Tag Archives: UNEP

Biodiversity is greater inside the world’s protected areas, scientists have been able to show for the first time. There are 15% more individual plants and animals and 11% more species inside than outside protected areas, according to the largest analysis of biodiversity in terrestrial globally protected areas to date. The study, carried out by the […]

A new report by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and Interpol has highlighted the sophistication and growth of environmental crimes across the world. These crimes range from the illegal trade of wildlife, illegal mining, illegal forestry and fishing. And despite our growing global attention towards conservation, these crimes have jumped 26 percent in the […]

(A view of a smoggy Shanghai, China, which has some of the world’s most polluted air [Qilai Shen/EPA]) For only the second time in its 44-year history, the United Nations Environment Programme is hosting a meeting of the world’s environment ministers, which will take place this week at its headquarters in Nairobi. The aim is […]