Ecosystems Management Press Releases

Celebrating 40 Years of Cooperation for a Healthy Mediterranean

The Conference of Parties to the Barcelona Convention will be hosted by the Greek Government in Athens from 9 to 12 February. Deputy Executive Director, Ibrahim Thiaw, to represent UNEP
04/02/2016 00:00:00

More than a Billion People Depend on Wetlands for Livelihoods, Says Ramsar Convention Secretariat on World Wetlands Day

Today marks the 45th anniversary of signing the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands.
02/02/2016 00:00:00

UNEP Deputy Chief Calls for Measures to Protect Africa's Natural Resources

At a retreat of the AU Executive Council Ibrahim Thiaw discussed fighting illegal trade in wildlife with African Foreign Ministers
27/01/2016 00:00:00

Ireland Becomes a Hub for Water Quality Monitoring Excellence with the Opening of New UNEP GEMS/Water Centre

The first-ever UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) held in June 2014 highlighted the importance of GEMS/Water in advancing the water-related targets of the SDGs.
27/01/2016 00:00:00

UNEP Staff Member Injured in Jakarta Attacks

UN offices in central Jakarta
14/01/2016 00:00:00

World's Wildlife Trade Regulator Meets to Strengthen Measures to Prevent Extinctions and Tackle Illicit Trafficking

CITES Standing Committee will review progress made in preparing and implementing National Ivory Action Plans, domestic legislation, and additional measures to protect Asian big cats, cheetahs, African grey parrots, pangolins, rhinos, sharks and timber.
12/01/2016 00:00:00

Reducing Bird Mortality from Collisions with Glass

Windows and tall glass-fronted buildings represent a particular hazard to migratory birds.
07/01/2016 00:00:00

New GRASP Partners Increase Asian, African Impact

Two organizations join the Great Apes Survival Partnership
16/12/2015 00:00:00

Angola, Seeking to Rebuild Elephant Populations, Named as Global Host of World Environment Day 2016

New WED Host officially announced at COP 21 in Paris
10/12/2015 00:00:00

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


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