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Issue 181 - Month October 11 - 14, 2016
Newsletter on ecosystems-based risk reduction and climate change adaptation
PEDRR Shoutout: Live to Tell

International Day for Disaster Reduction focused on reducing disaster mortality throughout the world. 
Step up for wetlands: Launch of the 2016 World Disaster Report
The International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC) and Wetlands international celebrated International Day for Disaster Reduction in Dakar, Senegal, where they highlighted the importance of the Sahel wetlands for disaster risk reduction at the launch of the 2016 World Disaster Report. Click Here.
Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction in Action
UN Environment featured efforts in four countries where Eco-DRR is being implemented in some of the world’s most vulnerable communities: Haiti, Sudan, Afghanistan and DR Congo. Read here.

Nature for Lives
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) released an article demonstrating why investing in ecosystems and nature-based solutions can save lives and strengthen community resilience. Read here for more information.                                                                     
UNISDR © 2016
Seagrass emerges on the world conservation agenda
The World Seagrass Association (WEA)  has issued a consensus statement signed by 115 scientists, from over 115 countries, calling for urgent action on better managing, protecting and monitoring seagrass ecosystems.Read here for more information. In addition to providing critical habitats for marine life and supporting biodiversity, seagrasses also provide important protection to coastal communities, stabilizing sediments and buffering against storm surges and strong waves,as demonstrated in a study by UN Environment in Jamaica. Click Here

The Conservation © 2016
Call for Videos  
Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR)
Pragya India is calling for video messages on Eco-DRR or EbA to be featured as part of a video production, which will be shown at the AMCDRR, to be held in New Delhi, India, on 02-05 November 2016. UN Environment in partnership with Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) and Pragya India are organizing a special event on “Scaling-up Ecosystem-Based Disaster Risk Reduction in Development Planning and Practice in Asia”, taking place on 03 November. To find out more on how to contribute follow the link.

AMCDRR © 2016 
Special Thanks
PEDRR would like to thank Aditi Khodke who completed her internship with UN Environment and the PEDRR Secretariat. She has greatly contributed to PEDRR’s social media, project support functions and other assignments. She was an extremely supportive team member and we wish her all the best in the future.
Job Vacancies
Protected Area Management Consultancy
Organisation: Conservation International
Location: Monrovia, Liberia 
Deadline: 11 November

Emergency Programme Manager
Organisation: Christian Aid
Location: Juba, South Sudan
Deadline: 30 October

Biodiversity and Ecosystems Consultancy
Organisation: United Nations Development Programme  (UNDP)
 Location: Home based
 Deadline: 21 October


Disaster Risk Reduction Internship
JO 68254

Organisation: UN Environment/PEDRR Secretariat
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Deadline: 28 October 

Environmental Management Systems Officer
Organisation:United Nations Office of Project Services (UNOPS)
Location:  Geneva, Switzerland
Deadline:  22 October

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News Writer: Lawson Brunnock.  
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