Ecosystems Management Press Releases

UN Environment Head Backs Call to End Harmful Fishing Subsidies

UN Environment Executive Director Erik Solheim issued the following statement in support of a call by the UN Commission on Trade and Development and the Food and Agriculture Organization to end harmful fishing subsidies.
20/07/2016 00:00:00

Task Force Agrees Need for Tougher Penalties, Adopts Zero Tolerance Approach to Curb Annual Slaughter of 25 Million Birds in the Mediterranean

  • Mist nets used to trap flying birds extend for 700 kilometres along coast of Egypt, where an estimated 5.7 million birds are illegally killed every year
  • An estimated 18 birds killed per square kilometer every year in Italy, where illegal killings are thought to be worse than any EU country
  • Killings pushing species to brink of extinction; Turtle Dove on IUCN red list as numbers plummet

14/07/2016 00:00:00

Greening Tourism and Agriculture Can Help Saint Lucia Strengthen Economy and Resilience in Face of Climate Change

New UNEP study identifies opportunities for green economy transformation
17/06/2016 00:00:00

UNEP Goodwill Ambassador Pavan Sukhdev Wins Prestigious Blue Planet Prize


15/06/2016 00:00:00

UNEP Head Achim Steiner Plans Environmental Cooperation with Angola

Angola is the 2016 World Environment Day host country
05/06/2016 00:00:00

Angola Kicks off Global World Environment Day Celebrations with Pledge to Fight Illegal Trade in Wildlife

World Environment Day (WED), the world's biggest day for positive environmental action celebrated across the globe
05/06/2016 00:00:00

UNEP-INTERPOL Report: Value of Environmental Crime up 26%

Eco-crime hits record high at up to $258 billion, outstripping the illegal trade in small arms, as international criminal gangs and militant groups profit from the plunder of Earth's resources
04/06/2016 00:00:00

UNEP Head Opens Wildlife Ranger School in Angola

Opening ceremony kicks off World Environment Day celebrations in Angola
04/06/2016 00:00:00

Forests to cover one quarter of China in country's bid to build "eco-civilization"

UNEP reports shed light on how countries are using different tools to shift to low-carbon, resource-efficient economies that achieve sustainable development
26/05/2016 00:00:00

Coral reefs face bleak future - but "lifeboats" may help them survive


24/05/2016 00:00:00

Toxic Crops and Zoonotic Disease: UNEP Identifies the Emerging Environmental Issues of Our Time

New report goes behind the headlines to examine some of the most worrying emerging environmental threats facing the world today, while offering ways to combat them
20/05/2016 00:00:00

Rate of Environmental Damage Increasing Across the Planet but There Is Still Time to Reverse Worst Impacts if Governments Act Now, UNEP Assessment Says

Landmark UNEP Assessment Puts State of the World's Environment under the Microscope
19/05/2016 00:00:00


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