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Nagoya 2010: ProtectedPlanet.net takes you to 150,000 spectacular nature sites Nagoya 2010: ProtectedPlanet.net takes you to 150,000 spectacular nature sites
19/ 10/ 2010
Protectedplanet.net, launched today at the 10th Meeting of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, offers an 'Explore the World' function where users can take an online visit to several protected areas
Nagoya 2010: Carbon Mapping to curb climate change and boost biodiversity Nagoya 2010: Carbon Mapping to curb climate change and boost biodiversity
18/ 10/ 2010
Mapping where a country's carbon stocks overlap with areas that are rich in wildlife and important for local peoples' livelihoods is underway in Asia, Africa and Latin America.
Nagoya 2010: New website uses 'citizen science' to cover 150,000 protected areas Nagoya 2010: New website uses 'citizen science' to cover 150,000 protected areas
18/ 10/ 2010
ProtectedPlanet.net is an interactive, social media-based website that provides in-depth information on 150,000 protected areas worldwide
Nagoya 2010: Rising threats to marine biodiversity Nagoya 2010: Rising threats to marine biodiversity
18/ 10/ 2010
Rising pollution, the effects of climate change and over-fishing are threatening the future of marine biodiversity across the globe
Carbon Mapping to curb climate change and boost biodiversity Carbon Mapping to curb climate change and boost biodiversity
17/ 10/ 2010
A new UNEP-led mapping project shows how carbon stocks in Asia, Africa and Latin America overlap with biodiversity hotspots
Africa seizes Green Economy opportunity Africa seizes Green Economy opportunity
13/ 10/ 2010
Africa is at key crossroads in its history. It is facing multiple challenges from overcoming poverty and coping with climate change, but it is also a moment of rising opportunities from the potential for renewable energy to the extraordinary economic importance of it's nature-based assets
International efforts to save dugongs, the world's last remaining 'mermaids' International efforts to save dugongs, the world's last remaining 'mermaids'
07/ 10/ 2010
Dugongs are believed to have been at the origin of mermaid legends when spotted swimming in the water from a distance. Now the remaining populations of this seemingly clumsy sea mammal, commonly known as a sea cow, are at serious risk of becoming extinct within the next 40 years.
Success in fighting illegal trade in parrots Success in fighting illegal trade in parrots
07/ 10/ 2010
The Secretary-General of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) has awarded a Certificate of Commendation to the General Directorate of Customs of the Czech Republic and the Czech Environmental Inspectorate in recognition of their exemplary efforts to combat illegal trade in parrots.
UN sustainability campaign wins best website award UN sustainability campaign wins best website award
28/ 09/ 2010
Greening the Blue , the website covering all issues relating to the United Nations's sustainability performance has won an international award for 'Best Website'
A 'whale's eye view' of the changing Arctic A 'whale's eye view' of the changing Arctic
21/ 09/ 2010
Trips to the pristine habitats of Antarctica and the Arctic show both the beauty and vulnerability of nature. In Svalbard, we saw at first hand the effects of climate change.

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