Ecosystems Management Press Releases

RSPO Commits to Orangutan Crisis via GRASP

An estimated 70,000 orangutans remain in the wild, but the majority are found on Borneo. The fires shattered already fragmented populations and left orangutan rehabilitation centers overwhelmed by rescued apes.
30/11/2015 00:00:00

UNEP Research Presented at World Forum on Natural Capital Finds Economic, Social Benefits from Efficient Water Use in Morocco and Kazakhstan

The project has developed a tool for mainstreaming ecosystem service valuation that helps understand (and measure) the impact of policies on natural asset wealth.
27/11/2015 00:00:00

New Tools for Training Champions of Fight against Deforestation

UN-REDD Programme launches REDD+ Academy Learning Journals and REDD+ e-Academy
25/11/2015 00:00:00

Biodegradable Plastics Are Not the Answer to Reducing Marine Litter, Says UN

Report Launched on 20th anniversary of the Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities (GPA)
17/11/2015 00:00:00

International Migratory Waterbird Conference Kicks Off in Bonn

Migratory waterbird populations in decline globally, but latest status review shows that concentrated conservation actions can turn the tide
09/11/2015 00:00:00

UN Environment Programme Statement on Southeast Asian Fires

UNEP stands ready to assist in the implementation of the ASEAN agreement on transboundary haze pollution and achieving the vision of Haze-free ASEAN by 2020 if not before.
06/11/2015 00:00:00

Countries Agree on Actions to Help Save Saiga Antelopes

Saiga Range Countries and Experts Convene in Tashkent Following Saiga Mass Mortality Event
02/11/2015 00:00:00

New UN-Supported Rice Management Standard Sets Benchmark for Environmentally Sustainable and Socially Responsible Rice Cultivation

The Standard for Sustainable Rice Cultivation uses environmental and socio-economic benchmarks to maintain yields for rice smallholders, reduce the environmental footprint of rice cultivation and meet consumer needs for food safety and quality
27/10/2015 00:00:00

Bahamas Expand Marine Protected Areas by more than 3 Million Hectares

More than 10% of the Bahamas' marine and coastal ecosystems will be protected
21/10/2015 00:00:00

UNEP and Partners Join Forces to Assist Nations in Delivering on Oceans Sustainable Development Goals

Partnership for Regional Oceans Governance to Bring Together Nations on Regional Implementation Strategies
20/10/2015 00:00:00

Responsible Travel to Olympic Games in Rio Made Easier with the New Green Passport

With the number of potential visitors to Rio next year, it is important that we see travel attitudes and practices that simultaneously respect the environment and support social and economic development in Brazil
15/10/2015 00:00:00

Nations List 12 Vulture Species to Tackle Population Decline in Africa

Countries agree to list the vulture species to Annex 1 of the agreement as a response to the current African Vulture Crisis.
09/10/2015 00:00:00

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