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More than a Billion People Depend on Wetlands for Livelihoods, Says Ramsar Convention Secretariat on World Wetlands Day More than a Billion People Depend on Wetlands for Livelihoods, Says Ramsar Convention Secretariat on World Wetlands Day
02/ 02/ 2016
Today marks the 45th anniversary of signing the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands.
UNEP Deputy Chief Calls for Measures to Protect Africa's Natural Resources UNEP Deputy Chief Calls for Measures to Protect Africa's Natural Resources
27/ 01/ 2016
At a retreat of the AU Executive Council Ibrahim Thiaw discussed fighting illegal trade in wildlife with African Foreign Ministers
Ireland Becomes a Hub for Water Quality Monitoring Excellence with the Opening of New UNEP GEMS/Water Centre Ireland Becomes a Hub for Water Quality Monitoring Excellence with the Opening of New UNEP GEMS/Water Centre
27/ 01/ 2016
The first-ever UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) held in June 2014 highlighted the importance of GEMS/Water in advancing the water-related targets of the SDGs.
UNEP Staff Member Injured in Jakarta Attacks UNEP Staff Member Injured in Jakarta Attacks
14/ 01/ 2016
UN offices in central Jakarta
World's Wildlife Trade Regulator Meets to Strengthen Measures to Prevent Extinctions and Tackle Illicit Trafficking World's Wildlife Trade Regulator Meets to Strengthen Measures to Prevent Extinctions and Tackle Illicit Trafficking
12/ 01/ 2016
CITES Standing Committee will review progress made in preparing and implementing National Ivory Action Plans, domestic legislation, and additional measures to protect Asian big cats, cheetahs, African grey parrots, pangolins, rhinos, sharks and timber.
Reducing Bird Mortality from Collisions with Glass Reducing Bird Mortality from Collisions with Glass
07/ 01/ 2016
Windows and tall glass-fronted buildings represent a particular hazard to migratory birds.
New GRASP Partners Increase Asian, African Impact New GRASP Partners Increase Asian, African Impact
16/ 12/ 2015
Two organizations join the Great Apes Survival Partnership
Angola, Seeking to Rebuild Elephant Populations, Named as Global Host of World Environment Day 2016 Angola, Seeking to Rebuild Elephant Populations, Named as Global Host of World Environment Day 2016
10/ 12/ 2015
New WED Host officially announced at COP 21 in Paris
RSPO Commits to Orangutan Crisis via GRASP RSPO Commits to Orangutan Crisis via GRASP
30/ 11/ 2015
An estimated 70,000 orangutans remain in the wild, but the majority are found on Borneo. The fires shattered already fragmented populations and left orangutan rehabilitation centers overwhelmed by rescued apes.
UNEP Research Presented at World Forum on Natural Capital Finds Economic, Social Benefits from Efficient Water Use in Morocco and Kazakhstan UNEP Research Presented at World Forum on Natural Capital Finds Economic, Social Benefits from Efficient Water Use in Morocco and Kazakhstan
27/ 11/ 2015
The project has developed a tool for mainstreaming ecosystem service valuation that helps understand (and measure) the impact of policies on natural asset wealth.

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