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On International Day, UN agency urges greater investment for sustainable agriculture in mountains

11 December 2017
On International Mountain Day, the United Nations food security agency has called for greater focus on sustainable agricultu...

Luxembourg pledges €9 million to help save mountain species

Nairobi, 8 December 2017

Ahead of International Mountain Day (11 December) The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg has committed vital support to UN E...

Greening the ascent

08 DEC 2017, UN Environment Center

Mountains are the water towers of the world and home to valuable flora and fauna, but they are under pres...

World commits to pollution-free planet at environment summit

Nairobi, 6 December 2017

The world committed to a pollution-free planet at the close of the UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi, with resolut...

Conservation Groups File Lawsuit after President Trump Illegally Axed Majestic Bears Ears National Monument

December 7, 2017

Washington, D.C. — Three days after President Donald Trump issued a proclamation taking an axe to Bears Ears National Monum...

WWF calls on WTO to end subsidized overfishing and illegal fishing

07 December 2017

Gland, Switzerland, 7 December 2017 – WWF is calling for member governments of the World Trade Organization (WTO) to agree...

Unsustainable food systems threaten wild crop and dolphin species – IUCN Red List

05 December 2017

Tokyo, Japan, 5 December 2017 (IUCN) – Species of wild rice, wheat and yam are threatened by overly intensive agricultural...

First ever tagging of Amazon dolphins to boost conservation efforts

05 December 2017

For the first time ever, WWF and research partners  are now tracking river dolphins in the Amazon using satellite technolo...

Alaska Native and Conservation Groups Sue Bureau of Land Management for Shortsighted Approval of Mineral Exploration

December 4, 2017

Anchorage, Alaska — An Alaska Native Tribal Government and three conservation groups are suing the U.S. Bureau of Land Mana...

Iraq: Ambiguity over legal age of marriage could devastate childhoods, warn UN officials

4 December 2017
Voicing concern over proposed amendments to laws governing marriage in Iraq – in particular the ambiguity over the legal age...