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03.07.00 – WILDLIFE

ICJ / WHALES

The United Nations International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled against Japan in a case involving charges by Australia that the country was using a scientific research programme to mask a commercial whaling venture in the Antarctic. ICJ

31 Mar 2014 | Read More »

UNEP / ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME

Environmental crime – from the illegal trade in wildlife and timber and the smuggling of ozone depleting substances to the illicit trade in hazardous waste and illegal fishing – is a serious and growing international problem, whose impacts transcend national borders. UNEP

6 Nov 2013 | Read More »

UNEP / YAYA TOURÉ

International football star Yaya Touré today (29 October) joined the roster of Goodwill Ambassadors for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), pledging to combat the illegal ivory trade that sees thousands of African elephants slaughtered each year. UNEP

29 Oct 2013 | Read More »

FAO / UGANDA FISHERIES

Uganda is a land-locked country, yet 60 percent of the population's daily protein requirements come from fish. As the second largest source of foreign revenue, the fisheries sector makes a vital contribution to the economy, and it's the implementation of national standards, based on Codex Alimentarius Commission standards, which ensure safe fish for locals and [...]

5 Jul 2013 | Read More »

FAO / FORESTS-EDIBLE INSECTS

Addressing the International Conference on Forests for Food Security and Nutrition in Rome today, Eva Ursula Muller, Director, of Forestry, Economics, Policy and Products Division of FAO talked about insects as a new nutritious and protein-rich food. She said that "insects are now being a novelty in Europe. Plus they are healthy, they're nutritious and [...]

13 May 2013 | Read More »

UNEP / LI BINGBING ELEPHANT POACHING

Chinese actress Li Bingbing makes a call against poaching. UNEP 

10 May 2013 | Read More »

UNEP / LI BINGBING – POACHING

On a fact-finding mission to Kenya, film actress Li Bing Bing, one of China’s most popular celebrities and a rising Hollywoodstar, has urged that greater efforts be made by governments and consumers to combat illegal wildlife trade. UNEP  

7 May 2013 | Read More »

GA / HARMONY WTH NATURE

United Nations Secretary-General Ban ki-moon told a General Assembly meeting commemorating 'Mother Earth Day' that “we have to confront the hard truth that our planet is under threat” and that “when we threaten the planet, we undermine our only home and our future survival. UNTV

22 Apr 2013 | Read More »

PALM OIL / GREAT APES

The UN Environment Programme and its Messenger of Peace Jane Goodall warn that a palm oil boom is threatening the habitats of great apes in Africa and Asia, and say consumers can stop the destruction with careful shopping. Orangutan habitats in Indonesia have already been largely wiped out by palm oil cultivation. UNEP / FILE

31 Jan 2013 | Read More »

HYDERABAD / BIODIVERSITY REPORT

Despite the growing number of nature reserves, national parks and other protected areas across the globe, half of the world's richest biodiversity zones remain entirely unprotected, according to a report launched today by the UN Environment Programme. UNEP / FILE

18 Oct 2012 | Read More »

 

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