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First Ozone and Pollution Monitoring Ground Station for West Asia First Ozone and Pollution Monitoring Ground Station for West Asia
19/ 11/ 2008
An advanced cutting-edge monitoring station, able to gather crucial data on pollution linked with damage to the Earth's ozone layer is to be established in the Gulf state of Qatar it was announced today.
New Report by UNEP and the European Commission Lists  Recommendations for Ukraine's Oil Spill Recovery New Report by UNEP and the European Commission Lists Recommendations for Ukraine's Oil Spill Recovery
19/ 11/ 2008
The report lists recommendations to help Ukraine complete its recovery from the oil spill that occurred in the Kerch Strait in November 2007, when a severe storm caused the Volgoneft-139 to release over 1,300 tonnes of fuel oil into the sea. The resulting extensive physical damage to the sea and land led to property losses, contamination of the marine and coastal flora and fauna, as well as high clean-up costs and significant revenue losses for local industries.
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.
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.
World's National Parks and Protected Areas Go On-Line World's National Parks and Protected Areas Go On-Line
06/ 10/ 2008
A new online database that will allow scientists to arm chair environmentalists monitor the world's national parks and protected areas was launched today at the 5th World Conservation Congress in Barcelona.
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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