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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.
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
REDD Letter Day for Forests REDD Letter Day for Forests
24/ 09/ 2008
Tropical forested countries are stepping up the fight to combat climate change via a pioneering new initiative called the UN-REDD Programme announced today.
Clean Up the World Maps Communities Tackling Climate Change Clean Up the World Maps Communities Tackling Climate Change
19/ 09/ 2008
For the first time ever, communities worldwide taking action to protect the environment as part of the Clean Up the World Weekend, 19-21 September, will have the opportunity to plot their activities using a new online mapping function.
Migrant Birds in Hot Water! Migrant Birds in Hot Water!
18/ 09/ 2008
Launched today in Madagascar at the 4th Meeting of the Parties of the African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement (AEWA), the report highlights the need for more international co-operation in helping migratory species cope with climate change and other environmental problems.
Starting Today: Millions Poised to Clean Up the World Starting Today: Millions Poised to Clean Up the World
17/ 09/ 2008
On 19-21 September, the 16th Clean Up the World weekend will see millions of volunteers come together in more than 100 countries to clean up their environment.
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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