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UNEP Hosts Intergovernmental Negotiations  On Strengthening Science for Policy on Biodiversity & Ecosystems UNEP Hosts Intergovernmental Negotiations On Strengthening Science for Policy on Biodiversity & Ecosystems
05/ 10/ 2009
Over the past 50 years, the world has suffered an estimated 60 percent decline in ecosystems services and unprecedented biodiversity loss - caused by unsustainable human activities. Biodiversity loss makes ecosystems more vulnerable to shocks and disturbances, less resilient, and less able to supply humans with critical ecosystem services.
Biodiversity: Time to See the  Bigger Picture! Biodiversity: Time to See the Bigger Picture!
05/ 06/ 2009
5 June 2009 – World Environment Day, 5 June, sees the unveiling of a new communication initiative on biodiversity brought through a partnership between Airbus, the National Geographic Society and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity.
Investing in Carbon Capture and Storage Nature's Way Investing in Carbon Capture and Storage Nature's Way
04/ 06/ 2009
Boosting investments in the conservation, rehabilitation and management of the Earth's forests, peatlands, soils and other key ecosystems could deliver significant cuts in greenhouse gas emissions and avoid even more being released to the atmosphere, a new report by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) says.
Count Down to World Environment Day by Planting a Tree and Playing your Part Count Down to World Environment Day by Planting a Tree and Playing your Part
12/ 05/ 2009
UNEP is calling everyone around the world to get planting - and to follow the campaign at www.twitter.com/UNEPandYou.
Millions of birds killed worldwide by man-made barriers each year Millions of birds killed worldwide by man-made barriers each year
08/ 05/ 2009
Millions of birds killed worldwide by man-made barriers each year
Ghost nets hurting marine environment Ghost nets hurting marine environment
06/ 05/ 2009
Abandoned, lost or otherwise discarded fishing gear is impacting fish stocks and poses a hazard to boats
A Big Step Forward towards a DDT-Free World A Big Step Forward towards a DDT-Free World
06/ 05/ 2009
Countries move toward more sustainable ways to roll back malaria ahead of Millennium Development Goals
Bridging the Data Gap to Build Sustainable Development in the Black Sea region Bridging the Data Gap to Build Sustainable Development in the Black Sea region
24/ 04/ 2009
A state-of-the art monitoring and assessment system is to be deployed for the Black Sea, it was announced today. The system is aimed at assisting governments and communities track and respond to environmental trends in one of the world's most famous and economically-important inland water bodies.
West African States agree on urgent conservation measures to save the world's largest terrestrial mammal West African States agree on urgent conservation measures to save the world's largest terrestrial mammal
09/ 04/ 2009
Governments and international conservation bodies agreed on steps to protect the African elephant.
Billion Tree Campaign passes three billion mark Billion Tree Campaign passes three billion mark
30/ 03/ 2009
The Billion Tree Campaign has passed the three billion planted tree mark following a confirmation from the Government of Turkey that it planted over 300 million trees in 2008.

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