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International Wildlife Conference Rome/Italy: 1-5 December 2008 International Wildlife Conference Rome/Italy: 1-5 December 2008
24/ 11/ 2008
The 9th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (UNEP/CMS) will be held in Rome, 1-5 December 2008. 300 representatives from governmental and non-governmental organizations as well as scientists will come together to discuss urgent conservation responses to address the rapid decline of migratory animal species across the globe
Convention on Migratory Species Declares 2009 Year of the Gorilla Convention on Migratory Species Declares 2009 Year of the Gorilla
13/ 10/ 2008
The Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (UNEP/CMS),also known as the Bonn Convention, will declare 2009 the Year of the Gorilla (YoG) on December 1st at its ninth Conference of Parties in Rome.
Seabirds Now Internationally Protected Across Africa and Eurasia Seabirds Now Internationally Protected Across Africa and Eurasia
09/ 10/ 2008
A total of twenty migratory waterbird species, including several species of auks, frigate birds, gannets and tropic birds have been added to Annex 2 of the African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement (UNEP/AEWA) - an international treaty dedicated to the conservation of migratory waterbirds in Africa and Eurasia.
Green Awards 2008 Shortlists Announced Green Awards 2008 Shortlists Announced
09/ 10/ 2008
Organisations wanting to demonstrate their commitment to communicating sustainability will soon be recognised when the winners are announced in the third annual Green Awards™ ceremony on the 12th of November. The Green Awards™ are pleased to announce this year's shortlisted entries, following two days of intense deliberation by the judging panel. The shortlisted work ranged from the informative to the amusing, with entries being selected for the clarity of their message, creativity of expression and sustainability rationale.
Young-Woo Park Joins UNEP as Regional Director, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific Young-Woo Park Joins UNEP as Regional Director, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
09/ 10/ 2008
Young-Woo Park from South Korea joined UNEP as the Regional Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Regional Office for Asia 6 October 2008.
Children Artists Join Forces with the UN to Combat Climate Change Children Artists Join Forces with the UN to Combat Climate Change
08/ 10/ 2008
Young artists from around the world are lending their support to global efforts to combat climate change through Paint for the Planet, an exhibit and auction of children's art in New York.
Nature-Based Enterprises Can Help Rural Poor Adapt to Environmental Threats Nature-Based Enterprises Can Help Rural Poor Adapt to Environmental Threats
08/ 10/ 2008
Expanding nature-based enterprises can increase income for the world's rural poor. This approach, as outlined in the latest World Resources Report 2008, can also develop the rural poor's resilience to social and environmental threats such as climate change.
Ecosystem Renovation - Bring Them On Back Ecosystem Renovation - Bring Them On Back
06/ 10/ 2008
A 'lost' lake in Mali and a Kenyan forest that is the water tower for key rivers and lakes in East Africa are among two country projects aimed at bringing significant degraded and denuded ecosystems back from the brink.
New CMS Agreement to Conserve Small Whales, Dolphins and Manatees in Western Africa and Macaronesia New CMS Agreement to Conserve Small Whales, Dolphins and Manatees in Western Africa and Macaronesia
06/ 10/ 2008
A new CMS Memorandum of Understanding to conserve the West African Manatee and Small Whales in Western Africa and Macaronesia was concluded in Lomé, Togo.
German Government Invests $18 Million to Support Clean Energy and Climate Change Adaptation German Government Invests $18 Million to Support Clean Energy and Climate Change Adaptation
03/ 10/ 2008
Germany today boosted its funding for the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) earmarking $18 million for the organization's work on clean energy and climate proofing vulnerable economies.

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