Environment/Science
Biodiversity
New York,: Sounding the alarm about the urgent need to protect coral reefs from extinction within decades, a new coalition of organizations, including the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), was launched on Wednesday in Egypt during the UN Biodiversity Conference, to galvanize global leadership before it is too late. more
Major reports on biodiversity, ecosystem services to be launched at UN-backed meeting in Medellin

New York: With our planet’s flora and fauna facing unprecedented threats, science and policy experts are set to gather next week in Medellin, Colombia, for a United Nations-backed m ...

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

New York: 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 ...

Central Africa’s iconic mammals threatened by poachers, armed groups – UN environment wing

New York, Jan 20 (JEN): Elephants, giraffes, rhinos and other magnificent mammals targeted in wildlife conservation areas of Central Africa are under threat of extinction, caught in the c ...

With UN support, more countries confronting threat of drug-resistant 'superbugs'

New York, Nov 17(Just Earth News): Efforts to stem the spread of antimicrobial resistant pathogens on farms and in food systems are gaining strength, thanks to strong backing by governmen ...

Can sheep recognise human faces? Study says yes

London, Nov 8 (JEN): A new study published in the Royal Society journal Open Biology has suggested that sheep can recognise human faces.

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

New York, Oct 23(Just Earth News): Unless the international community integrates wildlife conservation with sustainable development, it will not be able to protect the remaining animal speci ...

New UN-led partnership to help curb unsustainable wildlife hunting, protect biodiversity

New York, Oct 11(Just Earth News): To help African, Caribbean and Pacific countries stop unsustainable wildlife hunting, conserve natural heritage and strengthen people's livelihoods and foo ...

Join global treaty to root out the scourge of illegal fishing, urges UN food security agency

New York, Oct 6(Just Earth News): Calling for strengthening the fight against illegal fishing, the United Nations food security agency has urged all countries to join a landmark global treat ...

UN joins international community to salute park rangers' dedication and commitment

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 ...