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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.
African heads of state stress importance of Rio+ 20 for continent African heads of state stress importance of Rio+ 20 for continent
01/ 07/ 2011
African heads of state have stressed the need for a common voice on sustainable development in the run-up to next year's major Rio+20 conference.
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.

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