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Volunteer Contributions for Seal the Deal! Exceed 1 Million Hours Volunteer Contributions for Seal the Deal! Exceed 1 Million Hours
05/ 12/ 2009
Thousands of volunteers around the world have registered more than one million hours of effort to tackle climate change and other environmental issues, as part of a campaign to promote International Volunteer Day (IVD) on 5 December.
UNEP Launches Assessment of Oil-Contaminated Sites in the Niger Delta UNEP Launches Assessment of Oil-Contaminated Sites in the Niger Delta
30/ 11/ 2009
International experts will conduct field-based assessments in over 300 sites to identify the impacts of oil on land, water, agriculture, fisheries and air - as well as the indirect effects on biodiversity and human health.
Students plant thousands of trees across Kenya as part of UNEP initiative Students plant thousands of trees across Kenya as part of UNEP initiative
30/ 11/ 2009
Hundreds of Kenyan youth, from schoolchildren to university students, have planted almost 70,000 trees in the last month as part of a tree planting drive spearheaded by UNEP's Tunza youth programme.
President of Southern Sudan Launches Clean-Up of Juba President of Southern Sudan Launches Clean-Up of Juba
23/ 11/ 2009
On Monday, Salva Kiir, President of Southern Sudan, launched a major clean-up initiative in Juba, declaring a public holiday.
More than 2,000 youth Play for the Planet in Nairobi More than 2,000 youth Play for the Planet in Nairobi
20/ 11/ 2009
As the whole planet starts gearing up to the World Cup in South Africa, more than 2,000 youth are set to gather in Nairobi to Play for the Planet
TEEB report released on the Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity for National and International Policymakers TEEB report released on the Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity for National and International Policymakers
13/ 11/ 2009
Policy-makers who factor the planet's multi-trillion dollar ecosystem services into their national and international investment strategies are likely to see far higher rates of return and stronger economic growth in the 21st century, a new report issued today says.
UNEP Hosts Global Environmental Law and Policy Training UNEP Hosts Global Environmental Law and Policy Training
10/ 11/ 2009
Government officials from 60 countries have met in Nairobi to talk about environmental law and how it can enable a transition to a green economy.
Governments and Wildlife Groups Take Soundings on Noise Pollution and Ship Strike Threats to Whales and Dolphins Governments and Wildlife Groups Take Soundings on Noise Pollution and Ship Strike Threats to Whales and Dolphins
03/ 12/ 2008
The world's oceans and seas are becoming noisier as a result of increases in vessels; a rise in seismic surveys and because of the new generation
Africa-Wide Action Plan Focus of Year of the Gorilla 2009 Africa-Wide Action Plan Focus of Year of the Gorilla 2009
01/ 12/ 2008
Projects promoting super-efficient 'Rocket Stoves', encouraging alternative livelihoods to reduce poaching and federating successful eco-tourism programmes across Africa are among a range of initiatives to be promoted under the Year of the Gorilla 2009.
Cheetahs, Dolphins and Falcons Among Species Proposed for Conservation Boost Across Countries and Continents Cheetahs, Dolphins and Falcons Among Species Proposed for Conservation Boost Across Countries and Continents
28/ 11/ 2008
Whether they are speeding across the African savannah or navigating brackish waters in Asia, some of the world's most charismatic species need an urgent boost in international protection.

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