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Organized Crime in Wildlife, Gold and Timber, Worth Over One Billion USD, Further Fuels Conflict in Eastern DR Congo - UN Report Organized Crime in Wildlife, Gold and Timber, Worth Over One Billion USD, Further Fuels Conflict in Eastern DR Congo - UN Report
16/ 04/ 2015
Experts estimate that 10-30 per cent of this illegal trade (around US$ 72-426 million per annum) goes to transnational organized criminal networks based outside eastern DRC
The Swiss expedition "Race for Water Odyssey" Reaches New York The Swiss expedition "Race for Water Odyssey" Reaches New York
09/ 04/ 2015
The world's oceans receive an enormous amount of litter each year, much of which is persistent and creates marine pollution that is global and intergenerational.
Italy to Lead Global Celebrations of World Environment Day, Spark Action on Sustainable Future Italy to Lead Global Celebrations of World Environment Day, Spark Action on Sustainable Future
07/ 04/ 2015
World Environment Day 2015 to Take Centre Stage at Milan Expo.
Livelihoods Development Critical to Post-Conflict Peacebuilding and Economic Recovery - New Study Livelihoods Development Critical to Post-Conflict Peacebuilding and Economic Recovery - New Study
03/ 04/ 2015
Rebuilding livelihoods in post conflict countries is a critical component of peacebuilding and economic recovery.
Biodiversity Damage Mapped by Global Land-Use Study Biodiversity Damage Mapped by Global Land-Use Study
02/ 04/ 2015
The study concluded that, if human impacts continue to grow as they have been, future losses in biodiversity will be concentrated in biodiverse but economically poor countries
Secretary-General Appoints Elliott Harris of Trinidad and Tobago Assistant Secretary-General and Head of UNEP New York Office Secretary-General Appoints Elliott Harris of Trinidad and Tobago Assistant Secretary-General and Head of UNEP New York Office
01/ 04/ 2015
Mr. Harris has led and plays a central role in UNEP's contribution to the Post 2015 development agenda process and important inter-agency coordination mechanisms.
Countries Get Serious About Wildlife Crime, Pledge Tougher Penalties for Traffickers and Kingpins Countries Get Serious About Wildlife Crime, Pledge Tougher Penalties for Traffickers and Kingpins
27/ 03/ 2015
At the International Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade
Elephant poaching rates virtually unchanged in 2014 Elephant poaching rates virtually unchanged in 2014
24/ 03/ 2015
CITES MIKE programme says that elephant populations continue to decline owing to steady poaching trends. Positive progress in East Africa, but situation deteriorating in Central and West Africa. First compliance measures adopted.
Ahead of World Water Day, UN Calls for Better Management of Water Resources Ahead of World Water Day, UN Calls for Better Management of Water Resources
20/ 03/ 2015
The report stresses the urgent need to change the way we use and manage this water resources.

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