Environment
Biodiversity
New York, May 22 (JEN): In response to the rising levels of illicit trafficking of fauna and flora, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has adopted a new global platform taking aim at this “particularly devastating’ form of organized crime involving a raft of illegal activities – from poaching to timber smuggling and money laundering. more
UN urges global action to disrupt illegal wildlife trade

New York, May 14 (JEN): Urging the international community to “come together at the highest political level” to halt the escalation of wildlife and forest crime, the United Natio ...

UN official urges vigorous response to wildlife crime

New York, May 13 (JEN): The head of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) on Monday stressed the need for a vigorous response to wildlife and forest crime, noting the growing ...

UN summit commits to improve ocean health

New York, Apr 26 (JEN): A United Nations-backed summit wrapped up in the Netherlands on Friday with a set of concrete actions to turn around the health of the world’s oceans and food ...

UN seeks global instrument to protect marine biodiversity

New York, Apr 3 (IBNS): United Nations Member States have begun a series of meetings in New York to discuss the need for an international instrument that would regulate the conservation and ...

Japan: UN court rules against whaling activities in Antarctic

New York, Apr 1 (JEN): The United Nations International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ruled against Japan in a case involving charges by Australia that the country was using a scientific resear ...

UN urges greater focus on agricultural biotechnologies

New York, Oct 30 (JEN): The United Nations food and agricultural agency Tuesday called for greater national and international efforts to bring agricultural biotechnologies to smallholder pr ...

Indian scientist Rituparna Bose unravels biodiversity mystery

New York, June 16 (IBNS): Kolkata girl Rituparna Bose, who now teaches at the City University of New York, has developed mathematical algorithms that give the most specific estimates of biod ...