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Turning the Land Degradation Tide on World Desertification Day Turning the Land Degradation Tide on World Desertification Day
16/ 06/ 2009
Improved varieties of the tropical, nutritious 'Sahel Apple' tree allied to the setting up of market gardens and community nature reserves are helping to turn the tide of land-degradation and desertification in some African countries, a new study shows.
Gentle Giants in Need: International Experts Issue Frankfurt Declaration to Call for Better Protection of Gorillas Gentle Giants in Need: International Experts Issue Frankfurt Declaration to Call for Better Protection of Gorillas
11/ 06/ 2009
The new "Frankfurt Declaration" highlights major threats to gorillas and their habitats, as well as the strategies available for the conservation of the second closest relative to humankind.
Africa needs substantially scaled-up finance, technology  and capacity-building to combat climate change Africa needs substantially scaled-up finance, technology and capacity-building to combat climate change
29/ 05/ 2009
Six months before the crucial negotiations on climate in Copenhagen, African ministers reach a landmark position on climate in Nairobi
Time to Get Tough on Alien Species Time to Get Tough on Alien Species
22/ 05/ 2009
International Biological Diversity Day 2009 spotlights perhaps one of the least know threats to biodiversity and economies-alien invasive species.
Ban Ki-moon's message for the International Day for Biological Diversity Ban Ki-moon's message for the International Day for Biological Diversity
22/ 05/ 2009
The global decline in biodiversity remains alarming, despite agreement at the World Summit on Sustainable Development to significantly reduce the rate of loss by 2010.
UNEP launches new 2010 Biodiversity Indicators Partnership website UNEP launches new 2010 Biodiversity Indicators Partnership website
22/ 05/ 2009
The 2010 BIP Secretariat, hosted by the UNEP-World Conservation Monitoring Centre, will launch a new version of its website on the International Day for Biological Diversity: 22 May 2009.
Do we have the energy to save the gorilla? Do we have the energy to save the gorilla?
22/ 05/ 2009
An omnipresent yet invisible threat to gorillas and their habitats, as well as to countless other species, is the ever-growing human demand for energy and its consequences.
The Green Wave for Biodiversity The Green Wave for Biodiversity
22/ 05/ 2009
Through The Green Wave initiative, children and youth in schools across the world have been learning about invasive species and planting native trees.
UNEP completes fieldwork in the Gaza Strip UNEP completes fieldwork in the Gaza Strip
21/ 05/ 2009
A team of UNEP experts is leaving the Gaza Strip after completing fieldwork in the area, as part of a post-conflict environmental assessment undertaken following the escalation of hostilities there in December 2008 and January 2009.

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