Environment
Biodiversity
New York, July 31(Just Earth News): Park rangers across the world face increasing challenges and risks due to a surge in poaching and illicit trafficking in wildlife, the head of the United Nations entity on protection of endangered species on Monday said, honouring the work of park rangers in protecting wild animals, plants and culture. more
UN agency develops new guidelines to help countries better monitor forest resources

New York, July 27(Just Earth News): The United Nations agriculture agency has created new guidelines to help countries develop a strong mechanism to monitor national forest resources.

Countries signed to UN-brokered illegal fishing treaty meet for first time

New York, May 30 (Just Earth News): For the first time since a United Nations-brokered treaty to stop illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing went into force, the countries that en ...

UN risk reduction forum in Cancun closes with call to harness data

New York, May 27(Just Earth News): We can't change nature, but we can be prepared if we have the right information – that was the message from a major United Nations conference on risk red ...

On Day for Biological Diversity, UN says tourists must protect nature that draws them

New York, May 22(Just Earth News): Tourism must not undermine the nature that attracts tourists in the first place, said the head of the United Nations-backed treaty on biological diversity, ...

Next month's ocean conference eyes cutting $35 billion in fisheries subsidies – UN trade officials

New York, May 11(Just Earth News): Harmful fishing subsidies that contribute to overfishing are estimated to be as high as $35 billion, fisheries experts from the United Nations trade and de ...

On World Migratory Bird Day, UN spotlights common destiny for wildlife and people

New York, May 10(Just Earth News): A healthy planet for migratory birds means a healthy plant for people, as they share the habitats on the Earth, the heads of two United Nations-backed envi ...

Importance of broad financing for sustainable forest management highlighted at UN forum

New York, May 5 (Just Earth News): A United Nations meeting on sustainable management of forests on Thursday discussed the importance of mobilizing resources from a diverse range of actors ...

Guidelines on keeping illegally caught fish from global supply chains near ‘finish line’ – UN agency

New York, Apr 13(Just Earth News): A push to establish internationally-agreed standards to keep illegally caught fish off store-shelves and consumers' plates has taken an important step forw ...

Follow China’s example, shut down ivory factories and shops, UN agency urges countries

New York, Apr 3 (Just Earth News): Applauding the Chinese Government’s closure of many of its ivory factories and retail outlets, the United Nations environment wing has called on other co ...