Sunday, November 05, 2006

Capacity planning for biodiversity conservation

Water sampling during Okavango Delta Aquarap project, 2000

Stakeholders in conservation of natural resources gathered this past week in Maun to discuss capacity assessment for the Botswana Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan. The workshop was convened by the Botswana Government’s Environmental Affairs Department -- formerly the National Conservation Strategy (Coordinating) Agency) – to look at ways of carrying out biodiversity monitoring, inventory, and in-situ and ex-situ conservation and sustainable use. The overall strategy is meant to support the United Nations Convention on Biodiversity and complement the work of two other UN conventions, Framework Convention on Climate Change and Convention to Combat Desertification.

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