ Concerning the Sulu-Sulawesi Seascape
Jakarta,  3 March 2016 - The Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security (CTI-CFF) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) declaring their mutual interest in addressing the urgent threats faced by the coastal and marine resources of the Coral...
Blue Planning in Practice – test training
From 19-21 April 2016, ten marine spatial planning experts from various intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations and 6 countries met in Frankfurt, Germany to test the new training course called “Blue Planning in Practice”. This course is being designed by the Blue Solutions Initiative to enable planners and decision makers to...
Mainstreaming human rights, why and how?
It is no denying that central to the heart of the Sustainable Development Agenda is the integration of human rights. And as development workers, it is our responsibility to ensure that the concept is integral to our everyday work. In order to acquaint everyone with HRBA, or “Human Rights Based...
GIZ Publication Recommended “Germany in the Eyes of the World”
Title: Germany in the Eyes of the World Project Team: Alexandra Behns, Dr Mike Enskat, Thorsten Giehler, Dr Oliver Gnad, Regina Kallmayer, Stefan Opitz, Anne-Valerie Peters, Nina Sarrazin, Jörg Schindler, Andreas von Schumann, Philipp Schwörer, Nikola Seiler, Dr Mischa Skribot, Katja Suhr, Dr Sabine Tonscheidt Language: Available in English and German This qualitative study explains how people around the world view Germany,...
Bangkok Post, 6 June 2016: German help for sustainable farming
A German government agency has introduced a new international rice farming standard for Thai farmers aimed at helping them to lower cost and upgrade agricultural practices towards sustainability. Matthias Bickel, project director of Asean Sustainable Agrifood Systems of the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the German government’s sustainable development...
In the Media: GIZ steps up policy integration efforts in integrating SDGs in Asia
1 June 2016 --- In an interview with Channel 3, a Thai local news broadcast, Morning World program, two GIZ representatives, Dr. Philipp Magiera, TUEWAS (Transport, Environment, Energy and Water in Asia) Spokesperson and Programme Director Mekong River Commission and Dr. Petra Mutlu, GIZ Head of Sectoral Department, reiterated the...
Better joint implementation and linkages between local, regional, and national levels hold the key to SDG success
Joint Conference: TUEWAS and SNRD Asia - Breaking down the SDGs - Contributing to Implementing the Agenda 2030 Bangkok, 01 June 2016 – The key to the success of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is better joint implementation and linkages between local, regional, and national levels. This is the...
GIZ PAME celebrates International Biodiversity Day with #‎selfieforbiodiversity‬ Photo Contest
The GIZ Protected Area Management Enhancement (PAME) project in the Philippines with its partner, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Biodiversity Management Bureau (DENR-BMB), celebrated the International Biodiversity Day last May 22, 2016 by sponsoring the Selfie for Biodiversity and Livelihood photo contest. A nationwide contest was announced to...