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03.07.00 – WILDLIFE

GENEVA / CITES

The 65th meeting of the Standing Committee of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), opened in Geneva, with priority issues such as the large scale illegal killings of elephants for their ivory and rhinos for their horns, as well as increase in the illegal trade in Asian [...]

7 Jul 2014 | Read More »

KENYA / BAN CUB

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, concluding his visit to Kenya in the wake of the first United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA), looked forward to the swift agreement on the upcoming Sustainable Development Goals and a new climate deal. UNEP

29 Jun 2014 | Read More »

KENYA / UNEA CLOSER

On the last day of the United Nations Environment Assembly, over 130 Environment Ministers exchanged views on the current poaching crisis facing African elephants and rhinos. They also discussed other threats such as illegal harvesting and trafficking of timber, fish and myriad other species. UNEP

27 Jun 2014 | Read More »

KENYA / UNEA ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME CRISIS

A new report from UNEP and INTERPOL says that global environmental crime, worth up to (USD) 213 billion each year, is helping finance criminal, militia and terrorist groups and threatening the security and sustainable development of many nations. UNEP/ RECENT / FILE

24 Jun 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / ELEPHANT POACHING

More than 20,000 African elephants were poached across the continent in 2013 according to a report released today by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). Although the sharp upward trend in illegal elephant killing observed since the mid-2000s, which had peaked in 2011, is levelling off, poaching [...]

13 Jun 2014 | Read More »

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 »

 

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