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 International Rhino Foundation (IRF) awarded emergency grants totaling nearly $150,000 to six organizations. more
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

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

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

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

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With UN support, more countries confronting threat of drug-resistant 'superbugs'

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Can sheep recognise human faces? Study says yes

London, Nov 8 (JEN): A new study published in the Royal Society journal Open Biology has suggested that sheep can recognise human faces.

Wildlife conservation, sustainable development in spotlight at UN-backed conference

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