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Support for New Panel for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Gathers Momentum Support for New Panel for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Gathers Momentum
12/ 10/ 2009
Momentum towards the establishment of a new international body to address the loss and degradation of the world's multi trillion dollar nature-based assets gathered pace at a meeting of close to 100 governments.
Carbon finance is key to better protection of gorillas and elephants to maintain health of African rainforests says UN Ambassador Carbon finance is key to better protection of gorillas and elephants to maintain health of African rainforests says UN Ambassador
12/ 10/ 2009
The United Nations Ambassador for the Year of the Gorilla, Ian Redmond, has called for the inclusion of gorillas and elephants, as important components in African rainforests, in the upcoming climate negotiations in Copenhagen.
Experts Advance Plans for a Biodiversity Corridor in the Tai-Sapo Region of Cote d'Ivoire and Liberia
Experts Advance Plans for a Biodiversity Corridor in the Tai-Sapo Region of Cote d'Ivoire and Liberia
01/ 10/ 2009
A plan to develop a biodiversity corridor across the border between Cote d'Ivoire and Liberia will be part of key discussions to be held in Abidjan next week in cooperation with organizations including the United Nations and the Wild Chimpanzee Foundation.
Gorillas on Thin Ice Thursday 15th January Gorillas on Thin Ice Thursday 15th January
07/ 01/ 2009
Year of the Gorilla 2009 Fund-Raiser Skates-Off at The Natural History Museum ice rink in London
Fisheries and Conservation Bodies Announce New Alliance to Safeguard Marine Mammals and Ecosystems in Greece Fisheries and Conservation Bodies Announce New Alliance to Safeguard Marine Mammals and Ecosystems in Greece
11/ 12/ 2008
Representatives of fisheries, local and regional authorities in Crete met conservation bodies in Greece for the first time to discuss measures to protect the marine environment.
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 of military sonars , an alliance of wildlife groups said today.
Migratory Waterbird Populations in Decline Migratory Waterbird Populations in Decline
15/ 09/ 2008
New study shows a sharp drop in migratory waterbird populations along main migration routes in Africa and Eurasia.
Flyway Conservation at Work at the Fourth Meeting of the Parties in Madagascar from 15 to 19 September Flyway Conservation at Work at the Fourth Meeting of the Parties in Madagascar from 15 to 19 September
05/ 09/ 2008
Over 150 representatives of government and non-governmental organisations as well as waterbird experts from 80 countries will meet in Madagascar to discuss urgent conservation responses necessary to reverse the declines of many migratory waterbird species along the African-Eurasian Flyways.
World Heritage Push for Garden of Eden World Heritage Push for Garden of Eden
04/ 09/ 2008
An initiative was unveiled today to list the Fertile Crescent, thought by some to be the location of the Biblical 'Garden of Eden', as a World Heritage Site.
Marine Turtle Conservation Moves into High Gear Marine Turtle Conservation Moves into High Gear
20/ 08/ 2008
Marine turtles traverse the seas for thousands of kilometers, returning after decades to nest in the same area where they entered the world as tiny hatchlings. They are threatened by degradation of critical habitats on land, interaction with fishing gear at sea, and excessive harvesting of eggs and for meat.

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