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Biodiversity Policy & Practice
Fourth Meeting of the Working Group on the Review of Implementation (WGRI 4) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

7-11 May 2012 | International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Montreal, Canada
 
Highlights for Tuesday, 8 May 2012
 
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WGRI 4

In the morning, Chair Hosino announced a contact group on the Strategic Plan and related issues had been established and would be Co-Chaired by Spencer Thomas (Grenada) and Andrew Bignell (New Zealand).

Throughout the day participants discussed: options for sending a technical and/or political message to Rio+20; integrating biodiversity into poverty eradication and development; cooperation with other conventions; and engaging with business. When adjourning the plenary mid-afternoon, Hosino announced that the contact group on the Strategic Plan and related issues would convene in the evening. The contact group on resource mobilization and the financial mechanism will convene Wednesday morning.

Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, CBD Executive Secretary, with delegates from Arabic speaking countries.
 
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Dais during the morning plenary session.

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Tone Solhaug, Norway

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Naoya Furuta, IUCN

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Ali Al-Lami, Iraq

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Braulio Diaz, Venezuela

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Boukar Attari, Niger

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L-R: Eric Blencowe, UK, in discussion with Tim Christophersen, CBD Secretariat.

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Naeem Ashraf Raja, Pakistan

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Malta Qwathekana, South Africa

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Francis Ogwal, Uganda

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L-R: Vishaish Uppal and Andrea Camacho, WWF

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Boureima Camara, Mali

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Matt Jones, Canada

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Nabil Hamada, Tunisia

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L-R: Nermalie Lita; Normita Ignacio; and Joy Angelica Santos-Doctor, the Philippines consuting on text.

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Paulino Franco de Carvalho, Brazil

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Cai Lei, China

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Andrew Seidl, IUCN

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Delegates from Senegal, South Africa, Niger, Uganda and Togo in a light conversation.

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L-R: Spencer Thomas, Grenada; Joseph Lawrence Brider, Cook Islands; and Alissa Takesy, Micronesia

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L-R: Andrew Bignell, New Zealand; and Emine Isciel, Norway

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L-R: Joseph Lawrence Brider, Cook Islands; Wendy Jackson, New Zealand; and Sebastian Marino, Palau, discussing capacity building.

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L-R: Spencer Thomas, Grenada, and Andrew Bignell, New Zealand, Contact Group Co-Chairs on the Strategic Plan.

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Dais of the Contact Group on the Strategic Plan.

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