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New Resolution on Wildlife Trafficking calls for ‘Zero-Tolerance’ on Corruption

Nairobi, 29 November 2016 - A new European Union (EU) resolution on wildlife trafficking calls on EU member states to address corruption and the shortcomings of international governance measures across the wildlife trafficking chain ‘as a matter of urgency’. 

As world meets to protect wildlife, female wildlife rangers show the way

29 September 2016 – As nations take decisions to protect rhinos, elephants, pangolins and other threatened species in Johannesburg this week, the Black Mambas – 36 courageous female rangers fighting wildlife crime in South Africa – are showing how to do it on the ground.

UN Environment and INTERPOL Commit to Taking on Environmental Crime Together

Environmental crime, including the illegal exploitation of timber, fisheries, gold, minerals, oil, and trafficking in wildlife and hazardous waste, is the fourth largest criminal enterprise in the world and is rising by 5 – 7 per cent annually.

Conserve Species to Protect Livelihoods in World’s Top Biodiversity Hotspots 

The Caribbean is one of the planet’s most important biodiversity hot-spots, and now one of its most threatened. Made up of 30 nations and territories, spanning 4 million square kilometres of ocean, and boasting 10,000 square kilometres of reef - See more

 UN Environment Statement on Great Elephant Census Figures Showing Huge Decline in African Populations
31 August 2016, Nairobi - UN Environment deputy head Ibrahim Thiaw released the following statement in reaction to the results of the Great Elephant Census, which showed African savanna elephant populations declined by 30 per cent (144,000 elephants) between 2007 and 2014:

UNEP expands access to vast body of environmental law 

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