Abbreviations and acronyms related to the Convention

 

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R
R&D research and development
RAC Regional Activity Centre
RAFI Rural Advancement Foundation International.
Name changed in:  ETC group 
Ramsar Not an acronym, but a city in Iran where the Convention was signed in 1971.
Stands for Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat.
RAN Rainforest Action Network
RAP Conservation International's Rapid Assessment Programme
RAPA Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific of FAO
RAS Regional Advisory Services (an umbrella project provided by ROA)
RBA Rapid Biodiversity Assessment
RBEC Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS of UNDP
RBF Reef Ball Foundation
RBG Royal Botanic Gardens (Kew, UK)
RBI River Basin Initiative
RBINS Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
(Nl= Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen)
(Fr= Institut royal des Sciences naturelles de Belgique)
(De= Königlich Belgisches Institut für Naturwissenschaften)
RDB Red Data Book
rDNA recombinant DNA
REC Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe
RECMAB Research, Conservation and Monitoring Project of Migratory Arctic Birds on the Baltic Sea and the White Sea
RECOSCIX Regional Cooperation in Scientific Information Exchange Network
RED International Association 'Rurality-Environment-Development'
REDDA Réseau pour l' Environnement et le Développement durable en Afrique
RELIEF Réseau de liaison et d'échange de l'information environnementale francophone
RFPs regional focal points
RIC Rainforest Information Centre
RINT Royal Institute for the sustainable Management of natural resources and the promotion of clean Technology
[Nl= Koninklijk Instituut voor het duurzame beheer van de Natuurlijke rijkdommen en de bevordering van schone Technologie (KINT)]
[Fr= Institut Royal pour la Gestion durable des ressources naturelles et la promotion des Technologies propres (IRGT)]
RMCA Royal Museum for Central Africa
(Nl= Koninklijk Museum voor Midden-Afrika)
(Fr= Musée royal de l'Afrique centrale)
(De= Königliches Museum für Zentral-Afrika)
RNA ribonucleic acid
ROA Regional Office for Africa (of UNEP)
ROADIS Regional Office for Africa Documentation and Information Service Centre (of UNEP)
ROAP Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (of UNEP)
ROE Regional Office for Europe (of UNEP)
ROLAC Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (of UNEP)
RONA Regional Office for North America (of UNEP)
ROPME Regional Organization for the Protection of the Marine Environment
ROSSMIZE Ross Sea Marginal Ice Zone Ecology
ROWA Regional Office for West Asia (of UNEP)
RTU recognisable taxonomic units

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