Forests, desertification and biodiversity

1011, 2016

Report: Conservationists, palm oil industry should collaborate on protecting great apes, fragile ecosystems

November 10th, 2016|Forests, desertification and biodiversity, News|

UN Environment is advocating a collaboration between the international conservation community and palm oil developers in order to create sustainable strategies that will save fragile ecosystems.

911, 2016

New initiatives on forest protection boost climate agenda

November 9th, 2016|Climate change, Forests, desertification and biodiversity, News|

The global effort to protect and sustainably manage forests and deliver on climate change targets got a major boost at COP22, where several projects on protecting woodlands worldwide were announced.

2009, 2016

Media advisory: UN, Canada to announce partnership for World Environment Day

September 20th, 2016|Forests, desertification and biodiversity, News, Press material|

World Environment Day is an annual global celebration to raise awareness and action for the protection of our environment.

2908, 2016

UN experts: Make human rights priority in conservation

August 29th, 2016|Climate change, Forests, desertification and biodiversity, News|

Two United Nations experts on environment and indigenous peoples today highlighted that effective and sustainable conservation requires respect for human rights.

1108, 2016

Threat of wildfires expected to increase as global temperatures rise

August 11th, 2016|Climate change, Forests, desertification and biodiversity, News|

The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) has warned that wildfires could become more frequent and more destructive as global temperatures rise and drought conditions plague many regions of the world.

2807, 2016

African elephants face ‘unacceptably high’ level of poaching

July 28th, 2016|Forests, desertification and biodiversity, News, Peace and justice|

Many African elephants continued to face serious threats to their survival in 2015 from the illegal trade in ivory and unacceptably high levels of poaching.

2607, 2016

On first International Day, UNESCO calls for protection of mangrove ecosystems

July 26th, 2016|Climate change, Forests, desertification and biodiversity, News, Oceans|

Mangroves are rare and vital ecosystems that help to protect coastlines but their survival is being jeopardized, said UNESCO, calling for mangroves' protection.

2007, 2016

New UN study links trees in drylands with sustainable development

July 20th, 2016|Climate change, Forests, desertification and biodiversity, News|

For the first time, a new United Nations report details the number of trees, forests and how the land is used in the world’s drylands, and the findings could be used to track progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals and help fight climate change.

2605, 2016

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

May 26th, 2016|Forests, desertification and biodiversity, News|

As bellwethers for ecosystem health and biodiversity, bees play a crucial role in agriculture and ending hunger, and “pollinator-friendly” approaches are therefore highly encouraged, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

2505, 2016

#WildForLife campaign seeks to mobilize millions to end illegal wildlife trade

May 25th, 2016|Forests, desertification and biodiversity, News, Secretary-General, Sustainable consumption and production, Sustainable Development Agenda|

The UN, backed by A-list celebrities from across the globe, launched an unprecedented campaign against the illegal trade in wildlife, which is pushing species to the brink of extinction, robbing countries of their natural heritage and profiting international criminal networks.