News From The Projects

CMPA organizes panel discussion on capacity building during INSEE Conference

09 Nov, 2017

The Indian Society for Ecological Economics (INSEE) organised its 9th Biennial Conference in Thrissur, Kerala, on November 8-10, 2017. The conference provided..

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Better fish stock assessment can prevent possible loss of biodiversity in the Indian fisheries: A workshop on assessing fish stocks in a data-poor environment

05 Oct, 2017

In its quest to support international scientific cooperation with Indian research institutions, the CMPA Project, together with the..

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CMPA studies on the ecological status of Chorao’s mangroves presented at the ‘National Conference on Mangrove Ecosystem’ held at the National Institute of Oceanography, Goa

26 Jul, 2017

On the occasion of the International Mangrove Day on 26th July, the Mangrove Society of India organized a National Conference on..

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The Chorao People’s Biodiversity Register: First results presented

24 Jul, 2017

Under the umbrella of the CMPA Project, a meeting was held at the Goa State Biodiversity Board (GSBB) to inform about actions..

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CMPA Project provides support to the realisation of People's Biodiversity Registers in Gujarat

04 Jul, 2017

In line with its support to the participatory management of biodiversity in coastal areas, and in collaboration with the Gujarat Ecological Education and Research (GEER) Foundation..

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Field guide release: "Introduction to the Coastal and Marine Biodiversity of Maharashtra"

01 Jul, 2017

As part of this year’s annual celebration of “Van Mahotsava”, or “Forest Day”, Maharashtra’s Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis released the..

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Goa Monsoon Festival: Chorao celebrates its biodiversity

25 Jun, 2017

In the context of Goa’s Monsoon Festivals, the Chorao Biodiversity Management Committee (BMC) organized at the Shri Vishnu Devastan a..

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Dr. Aaron S. Lobo as new Speaker of the SNRD Asia – Hills to Ocean (H2O) working group

19 Jun, 2017

Dr. Aaron S. Lobo, Advisor of the CMPA Project, was nominated as the new Speaker of the Hills to Ocean Working Group (H2O) at the recent..

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Monsoon Bonanza: Chorao school students explore Goa's mangroves in the Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary

12 Jun, 2017

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in Goa has been engaged by the CMPA Project to support the Biodiversity Management Committee of..

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A Seminar on Communicating Environmental issues through the media, Mumbai

26 May, 2017

Organized under the CMPA project, At St Pauls Institute of Communication Education, Bandra (W), Mumbai

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IGBP participates in the official national event for celebration of the International Day for Biological Diversity 2017 in Goa

22 May, 2017

“Conservation must be linked to local economy”, said Mr. Manohar Parrikar, Chief Minister of Goa at the IGBP exhibition during the IDB 2017.

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Training of Trainers conducted by IGNFA- GIZ during May 9 -11, 2017

12 May, 2017

Under the CMPA project, Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy (IGNFA) and GIZ jointly organized a Train the Trainer (TTT)” event at Goa during..

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Training course on Ecosystem-based Fisheries Management, Goa

08 May, 2017

The CMPA Project organized a 5-day training course on Ecosystem-based Fisheries Management using “Ecopath with Ecosim (EwE)”.

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Inauguration of Coastal and Marine Biodiversity Centre, Airoli

30 Apr, 2017

Maharashtra's first state-of-the-art Coastal and Marine Biodiversity Centre (CMCB) was inaugurated in Airoli on Sunday 30th April 2017 by.

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CMPA Project hosts the ValuES field trip to Chorao Island, Goa

28 Apr, 2017

Over 40 participants from 17 countries that attended the Fourth ValuES Regional Asia-Africa-Europe meeting in Goa used the last day of their..

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Workshop conducted to finalize eLearning courses on coastal and marine biodiversity for Science and Media students

26 Apr, 2017

In continuation with the ongoing support by CMPA project to partner institutions in developing eLearning courses on coastal and marine..

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"Training expedition on Resource Assessment and Sustainable Management of Marine Fisheries" in Veraval, Gujarat

24 Apr, 2017

GIZ, WII, Gujarat Forest Department and the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) jointly organized a “Training expedition on..

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Training Expedition conducted by CMPA project on marine fisheries for the managers of forest, fisheries and Indian Coast Guard officials

19 Apr, 2017

Training Expedition on "Sustainable Management of Marine Fisheries for Conserving Coastal and Marine Resources" conducted during..

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Trainings of Eco-club School Teachers on Coastal and Marine Biodiversity and Protected Area Management in Gujarat

10 Apr, 2017

Trainings of Eco-club School Teachers on “Coastal and Marine Biodiversity and Protected Area Management in Gujarat” were organized jointly by..

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CMPA project staff from the Mangrove Cell honoured with the "Friend of Turtle" Award

05 Apr, 2017

The two project associates in Maharashtra for the CMPA project, Mr. Mohan Upadhye and Mr. Abhinay Kelaskar were awarded the Friend of..

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PBR of Chorao: Commencement of ward-wise resource mapping

27 Mar, 2017

Following the inception meeting for the development of the People’s Biodiversity Register of Chorao, TERI, the institution that was appointed as..

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Workshop on "Improving conservation outcome through multi stakeholder engagement", Pune

21 Mar, 2017

A workshop on “Improving conservation outcome through multi stakeholder engagement” was conducted by GIZ Advisers Supriya Jhunjhunwala &..

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Kick-off meeting for initiating the People's Biodiversity Register in Chorao, Goa2

15 Mar, 2017

Aaron Lobo, GIZ, Technical Advisor of the CMPA Project, organized a kick-off meeting for initiating the preparation of a People’s Biodiversity..

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Towards Participatory Management: An Exposure Visit to Odisha by Maharashtra Forest Officials

13 Mar, 2017

A five day exposure visit was organised by GIZ and the Mangrove Cell Maharashtra for its officers and staff involved in the CMPA project..

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Workshop organized in Andamans for finalization of the MEE framework and a Training Module on 'Management Effectiveness Evaluation of Coastal and Marine Protected Areas in India' jointly by GIZ and the Wildlife Institute

27 Feb, 2017

Under the Output area II (Capacity Development), the project has partnered with the Wildlife Institute of India (WII) to implement specific set of..

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Training of Trainers on Effective delivery of coastal and marine biodiversity courses for media students

06 Feb, 2017

A one-day Training of Trainers was organized for the faculty members and trainers of the St Paul Institute of Communication Education..

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Training of Eco-club Teachers on Coastal and Marine Biodiversity and Protected Area Management in Gujarat

01 Dec, 2016

Trainings of Eco-club School Teachers on “Coastal and Marine Biodiversity and Protected Area Management in Gujarat” were organised jointly by..

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Inauguration of the new Interpretation Centre in Khijadiya, Gujarat

28 Nov, 2016

On 28th November 2016, Shri Kuldeep Goel, Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (PCCF-Wildlife), Government of Gujarat, and..

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Training to empower local youth as nature guides @ Anjarle Village, Maharashtra, India

25 Nov, 2016

A one day workshop was conducted to train local youth to conduct nature trails as part of the Conservation and Sustainable Management of..

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Goa Bird Festival 2016

11 Nov, 2016

The CMPA Project officially partnered with the Goa Bird Festival 2016, one of the Goa Forest Department’s flagship events for the..

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Training Expedition for the front-line Forest staff on 'Coastal and Marine Biodiversity' in Gujarat

24 Oct, 2016

A Training Expedition on 'Coastal and Marine Biodiversity and Protected Area Management' was organised for the front-line staff of the..

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Panel Discussion on Coastal and Marine Biodiversity in Gujarat

22 Oct, 2016

A panel discussion on “Coastal and Marine Biodiversity in Gujarat” under GIZ’s CMPA project was organised on 22 October 2016 in..

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Onboard MV Chudamani: A new tourist boat for the Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary

19 Oct, 2016

As part of a visit to Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary by Dr. Konrad Uebelhoer, the new director of the Indo-German Biodiversity Programme, GIZ..

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Training Expedition for the front-line Forest staff on 'Coastal and Marine Biodiversity' in Maharashtra

04 Oct, 2016

A Training Expedition on 'Coastal and Marine Biodiversity and Protected Area Management' was organised for the front-line staff of the Maharashtra..

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A workshop on Ecological Characterisation of Two Wetlands in Gujarat

28 Sep, 2016

The Conservation and Sustainable Management of Coastal and Marine Protected Areas (CMPA) project is facilitating baseline studies..

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'Strengthening Management Capacities for International Cooperation (CICM)': Officials from the Ministry of Finance visit the CMPA Pilot site in Goa

27 Sep, 2016

Officials from the Department of Economic Affairs, (Ministry of Finance, Government of India) visited Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, the pilot site..

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Planet at the Crossroads: Indo-German Biodiversity Programme at the 25th World Conservation Congress

01 Sep, 2016

The 25th World Conservation Congress (WCC) of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), has brought together thousands..

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'Understanding Mangroves:' A Three Day Teachers Training Workshop held in Goa

26 Jul, 2016

As a kick off to the “International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem” on 26 July, the CMPA Project in Goa supported..

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Celebrating the International Mangrove Day 2016

26 Jul, 2016

The Mangrove Cell has been instrumental in undertaking the activities with respect to conservation of mangroves. It has also..

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Conference on Seagrass Ecosystems in India

12 Jul, 2016

Seagrass occurs in most of the coastal waters around the globe. These highly productive ecosystems have many ecological and economic..

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“Go Wild for Life”: Celebrating the World Environment Day at Anjarle, Maharashtra

05 May, 2016

Go Wild for life”- keeping in mind the theme for this year’s World Environment Day, Sahyadri Nisarga Mitra (SNM) jointly organised an event at..

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Participatory Approach for Cross-sector Cooperation: An insight into the Human Capacity Development component of the CMPA project

23 May, 2016

There are many ways in which individuals and organisations can contribute towards conservation and sustainable management of..

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Biodiversity Race: First of its kind in India to Mark the International Day for Biodiversity

22 May, 2016

A Biodiversity Race, first of its kind in India, was organised in Matheran, Maharashtra, to mark the International Day for Biological..

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Events Organised by GIZ's CMPA project to mark the International Day for Biological Diversity

18 May, 2016

The CMPA project is a part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI). The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and..

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A Visit to the Velas Turtle Conservation Area in Maharashtra

20 Apr, 2016

Velas, a village in the Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra, is taking the lead in setting an example for ‘eco-tourism’ in India. Velas, an important..

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A Milestone for the Indo-German Biodiversity Programme: Launch of the Mangrove Interpretation Facility at Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Chorao, Goa

19 Apr, 2016

This is something very useful and important for the island of Chorao. We knew that Chorao is rich in biological diversity such as birds and mangroves..

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'Eco-Tourism Guide Training Programme' Organised by GIZ’s CMPA project, Maharashtra Forest Department, and the Bombay Natural History Society

28 Mar, 2016

A five day ‘Eco-Tourism Guide Training Programme’ was conducted for 20 fishermen at the Coastal and Marine Biodiversity Park Airoli..

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Knowledge Cafe: Multi-disciplinary Discussion on Coastal and Marine Biodiversity Research

11 Mar, 2016

One of the strategic goals of the capacity development efforts under the GIZ's CMPA project is to enhance the understanding and appreciation..

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Discussion on Research and Management of the Coastal and Marine Protected Areas, and Human-Wildlife Conflict in India

09 Mar, 2016

Human capacity development is an important component of GIZ’s CMPA project, under which the project is working with three key sectors in..

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Knowledge Cafe on Coastal and Marine Biodiversity Research

02 Mar, 2016

One of the strategic goals of the capacity development efforts under the GIZ's CMPA project is to enhance the understanding and appreciation..

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Enhancing Capacity for Effective Management of Coastal and Marine World Heritage Sites of the Asia-Pacific Region

26 Feb, 2016

GIZ's CMPA Project in partnership with the Wildlife Institute of India (WII) and the West Bengal Forest Department conducted an international..

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Workshop on 'E-Learning for Coastal and Marine Biodiversity Conservation and Management'

18 Feb, 2016

In order to set the wheels in motion for the process of developing the entire e-learning course, a workshop has been planned to bring together..

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International Conference on Ecosystem Services of Wetlands: ‘Ardrabhumi-2016’

16 Feb, 2016

The Maharashtra Forest Department, Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History (SACON), the Mangrove Society of India..

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'Kheldho' float supported by GIZ's CMPA project and the Goa Forest Department steals the limelight at the Goa Carnival 2016

08 Feb, 2016

'Kheldho' float supported by GIZ's CMPA Project and the Goa Forest Department glittered at the Goa Carnival 2016 parade. The Carnival..

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Anjarle Turtle Festival in Maharashtra

07 Feb, 2016

The first ever ‘Anjarle Turtle Festival’ was jointly hosted by GIZ’s CMPA project, the Anjarle Gram Panchayat, and the Forest Department..

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Blue Whale Rescued in Maharashtra by the Programme Associates of GIZ project, local NGO- SNM and Forest Guards

05 Feb, 2016

Germany and India are aiming to reinforce their environmental cooperation especially in the field of climate protection. That is the conclusion..

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A series of postage stamps on India’s rich biodiversity soon!

03 Dec, 2015

A series of postage stamps on the rich biodiversity of the country will be released soon to educate the people about the different species..

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Joint Declaration adopted by Germany and India to expand cooperation on Environmental Protection

05 Oct, 2015

Germany and India are aiming to reinforce their environmental cooperation especially in the field of climate protection. That is the conclusion..

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