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Countering the Decline of the Iconic Siberian Crane Countering the Decline of the Iconic Siberian Crane
24/ 02/ 2010
The future of the iconic Siberian Crane, Grus leucogeranus, a critically endangered species, is looking brighter thanks to international efforts.
More Ambition Needed if Greenhouse Gases are to Peak in Time,  Says New UNEP Report More Ambition Needed if Greenhouse Gases are to Peak in Time, Says New UNEP Report
23/ 02/ 2010
Countries will have to be far more ambitious in cutting greenhouse gas emissions if the world is to effectively curb a rise in global temperature at 2 degrees C or less.
Rwanda Named Global Host of World Environment Day 2010 Rwanda Named Global Host of World Environment Day 2010
17/ 02/ 2010
Rwanda, the East African country that is embracing a transition to a Green Economy, will be the global host of World Environment Day 2010.
UN wildlife conference enhances intergovernmental cooperation to safeguard sharks UN wildlife conference enhances intergovernmental cooperation to safeguard sharks
16/ 02/ 2010
Governments combat the overexploitation of sharks as their commercial value increases
Whales, dolphins and porpoises suffer dramatic declines from  by-catch in fishing nets Whales, dolphins and porpoises suffer dramatic declines from by-catch in fishing nets
04/ 02/ 2010
Toothed whales are currently suffering from a major threat which is unsustainable loss from by-catch in fishery operations.
Policy Leaders Consider Solutions for Biodiversity at Davos Meeting Policy Leaders Consider Solutions for Biodiversity at Davos Meeting
29/ 01/ 2010
The environment was a prominent theme at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, one month after the UN climate conference in Copenhagen demonstrated that global leadership is essential to reverse global warming.
Major environmental issues arising for Haiti recovery Major environmental issues arising for Haiti recovery
28/ 01/ 2010
Two weeks after the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti on 12 January, a massive humanitarian operation is underway and aid is beginning to reach those who desperately need it.
Tree planting in Kenya's Mau Complex signals new beginnings for a critical ecosystem Tree planting in Kenya's Mau Complex signals new beginnings for a critical ecosystem
15/ 01/ 2010
Kenya took a step to restore its diminishing water towers and address rapid environmental degradation when it launched a tree planting drive in the Kiptunga area of the Mau Forest Complex on Friday.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon officially launch the International Year of Biodiversity German Chancellor Angela Merkel and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon officially launch the International Year of Biodiversity
14/ 01/ 2010
Launching the International Year of Biodiversity in Berlin yesterday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged the world to take the necessary steps to protect the biological diversity of the Earth.
UN opens Biodiversity Year with plea to save world's life-supporting ecosystems UN opens Biodiversity Year with plea to save world's life-supporting ecosystems
04/ 01/ 2010
The UN is marking 2010 as the International Year of Biodiversity, with a slew of events highlighting the vital role the phenomenon plays in maintaining the life support system on Planet Earth.

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