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Future for Gorillas in Africa Getting Bleaker Future for Gorillas in Africa Getting Bleaker
24/ 03/ 2010
Gorillas may have largely disappeared from large parts of the Greater Congo Basin by the mid 2020s unless urgent action is taken to safeguard habitats and counter poaching, says the United Nations and INTERPOL
Time to Cure Global Tide of Sick Water Time to Cure Global Tide of Sick Water
22/ 03/ 2010
Sick Water?, a new report released by UNEP on World Water Day, says two million tons of waste is being discharged daily into rivers and seas, spreading disease to humans and damaging key ecosystems such as coral reefs and fisheries.
World Water Day 2010 Highlights Solutions and Calls for Action to Improve Water Quality Worldwide World Water Day 2010 Highlights Solutions and Calls for Action to Improve Water Quality Worldwide
22/ 03/ 2010
Investment in safe water will have high returns in ensuring a healthy ecosystem and human society, says a new report released today by UNEP during the global World Water Day celebrations in Nairobi.
More terrestrial fauna placed under CITES More terrestrial fauna placed under CITES
22/ 03/ 2010
Three years after a similar proposal was rejected at the Hague meeting, delegates have defeated for the second time the attempt to list some additional precious corals in CITES.
Ship Made From Reclaimed Plastic Bottles Sets Sail To Raise Awareness on Waste Ship Made From Reclaimed Plastic Bottles Sets Sail To Raise Awareness on Waste
22/ 03/ 2010
The Plastiki began her adventure nearly four years ago after taking inspiration from a report issued by UNEP called 'Ecosystems and Biodiversity in Deep Waters and High Seas' and Thor Heyerdahl's epic 1947 expedition, 'The Kon-Tiki.
Governments adopt Joint Declaration to protect the Wadden Sea and its migratory species Governments adopt Joint Declaration to protect the Wadden Sea and its migratory species
19/ 03/ 2010
The Wadden Sea is one of the largest unbroken systems of intertidal sand and mud flats in the world It hosts 10,000 different species and it is an important stop over site for up to 12 million migratory waterbirds every year.
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).

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