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Message from Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of the International Day for Biological Diversity, 22 May 2017
Publication date: 23 May, 2017
Published by: foreignaffairs-nz

Source: United Nations 4. Headline: Message from Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of the International Day for Biological Diversity, 22 May 2017. Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism For more than 70 years, UNESCO has been working to foster scientific knowledge and....

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The Getaway: Want Family Travel to Really Count? Make a Plan
Publication date: 22 May, 2017
Published by: nytimes

When the first of her three children neared age 8, and school events and sports increasingly demanded the family’s time, Tracy Krechevsky, 52, a teacher in Wellesley, Mass., decided they needed a plan to make the most of their vacations. “We knew the opportunity for traveling together was going to....

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News in Brief 22 May 2017 – (PM)
Publication date: 22 May, 2017
Published by: unmultimedia-en

Tourism must not cause harm to the environment: UN official. Tourism must not undermine the nature that attracts travellers in the first place, the head of the UN-backed treaty on biological diversity said in her message to mark the International Day for Biological Diversity.

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Madagascar: Northwest Madagascar Regional Manager
Publication date: 23 May, 2017
Published by: reliefWeb

Organisation overview. Blue Ventures is an award-winning marine conservation organisation working to rebuild tropical fisheries with coastal communities. We’re committed to protecting marine biodiversity in ways that benefit coastal people. We work in places where the ocean is vital to local....

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Developmental activities threaten fish habitat
Publication date: 20 May, 2017
Published by: kuenselonline

Hydropower dams, road construction and mining along the rivers, extraction of sand from the riverbed and introduction of exotic or alien species for harvesting pose serious threat to fishes, a researcher Gopal Prasad Khanal said. Gopal Prasad Khanal, who works as a livestock production officer in....

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Researchers find over 9,500 species in Romania's Danube Delta
Publication date: 20 May, 2017
Published by: roumanie-en

Researchers find over 9,500 species in Romania’s Danube Delta. Researchers in Romania have identified 9,581 species in the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve (RBDD), but at least one-third of them are endangered, according to a census cited by local Agerpres.

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Young Romanians, foreigners to tour the Danube Delta by bike
Publication date: 20 May, 2017
Published by: roumanie-en

. A group of young Romanians and foreigners will start next week a tour of the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve and plan to do the almost 400-km trip around the Delta by bike and boat. Romania’s Danube Delta still lacks proper cycling routes, but authorities are working on it. The tour idea came (...

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Linking functional traits and cultural ecosystem services in urban areas through human preferences
Publication date: 19 May, 2017
Published by: avhandlingar

Sammanfattning: Urban areas are now the daily lived experience for the majority of the world’s people, and it is therefore important to explore what kind of ecological communities and corresponding ecosystem functions and services are being generated in these environments.

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Sierra Leone: Project Manager, GOLA Landscape Project
Publication date: 19 May, 2017
Published by: reliefWeb

CARE is seeking a Project Manager who will have the overall responsibility for the implementation of activities in Sierra Leone and Liberia in line with the approved design, and in compliance with the donor requirements. The Manager will be required to liaise with donor other implementing partners....

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Reconciling investment protection and human rights
Publication date: 20 May, 2017
Published by: mmtimes

Myanmar’s previous military government was committed to investment protection treaties. Will the new government follow suit? These treaties between states enable foreign investors to challenge new laws and policies by the host government – potentially including those protecting human rights and the....

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Photos: Enjoy These Photos Of Zoo Babies Before The Evening News Dump
Publication date: 18 May, 2017
Published by: dcist

SCBI notes that the birth of a whole slew of mammals and birds comes just a few days ahead of Endangered Species Day tomorrow. Among their Two loggerhead shrike chicks, which are known as butcher birds for a tendency to impale their prey on thorns and barbed wire.

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Producers Of Sachet Water Must Be Compelled To Recycle The Waste – Anukam
Publication date: 20 May, 2017
Published by: leadership

BY SUNDAY ISUWA. Dr Lawrence Chidi Anukam is the Director general/ chief executive officer of National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA). Dr Anukam bares his mind on dire environmental and health issues as the agency marks 10-year anniversary. He spoke with SUNDAY ISUWA.

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Foresting the analog way
Publication date: 21 May, 2017
Published by: dailynews-lk

Analog forestry was developed by a group of scientists and researchers led by Dr. Ranil Senanayake in 1980 at the Belipola Arboretum, Bandarawela. Analog forestry was conceptualized at this time to meet the challenges brought about by conventional thinking to forestry. The main principle of Analog forestry is to work on bringing the natural vs.

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BRICS leaders vow to speed global recovery, fight terrorism
Publication date: 21 May, 2017
Published by: smc

7 months ago.

Summit stresses need for a balance between economic development and environmental protection. By AP – Oct 16,2016. BENAULIM, India — The leaders of five of the world’s rising powers ended a two-day summit on Sunday with a pledge to speed global economic recovery as well as to fight terrorism.

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The real crisis in North Korea is not the one you've been hearing about
Publication date: 18 May, 2017
Published by: northkoreatimes

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea has been in the news a lot lately, with the DPRK testing new missiles and the United States moving a naval strike group off the Korean peninsula. The commentary almost always revolves around strategic issues, especially North Korea's nuclear programme.

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Climate Change Refuge for Corals Discovered
Publication date: 18 May, 2017
Published by: rdmag

Acanthurus leuccosternon corals -- some of the healthy corals observed off Vamizi Island. Credit: TIM MCCLANAHAN WCS.

WCS scientists have discovered a refuge for corals where the environment protects otherwise sensitive species to the increasing severity of climate change.

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Farmers association playing role in environmental protection
Publication date: 11 May, 2017
Published by: shabait

Massawa, 10 May 2017- The farmers association in She'b sub-zone has expressed readiness to enhance engagement in environmental protection and particularly in soil and water conservation as well as wildlife protection. The farmers said that they are finalizing preparations to make use of the water....

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LCQ20: Three-runway system at Hong Kong International Airport
Publication date: 17 May, 2017
Published by: foreignaffairs-nz

Source: Hong Kong Government special administrative region. Headline: LCQ20: Three-runway system at Hong Kong International Airport. Following is a question by the Dr Hon Yiu Chung-yim and a written reply by the Secretary for Transport and Housing, Professor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung, in the....

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National Climate Change Actions Presented in Bonn 27 Countries Share Achievements and Highlight Clear Benefits of Action
Publication date: 18 May, 2017
Published by: unfccc

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17 Developed countries and ten developing countries presented their actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to date and highlighted key achievements, challenges and benefits of climate action. One of those developing countries was Mauritania, the first LDC participating in this type of forum....

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101 big-game animals died of yew poisoning last winter in Idaho but some oppose ban
Publication date: 18 May, 2017
Published by: idahostatesman

Representatives of Idaho’s nursery businesses and weed control superintendents united Tuesday to fight a potential rule to ban toxic landscaping yews in Idaho, while citizens concerned about the deaths of 101 big-game animals said that education won’t be enough to prevent more wildlife deaths.

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2 Indians win 'Green Oscars' for conservation projects
Publication date: 17 May, 2017
Published by: business-standard

Two Indian activists today won the annual Whitley Awards, dubbed as the 'Green Oscars', for their works in the field of animal and bird conservation in India. Sanjay Gubbi won the award for his work to protect Karnataka's tiger corridors, and Purnima Barman for creating an all-female network to save....

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Giant Hands Rise From Venice Canal, Sends Alarming Message of Sea Level Rise
Publication date: 17 May, 2017
Published by: ecowatch

Internationally renowned Italian artist Lorenzo Quinn his new sculpture, Support unveiled , to serve as a call to "protect our planet" and "our national heritage sites." "Venice is a floating art city that has inspired cultures for centuries, but to continue to do so it needs the support of our....

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Residents Sue to Block 3.6 Million Pounds of Highly Radioactive Nuclear Waste From Being Stored Near California Beach
Publication date: 17 May, 2017
Published by: ecowatch

"In the election campaign, he even said it was a Chinese invention to criticize America," Argentine Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo told Italian wire service ANSA . "But this president has already changed about several things, so perhaps on this as well.

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Kenya: National Consultant - Multi-Focal Area Project Development Specialist - VA-018-2017
Publication date: 17 May, 2017
Published by: reliefWeb

Position Title: National Consultant - Multi-Focal Area Project Development Specialist. Contract Type: Personal Services Agreement. Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya. Organizational unit: FAO Representation Office in Kenya. Duration: 40 days when actually employed to 31 July 2017. Eligible candidates: Kenyan Nationals.

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Vatican Bishop Confident Pope Will Change Trump's View on Climate Change
Publication date: 17 May, 2017
Published by: ecowatch

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality will now begin crafting plans to develop a program to reduce carbon pollution in the state. Executive Directive 11 is designed to ensure Virginia's energy future includes a structure that enforces carbon-reduction mechanisms.

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Guam Use Of Environmental Protection Agency Funds Questioned In Report
Publication date: 10 May, 2017
Published by: pidp

$67 million over five years may not been ‘administered efficiently and effectively’ By Haidee V Eugenio. HAGÅTÑA, Guam (Pacific Daily News, June 23, 2016) – More than $67 million in federal funds given to Guam from 2009 through 2014 “may not be administered efficiently and effectively,” putting at....

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U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Publication date: 12 May, 2017
Published by: africa-newsroom

The Bako Farm Service Center is located in the maize belt area of Ethiopia, in the remotest part of the country where access to agro-supplies has been a critical challenge to smallholder farmers. The Bako Farm Service Center, established via a public-private partnership to expand Ethiopian....

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15:09 Joint Communique of Leaders Roundtable of Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation
Publication date: 16 May, 2017
Published by: ca-news

AKIPRESS.COM - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China published a full text of the Joint Communique of the Leaders Roundtable of the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation. The leaders roundtable took place on May 15 in Beijing. President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev took part in the session.

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Archaeologists seek to promote tourism in Africa's old Islamic sites
Publication date: 16 May, 2017
Published by: theafricareport

A group of archaeological experts met in Bahrain to discuss how to use their research on Africa's archaeology to help promote the continent's old Islamic sites. The Islamic Archaeology in Global Perspective Conference, held in capital Manama, hoped to highlight the important role that archaeology has to play in large parts of Africa.

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Extremists remove bricks from archaeological pillars: Gnanasara Thera
Publication date: 16 May, 2017
Published by: dailynews-lk

Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera said yesterday that Muslim extremists have removed bricks from archaeological pillars at the Somawathiya and Jala Gelum Nimnaya conservation sites to use them at cattle slaughterhouses.

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Africa calls for funding to restore degraded forests, land
Publication date: 17 May, 2017
Published by: newtimes-RW

Investing in forest and landscape restoration as well as ensuring their sustainability will improve livelihoods of African people, experts have said. Speaking at a two-day Forest and Landscape Investment Forum in Kigali, yesterday, the experts called for investments to make green cover of more than....

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Bauchi Golf Tourney To Promote Tourism, Organisers Assure
Publication date: 17 May, 2017
Published by: leadership

By Onukogu Kanayochuqu Jubal The Bauchi Tourism Golf Tournament would be a tourney aimed at, largely, promoting the state’s tourism potentials, while giving the 250 who would be present a chance to compete. The organiser of the tournament and the CEO of Cosmopolitan Cleaners Limited, Alhassan....

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44 Grants Worth N$8-Million Awarded Since 2003
Publication date: 17 May, 2017
Published by: newera

By Wezi Tjaronda WINDHOEK The Global Environmental Facility’s Small Grants Programme, whose focus is to address critical threats to the global environment, is making a difference in the lives of communities in Namibia. Already, communities of Kasika conservancy in the Caprivi Region have managed to....

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Collaborations in Gabon
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Visiting a National park in Gabon to provide to get some work done.

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Elephants in the Park
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Some elephants in Kruger National Park.

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Training in Samoa
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Went to Samoa in 2015 to provide Drupal support and training in database REST service implementation. It was a huge success. 

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