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Giraffes, parrots, and oak trees, among many species facing extinction

Around one million species are facing extinction, according to a report from IPBES, an independent intergovernmental science and policy body supported by the UN.

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Dekha Dewandana carries his guest suitcase at Esa di Kubu Homestay in Sudaji Village, Buleleng, Bali, Indonesia.
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Dekha Dewandana carries his guest suitcase at Esa di Kubu Homestay in Sudaji Village, Buleleng, Bali, Indonesia.

First Person: Surviving Bali’s COVID tourism crash

Economic DevelopmentDekha Dewandana ran a thriving ‘homestay’ tourism property in Bali, and received UN-supported training which has helped him to maintain a high standard of hospitality. When COVID-19 hit Indonesia, his business was pushed to the verge of collapse and, after a bruising two-year period, it’s now slowly recovering.

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Munni was married at age 14, but after her husband left when she became pregnant, the Bangladeshi girl was sold to a brothel by a man who offered to find her a job.
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Photo story: No country untouched by human trafficking

Every country in the world is affected by human trafficking, whether as a country of origin, transit, or destination for victims. The vast majority of those trafficking women and girls do so for purposes of sexual exploitation.

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Nuclear technology helps Mexico eradicate invasive insect pest

Climate and Environment One of the most devastating insect pests infesting fruits and vegetables in Mexico has been eradicated in the state of Colima, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

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Somalia: ‘We cannot wait for famine to be declared; we must act now’

Humanitarian Aid Rising acute food insecurity in Somalia has caused more than 900,000 people to flee their homes in search of humanitarian assistance since January last year, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned.