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The majority of the world’s most vulnerable communities are in the Tropics, and will be most affected by environmental threats, according to the United Nations, which today marked the International Day of the Tropics.
The President of the General Assembly, Peter Thomson, was on hand to officially welcome three colonies of honeybees to UN Headquarters as part of the UN’s ongoing greening efforts.
Kick-starting action on the recently-adopted Global Forest Goals to protect, sustainably manage and increase world’s forest area will be a key focus for delegations gathered in New York for the twelfth session of the UN Forum on Forests, which opened today at United Nations Headquarters.
The Plan features a set of six Global Forest Goals and associated targets to be reached by 2030, which are voluntary and universal.
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.
Two United Nations experts on environment and indigenous peoples today highlighted that effective and sustainable conservation requires respect for human rights.
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.
Biodiversity and the ecosystem services it supports are the foundations for life on Earth and the livelihoods and well-being of people everywhere, said Ban Ki-moon on International Day of Biodiversity.
Millions of migratory birds are being lost each year as a result of illegal killing, taking and trade, UN officials warned on World Migratory Bird Day.
"Pulses are good for people, and are good for soils," Eduardo Mansur, the head of FAO's land and water division, said today at an event that highlighted the promising future of edible seeds such as lentils, chickpeas and pigeon peas, all often neglected in the shadow of the world's major staple grains.
We spoke with Bram Gunther, co-director of the New York City Urban Field Station, to find out what we can do to help our parks and forests.
The genetic diversity of livestock can play a vital role in feeding the world in the face of hotter weather and the other effects of climate change, yet many valuable breeds continue to be at risk, the FAO warned, calling for stronger global efforts to safeguard the existing gene pool.
United Nations digital ambassador Elyx shares new illustrations in support of the Sustainable Development Goals
As the Sustainable Development Summit takes place in New York this weekend, Elyx features in a new series of illustrations designed to further explain the Sustainable Development Goals.
The Black Mamba Anti-Poaching Unit, a South African and majority-women ranger group, has been announced as one of the winners of the United Nation’s top environmental accolade, the Champions of the Earth award.
While the world''s forests continue to shrink as populations increase and woodlands are converted to agriculture and other uses, over the past 25 years, the rate of net global deforestation has slowed down by more than 50 per cent, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said in a report published today.