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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.
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.
A Strong Impact is Made on the Amazonia by its Economic Growth Model A Strong Impact is Made on the Amazonia by its Economic Growth Model
18/ 02/ 2009
The report, Environment Outlook in the Amazonia: GEO Amazonia, uncovers a revealing panorama of accelerated ecosystem transformation and a marked environmental degradation in this vast region of the South American humid tropics - shared by Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela-which is also the planet's most extensive forest zone.
Two Thousand Trees4Love Planted on Valentine's Day Two Thousand Trees4Love Planted on Valentine's Day
15/ 02/ 2009
Over Two thousand indigenous trees were planted in Nairobi's Karura forest, yesterday, by over one thousand nature-lovers, in a bid to make this year's Valentine's Day one of the greenest in Kenya's history.
New Atlas Maps a Blueprint for Kenya's Green Development New Atlas Maps a Blueprint for Kenya's Green Development
13/ 02/ 2009
Kenya: Atlas of Our Changing Environment was launched today by Kenyan Environment Minister John Michuki and UN Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner.
Thousands of people expected for tree planting in Nairobi Thousands of people expected for tree planting in Nairobi
10/ 02/ 2009
Thousands of people are expected to show up for a tree planting ceremony organized by the UN Environment Programme in Karura Forest on 14 February.
Food Security, Health & Environment at Risk As Pest Outbreak Looms in West Africa Food Security, Health & Environment at Risk As Pest Outbreak Looms in West Africa
23/ 01/ 2009
The spectre of a food crisis and an environmental emergency is looming in West Africa as tens of millions of caterpillars advance through villages in northern Liberia, destroying crops and sending terrified villagers fleeing from their homes.
Projects to Save Africa's Rarest Ape Unveiled by UN and Wildlife Groups Projects to Save Africa's Rarest Ape Unveiled by UN and Wildlife Groups
15/ 01/ 2009
Three projects aimed at countering the slide towards extinction of one of human-kind's closest relatives were spotlighted today as events to mark the international Year of the Gorilla (YOG) 2009 got underway with a 'Gorillas on Thin Ice' event.
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.

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