Diplomats using immunity to engage in illegal wildlife trafficking

A recent investigative publication has revealed that accredited diplomats from Far East countries such as North Korea are continually getting involved in the trafficking...

UN Secretary-General Nominates Inger Andersen as UNEP Executive Director

Nairobi, Feb 19 - United Nations Secretary-General AntónioGuterres has informed the General Assembly of his intention to appoint Inger Andersen of Denmark as the...

Rules of the Bush (Chinese Version)

Rules of the Bush (Chinese Version) Rules of the Bush 丛林规则 Delta Willis © 6 Sept 2018 黛儿塔.威利斯 2018年9月6日 Chinese Translation: Jeffrey Wu 中文翻译:杰夫 An American man who taunted a...

In Vietnam, Conservationists, Prince Willian, Urge End to Illicit Wildlife Trade

     Thirteen organisations seeking to end illegal trade in wildlife species have  urged authorities in Vietnam to deliver on its commitments to...

Over 90 per cent of sampled salt brands contain micro-plastics – study

Nairobi, Oct 19 - Over 90 per cent of sampled salt brands globally were found to contain micro-plastics, with the highest number coming from...

Focus on Wastewater Challenges – and Opportunities

The cost of implementing source water protection activities, such as forest protection, reforestation and the use of cover crops, could be recouped through...

UK to fund Uganda in fighting illegal wildlife trade

Uganda will receive £1,500,000 (Shs 7bn) funding from the UK government which will go towards combating illegal trade in wildlife. The announcement was made...

Richard Leakey to receive 2017 Legacy Award from Tusk Trust

Tusk Trust - a UK-based conservation charity whose royal patron is Prince William, will honor Dr Richard Leakey, Chairman of the Kenya Wild Service...

India attempts to break the Guinness world record by planting 49.3 million trees in...

India attempted to break a tree-planting Guinness world record by planting 49.3 million trees in 24 hours, nearly meeting their goal of 50 million...

UNEP Launches Global Campaign to Eliminate Marine Litter

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has launched an unprecedented global campaign to eliminate major sources of marine litter: microplastics in cosmetics and...

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Death of a Legend: Dian Fossey’s ‘Little Darling’ Gorilla Passes On

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African Ranger Awards: Feting Wardens while Enabling Traffickers?

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