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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
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.
UNEP Report : Green Economy can reduce poverty and help meet Millennium Development Goals UNEP Report : Green Economy can reduce poverty and help meet Millennium Development Goals
20/ 09/ 2010
Investing in clean energy, sustainable transport, forests and environmentally-friendly agriculture is essential if internationally-agreed goals to reduce poverty are to be achieved.
Millions unite for 'Clean up the World' campaign Millions unite for 'Clean up the World' campaign
15/ 09/ 2010
Volunteers across the globe will be cleaning up their local parks, waterways and forests in a bid to restore and protect nature this Clean Up the World Weekend, in support of the United Nations 2010 International Year of Biodiversity.
Killing the cures: how biodiversity loss is harming medical science Killing the cures: how biodiversity loss is harming medical science
14/ 09/ 2010
Biodiversity is essential for the functioning of ecosystems that sustain all life on Earth. The ongoing and escalating disappearance of that diversity will harm society in myriad ways. One way that is often overlooked is the damaging impact on medical science.

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