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New technologies to improve tracing of wildlife trade New technologies to improve tracing of wildlife trade
30/ 06/ 2011
Transferring from paper to electronic systems will allow more efficient tracing of an ever-growing trade in wildlife products.
UNEP launches 2011 Ozone Africa Media Award UNEP launches 2011 Ozone Africa Media Award
28/ 06/ 2011
Applications are now open for UNEP's Ozone Africa Media Award. Journalists working in print, radio, television and electronic media are encouraged to enter.
At Home with Rwanda's Baby Gorillas At Home with Rwanda's Baby Gorillas
20/ 06/ 2011
In a new, three-part film, UNEP has revisited the three baby gorillas named during World Environment Day celebrations in 2010.
Fixing Our Broken Oceans Fixing Our Broken Oceans
17/ 06/ 2011
Investing in more sustainable ways to manage fisheries is needed to secure food security, biodiversity and other vital services provided by oceans, writes UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner and Joshua S. Reichert of the Pew Environment Group.
Focus on Forests for World Day to Combat Desertification Focus on Forests for World Day to Combat Desertification
16/ 06/ 2011
In a message to mark the World Day to Combat Desertification, UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner says that investing in arid zone forests can fight poverty and help the transition towards a green economy.
New Partnerships Needed to Ensure Future of Marine Environments: UN New Partnerships Needed to Ensure Future of Marine Environments: UN
08/ 06/ 2011
Declines in marine ecosystems due to overfishing and pollution could be reversed if organisations, communities and other stakeholders adopt a more integrated approach to managing coastal environments, according to a new UN publication.
ALDEBARAN: Communicating the Ocean ALDEBARAN: Communicating the Ocean
08/ 06/ 2011
19 years ago, ALDEBARAN Hamburg set its sails to provide crucial and continuous information on the climatic challenges of the ocean - using all kinds of media
World's Main Forest Regions Strengthen Co-operation at Brazzaville Summit World's Main Forest Regions Strengthen Co-operation at Brazzaville Summit
08/ 06/ 2011
Countries from the tropical forest ecosystems of the Amazon, Congo and South East Asia have strengthened co-operation on the sustainable use of forest resources to achieve national economic growth, at a major summit in Congo-Brazzaville.
Wildlife task force to combat organized crime targeting elephants and rhinos Wildlife task force to combat organized crime targeting elephants and rhinos
07/ 06/ 2011
Last month the Ivory and Rhinoceros Enforcement Task Force of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) met in the headquarters of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Nairobi to discuss urgent action against organized crime targeting the world's two largest pachyderms: the elephant and the rhino.
A Virtual College for Species Conservation launched A Virtual College for Species Conservation launched
07/ 06/ 2011
Conservation has now been given a lecture hall with the launch of the new Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) Virtual College

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