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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.
Groundbreaking Environmental Assessment Kicks Off in Nairobi Groundbreaking Environmental Assessment Kicks Off in Nairobi
01/ 01/ 2010
The world's most comprehensive and inclusive environmental assessment process started in Nairobi this week, as over two hundred government representatives institutions and experts discussed and adopted the objectives, scope and process for the next Global Environment Outlook-5 (GEO-5 Report), to be released in 2012.
The Billion Tree Campaign: 7.4 Billion Trees and Counting The Billion Tree Campaign: 7.4 Billion Trees and Counting
31/ 12/ 2009
A phenomenal year for the Billion Tree Campaign ended on a high note as all 32 pupils at Rushbury CE Primary School in Shropshire went tree planting just before the end of term. The children had a fantastic day out, planting 50 trees with the help of Wardens from the National Trust.
Supporting countries in meeting the climate change challenge Supporting countries in meeting the climate change challenge
30/ 12/ 2009
In response to the needs of Member States and the growing number of requests on how best to realize a low carbon, resource efficient Green Economy for the 21st century, the United Nations Environment Programme has formulated a rapidly evolving strategy. The strategy identifies three priority areas that match calls for international guidance, the urgent need for action at a national level on climate change and the organization's skill set, experience and mandate.

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