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Ministers Launch Rejuvenated Nairobi Convention to Protect the Western Indian Ocean's Environment Ministers Launch Rejuvenated Nairobi Convention to Protect the Western Indian Ocean's Environment
01/ 04/ 2010
With the signing of the final agreement, the Western Indian Ocean region becomes one of the three regional seas in the world to have a regional agreement focused on the control of land-based activities
UNFCCC publishes reports summing up results of 2009 UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen UNFCCC publishes reports summing up results of 2009 UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen
31/ 03/ 2010
41 industrialised countries have formally communicated their economy-wide targets to the UNFCCC.
CITES conference ends without new sharks in its net CITES conference ends without new sharks in its net
29/ 03/ 2010
An intense two-week meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) closed on 25 March without agreeing on new trade measures to protect marine species.
Future for Gorillas in Africa Getting Bleaker Future for Gorillas in Africa Getting Bleaker
24/ 03/ 2010
Gorillas may have largely disappeared from large parts of the Greater Congo Basin by the mid 2020s unless urgent action is taken to safeguard habitats and counter poaching, says the United Nations and INTERPOL
More terrestrial fauna placed under CITES More terrestrial fauna placed under CITES
22/ 03/ 2010
Three years after a similar proposal was rejected at the Hague meeting, delegates have defeated for the second time the attempt to list some additional precious corals in CITES.
Cities Get Common Standard for Measuring Greenhouse Gas Emissions Cities Get Common Standard for Measuring Greenhouse Gas Emissions
22/ 03/ 2010
The world's cities now have a common method for calculating the amount of greenhouse gases produced within their boundaries.
New Chemicals Recommended for Listing Under the Rotterdam Convention New Chemicals Recommended for Listing Under the Rotterdam Convention
19/ 03/ 2010
The Convention's Chemical Review Committee based its recommendation on a review of national regulatory actions to ban these chemicals, due to unacceptable risks to human health and the environment.
CITES to discuss initiatives to dismantle criminal networks involved in tiger and rhino poaching CITES to discuss initiatives to dismantle criminal networks involved in tiger and rhino poaching
15/ 03/ 2010
Delegates and enforcement experts attending the CITES summit in Qatar will discuss this week the perilous state of tigers in the wild and the nature of poaching and illegal trade in tigers.

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