Environment/Science
Biodiversity
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. more
Hunger rising in mountain regions due to biodiversity loss, climate change

New York: Although many of the world’s most important crops and livestock species originate in mountain regions, hunger is rising in these areas due to biodiversity loss and climate ...

France joins international program to reverse biodiversity loss by 2030

Moscow/Sputnik: France has joined 64 other nations for the so-called Leaders’ Pledge for Nature initiative to curb the biodiversity loss on the planet by the end of the decade, Fren ...

International Rhino Foundation awards emergency grant for tourism economy and rhinos in Southern Africa

Strasburg, Va – Responding to urgent requests from game reserves and parks facing severe budget shortfalls as the result of the loss of tourism income in Southern Africa, the Intern ...

Wildlife crime putting environment and health at risk: UN report

New York: The COVID-19 pandemic shows how wildlife crime is a threat not only to the environment but to human health, according to a new UN report issued on Friday.

New UN forestry project bids to help countries meet climate change commitments

New York: More than two dozen countries across Asia, Africa and Latin America are set to benefit from a UN project to help tackle climate change through better forestry management.

Coral reefs can’t wait for world to take action, urges UN, as Biodiversity Conference gets underway

New York,: Sounding the alarm about the urgent need to protect coral reefs from extinction within decades, a new coalition of organizations, including the United Nations Environment Progr ...

Major reports on biodiversity, ecosystem services to be launched at UN-backed meeting in Medellin

New York: With our planet’s flora and fauna facing unprecedented threats, science and policy experts are set to gather next week in Medellin, Colombia, for a United Nations-backed m ...

On World Wildlife Day, UN joins call for protection of planet’s big cats

New York: Big cats, the planet’s most majestic predators, are under increasing threat – mostly caused by human activities – and this year’s World Wildlife Day, the ...

Central Africa’s iconic mammals threatened by poachers, armed groups – UN environment wing

New York, Jan 20 (JEN): Elephants, giraffes, rhinos and other magnificent mammals targeted in wildlife conservation areas of Central Africa are under threat of extinction, caught in the c ...