Environment/Science
Biodiversity
New York: Marking International Mother Earth Day, UN General Assembly President Abdulla Shahid urged on Friday, for collective action to safeguard biodiversity and protect ecosystems. more
Australian govt lists Koalas as endangered species

Canberra/UNI/Xinhua: The Australian government has officially listed the iconic Koala as an endangered species.

Rare coral reef discovered near Tahiti is ‘like a work of art’, says diver

New York: One of the largest coral reefs in the world has been discovered by a UN-supported scientific mission off the coast of Tahiti. Announcing the stunning find on Thursday, UNESCO sa ...

US: Snow leopard dies in zoo after suffering from COVID-19

Bloomington: A snow leopard died after suffering from COVID-19 induced pneumonia  at Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington city of the US.

Forensic lab aids crack down on illegal wildlife trade in Viet Nam

New York: Despite travel bans and other COVID-19 restrictions, the small team at Viet Nam’s wildlife forensic lab has been bolstering police efforts to crack down on illegal traffic ...

UNESCO ‘eDNA’ initiative to ‘unlock' knowledge for biodiversity protection

New York: To understand the richness of biodiversity across World Heritage marine sites, the UN scientific organization launched on Monday a project to protect and preserve biodiversity, ...

Secretary-General calls for bold action to end biodiversity crisis

New York: With one million species at risk of extinction, UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday called for greater leadership and political will to end the biodiversity c ...

Race is on to limit extreme weather impact on most vulnerable: Guterres

New York: As the global aid community marked World Humanitarian Day on Thursday, UN chief António Guterres paid tribute to all those who help people in need and urged support for t ...

Minorities are 'key partners' in saving planet's biodiversity – UN expert

New York: The global initiative to save the planet's biodiversity on land and water must not be allowed to threaten the world's most vulnerable people, a top human rights expert s ...

Restoration call for area ‘the size of China’ to protect falling biodiversity and food insecurity

New York: An area of land roughly the size of China needs restoring if the planet’s biodiversity and the communities who rely on it are to be protected, UN agencies said on Thursday ...