Time is running out to stop the global decline in biodiversity and protect ecosystems that are essential for the livelihoods and well-being of billions of people, the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity warned today, as more than 190 countries prepare to meet on this issue in Cancun, Mexico.
Report: Conservationists, palm oil industry should collaborate on protecting great apes, fragile ecosystems
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.
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.
World Environment Day is an annual global celebration to raise awareness and action for the protection of our environment.
Two United Nations experts on environment and indigenous peoples today highlighted that effective and sustainable conservation requires respect for human rights.
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.
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.
Mangroves are rare and vital ecosystems that help to protect coastlines but their survival is being jeopardized, said UNESCO, calling for mangroves' protection.
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.
With busy bees in the lead, ‘pollinator-friendly’ approach vital for healthy agricultural ecosystems – UN
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).