Formia, Italy, 7 October 2013. A week of international meetings aimed at promoting the conservation of biodiversity, and migratory species in particular, has started today in Formia, Italy. The venue is the historic setting of the Grand Hotel Miramare.The Chairs of the Scientific Advisory Bodies of the six biodiversity-related Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) together with Secretariats’ representatives and selected observers are focussing on concerted efforts towards implementating the Aichi Targets and contributing to the IPBES process.
Tomorrow, 8 October, the discussion will focus on identifiying and possibly suggesting a single nomenclature and taxonomy reference for bird species for adoption by all relevant regional and global intergovernmental treaties.
A Strategic and Planning meeting of the CMS Scientific Council will follow from 9 to 11 October with the main objective to brainstorm on adjusting the structure and modus operandi of the Council to better meet the scientific needs and challenges of CMS.
The week will end on Saturday 12 October with a one-day workshop dedicated to explore and promote the economic value and benefits of tourism associated with migratory species. Target groups of this event are local government officials, managers of protected areas, representatives of environmental groups, management and tourist agencies.
All meetings are organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Migratory Species; the Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA) and the Authority of the Ulisse Riviera Regional Park. Furthermore, they are supported by the Regional Centre for Environmental Education and Information (C.R.E.I.A.) and Cities of Gaeta, Formia, Minturno and Sperlonga.
CMS appreciates the interest and commitment of Italian institutions towards promoting the objectives of the Convention. Local stakeholders are strongly invited to participate in the very important initiative of 12 October that considers migratory species as strategic resources for the economy of local communities.
For more information and details on the workshop, please contact the Park Authority at the following address: e-mail: email@example.com.