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How Many Species on Earth? 8.7 Million, Says New Study How Many Species on Earth? 8.7 Million, Says New Study
24/ 08/ 2011
Eight million seven hundred thousand (give or take 1.3 million) is the latest estimated total number of species on Earth and the most precise calculation ever offered, according to a new study co-authored by a researcher with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
New Fund to Protect African Elephants Launched at UN-Backed Forum New Fund to Protect African Elephants Launched at UN-Backed Forum
22/ 08/ 2011
A UN-backed meeting of global conservation experts has concluded in Geneva with important decisions to protect a number of endangered species, including the launch of a trust fund to ensure the long-term survival of the African elephant population.
Investing in Ecosystem Services Vital to Improving Food Security, says UN Investing in Ecosystem Services Vital to Improving Food Security, says UN
22/ 08/ 2011
Recognising healthy ecosystems as the basis for sustainable water resources and stable food security can help produce more food from each unit of agricultural land, improve resilience to climate change and provide economic benefits for poor communities
UNEP Ogoniland Oil Assessment Reveals Extent of Environmental Contamination and Threats to Human Health UNEP Ogoniland Oil Assessment Reveals Extent of Environmental Contamination and Threats to Human Health
04/ 08/ 2011
The environmental restoration of Ogoniland in Nigeria could prove to be the world's most wide-ranging and long term oil clean-up exercise ever undertaken if contaminated drinking water, land, creeks and important ecosystems such as mangroves are to be brought back to full, productive health.
Conservation Project Aims to Save Central Europe's Rarest Bat Conservation Project Aims to Save Central Europe's Rarest Bat
01/ 08/ 2011
One of Europe's most endangered bat species has received an important conservation boost thanks to an innovative project carried out as part of the UNEP-backed 'Year of the Bat'.
Experts Concerned about Trade in Snake Skins Used in Luxury Products Experts Concerned about Trade in Snake Skins Used in Luxury Products
25/ 07/ 2011
A record number of over 200 delegates, from fifty countries, attending the meeting expressed concern about the sustainability of current levels of trade in skins of three species of snakes used in luxury products and an other 20 animal species used in biomedical research, the food industry or as pets.
Report Shows Continued Growth of Renewable Energy in 2010 Report Shows Continued Growth of Renewable Energy in 2010
13/ 07/ 2011
The renewable energy sector continued to perform well in 2010 despite the economic recession, according to a new report supported by UNEP.
Winners of Chinese Painting Competition Awarded at UNEP Winners of Chinese Painting Competition Awarded at UNEP
13/ 07/ 2011
Today, the top 18 winners of the Chinese Children's Painting Competition received their awards in the United Nations Environment Programme's (UNEP) headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.
Sustainable Management of Water Resources Key to Peace and Security in Central Asia Sustainable Management of Water Resources Key to Peace and Security in Central Asia
11/ 07/ 2011
Boosting cooperation between countries sharing the waters of the Amu Darya, Central Asia's longest river, could be key to future peace and security in the region a new report launched today by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) says.
Renewed momentum for tackling water scarcity and conflict in Darfur Renewed momentum for tackling water scarcity and conflict in Darfur
07/ 07/ 2011
Political commitment, donor interest and increased awareness of the need to manage Darfur's scarce water resources sustainably were among the key outcomes of a two-day international conference organized by the Sudanese Government and its international partners in Khartoum last week.

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