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CITES to discuss initiatives to dismantle criminal networks involved in tiger and rhino poaching CITES to discuss initiatives to dismantle criminal networks involved in tiger and rhino poaching
15/ 03/ 2010
Delegates and enforcement experts attending the CITES summit in Qatar will discuss this week the perilous state of tigers in the wild and the nature of poaching and illegal trade in tigers.
John Scanlon appointed as New Secretary-General of CITES John Scanlon appointed as New Secretary-General of CITES
13/ 03/ 2010
John Scanlon, a top advisor at the United Nations Environment Programme, has been named as the new Secretary-General of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES).
CITES world conference to look at wildlife trade rules CITES world conference to look at wildlife trade rules
12/ 03/ 2010
Some 1,500 delegates representing more than 170 governments, indigenous peoples, non-governmental organizations and businesses will attend the triennial world conference of the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) which kicks off in Doha on 13 March.
UN Year of the Gorilla boosts conservation of the world's most endangered great apes UN Year of the Gorilla boosts conservation of the world's most endangered great apes
11/ 03/ 2010
The plight of gorillas in danger was brought home to millions through hundreds of Year of the Gorilla articles, interviews, lectures, conferences and films last year - more than through any similar global species campaign.
UNEP Report Inspires Plastiki Expedition UNEP Report Inspires Plastiki Expedition
09/ 03/ 2010
The Plastiki - a 60-foot catamaran made from 12,500 reclaimed bottles and fully recycled plastic which will set sail at the end of March to raise awareness about plastic waste.
World Environment Ministers Signal Resolve to Realize Sustainable Development World Environment Ministers Signal Resolve to Realize Sustainable Development
26/ 02/ 2010
In the first landmark Declaration issued by ministers of the environment in a decade, governments pledged to step up the global response to the major environmental and sustainability challenges of this generation.
UNEP and Government of Indonesia Emphasize Role of Blue Carbon in Combating Climate Change UNEP and Government of Indonesia Emphasize Role of Blue Carbon in Combating Climate Change
25/ 02/ 2010
Indonesia's Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries and UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner launched a joint statement on Blue Carbon at the UNEP Governing Council in Nusa Dua Bali.
India joins UNEP's Billion Tree Campaign India joins UNEP's Billion Tree Campaign
25/ 02/ 2010
The Secretary of the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Mr. Vijay Sharma, announced today that India has joined the United Nations Environment Programme's Plant for the Planet: Billion Tree Campaign (BTC) by planting two billion trees since 2007, bringing the international campaign's total to date to over 10 billion planted trees worldwide.
Executive Director Achim Steiner's Policy Statement to the GC meeting in Bali Executive Director Achim Steiner's Policy Statement to the GC meeting in Bali
24/ 02/ 2010
As the Special Session of the UNEP Governing Council kicks off in Bali, Executive Director Achim Steiner's policy statement outlines what the UNEP Secretariat has achieved.

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