Environment/Science
Biodiversity
New York, July 14 (Just Earth News): More than half of the world’s fragile coral reefs are under threat and most of our major fish stocks are now overexploited, according to the latest global assessments on the state of world’s high seas and large marine ecosystems launched on Thursday by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission. more
UN agency urges implementation of accord to tackle illegal fishing

New York, July 12 (Just Earth News): An international agreement aimed at tackling illegal fishing “marks the dawn of a new era,” but rapid action is needed to ensure that its imp ...

Under-reporting Biodiversity: Clear and Present Danger

Media has not been able to keep aside its circulation arithmetic and assign enough space to this critical topic---Biodiversity, reports Jayalakshmi Sengupta for IBNS humanitarian and develop ...

On Day to Combat Desertification, UN calls for action to restore land resources

New York, June 17 (Just Earth News):Nearly 800 million people are chronically undernourished as a direct consequence of land degradation, declining soil, fertility, unsustainable water use, ...

New UN study identifies small fish with 'big role' to play feeding Africa's drylands

New York, June 15 (Just Earth News):Small, fast growing wild fish could be crucial allies in the race to end hunger in some of the world's most chronically poor and underfed regions, accordi ...

Bengaluru: Residents team up to plant saplings

Bengaluru, June 12 (Just Earth News): With the thought and vision of a greener and more sustainable city, the residents of Ranka Colony Road, Bannerghatta Road here came together to plant sa ...

UN-backed fund expands wildlife protection plan to 19 countries in Africa and Asia

New York, June 11 (Just Earth News):A United Nations-backed partnership fun has approved an additional $40 million to expand its support of a global programme fighting against illegal traffi ...

With busy bees in the lead, ‘pollinator-friendly’ approach vital for healthy agricultural ecosystems – UN

New York, May 26 (Just Earth News): As bellwethers for ecosystem health and biodiversity, bees play a crucial role in agriculture and ending hunger, and “pollinator-friendly” app ...

UN launches unprecedented #WildforLife campaign to end illegal trade in wildlife

New York, May 26 (Just Earth News): The United Nations on Wednesday launched the #WildforLife campaign against illegal trade in wildlife, warning that such trade is pushing species to the br ...

Amid ‘bad year’ for coral, UN launches tool and report outlining ways to protect threatened reefs

New York, May 26 (Just Earth News): At the second United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-2) taking place in Nairobi this week, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) was among a group of age ...