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Press Statement on the Cause of Oil Spills in the Niger Delta Press Statement on the Cause of Oil Spills in the Niger Delta
23/ 08/ 2010
At the request of the government of Nigeria, UNEP is conducting an environmental assessment of the impacts of oil spills in Ogoniland, in the Niger Delta. The UNEP study represents an unprecedented effort to examine the location, nature and extent and implications of oil contamination in Ogoniland.
A sea of celebrations to protect the Caspian A sea of celebrations to protect the Caspian
12/ 08/ 2010
Five countries are hosting events to mark "Caspian Day". Beach-cleaning events, workshops and concerts will highlight the pollution problems faced by the sea and their effect on the Caspian region.
Trekking for peace in Afghanistan Trekking for peace in Afghanistan
09/ 08/ 2010
Afghanistan's alpine landscape was the backdrop for a community event organised by UNEP as part of a campaign leading-up to the International Day of Peace on 21 September 2010.
Old practices, new solutions: indigenous groups sign up for conservation Old practices, new solutions: indigenous groups sign up for conservation
09/ 08/ 2010
Around 10% of the world's forests are controlled by indigenous groups and communities, but detailed information on their conservation practices is in short supply. A new UNEP project is bringing greater attention to the links between indigenous communities, conservation and biodiversity.
Where on earth is biodiversity? Where on earth is biodiversity?
03/ 08/ 2010
Mount Kenya, the second-highest peak in Africa, is renowned for its rich tableau of animal and plant life. But according to a new UNEP database, animal and plant species living on the 5,199 meter peak are globally threatened.
UNEP Sasakawa Prize open: US $200,000 for innovative green project UNEP Sasakawa Prize open: US $200,000 for innovative green project
29/ 07/ 2010
UNEP and The Nippon Foundation today officially launched the 2011 UNEP Sasakawa Prize to find the most innovative environmental project in the developing world
Next generation of green leaders meet at UNEP youth conference Next generation of green leaders meet at UNEP youth conference
26/ 07/ 2010
A select group of 17 young environmental leaders from the United States and Canada met at the University of California at Berkeley to take part in the Tunzana Youth Network Conference organised by UNEP's Regional Office for North America.
UNEP talks live to 'Plastiki' crew on final leg of epic voyage UNEP talks live to 'Plastiki' crew on final leg of epic voyage
23/ 07/ 2010
As the boat made from bottles edges towards its finishing post in Sydney, UN Under Secretary General and UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner joined journalists for a live video link-up with Plastiki expedition leader David de Rothschild from UNEP headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.
SEED Awards 2010: Invitation for Applications SEED Awards 2010: Invitation for Applications
20/ 07/ 2010
Social and environmental entrepreneurs have the chance to apply to the annual SEED Awards as of today, 19 July 2010

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