wildlife

On World Wildlife Day, UN joins call for protection of planet’s big cats

Big cats, the planet’s most majestic predators, are under increasing threat – mostly caused by human activities – and this year’s World Wildlife Day, the United Nations is joining the world in raising awareness to their plight and galvanizing support for the many actions already under way to save these iconic species.

Wildlife conservation, sustainable development in spotlight at UN-backed conference

Unless the international community integrates wildlife conservation with sustainable development, it will not be able to protect the remaining animal species on Earth, the head of a United Nations-backed environmental treaty today said at the opening of a wildlife conference in the Philippines.

News in Brief 10 October 2017 (PM)

Continued fighting, airstrikes, threaten thousands in Syria’s Deir-ez-Zour

The UN voiced continuing alarm over the impact of fighting and airstrikes on civilians in Syria’s Deir-ez-Zour governorate on Tuesday.

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Mongolia: Lethal livestock plague now hitting endangered antelope, warns UN agency

The international pledge to eradicate a devastating livestock disease affecting mostly sheep and goats has taken on new urgency in the wake of a mass die-off of a rare Mongolian antelope, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

UN-backed treaty concludes summit with ‘game changing’ outcomes for wildlife protection

The triennial conference of the parties to a United Nations-backed wildlife treaty concluded yesterday with actions that are expected to go a long way in ensuring protection for some of the most vulnerable plants and animals on the planet.

“We’ve got to stop these guys” UN wildlife chief slams rosewood trade

“We’ve got to stop” the criminals who have turned endangered rosewood into the world’s most trafficked wild product.

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UN-backed fund expands wildlife protection plan to 19 countries in Africa and Asia

A United Nations-backed partnership fun has approved an additional $40 million to expand its support of a global programme fighting against illegal trafficking to a total of 19 countries in Africa and Asia.

No country immune from wildlife and forest crime

The first-ever global report on wildlife crime shows the need to criminalize not only poachers and those behind the illicit trade but also the people who demand its products.

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Time for action against illegal wildlife trade in Africa

The time for action against illegal wildlife trade in Africa is now, the UN Environment (UNEP) Africa Director has said.

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UN reiterates need to tackle illegal wildlife trade after tiger cub bodies found in Thailand

Following the discovery earlier this week of 70 dead tiger cubs, as well as tiger skins, talismans and other wildlife parts, in a Buddhist temple in Thailand, two United Nations agencies have said those circumstances represent only a “tiny proportion” of the extent of an illegal trade in wildlife that is pushing species to the brink of extinction.