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Climate change top challenge over the next decade – UNESCO survey

Audrey Azoulay

Climate change and loss of biodiversity is seen as the most pressing challenge over the decade, according to the “World in 2030 Survey Report”published on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). Audrey Azoulay, UNESCO Director-General More than 15,000 people worldwide contributed to the survey, which was held online between May and September 2020, and made ...

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UNESCO tasks govts on multiple water value policies

Ministry of Water Resources

The UN Educational,Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has urged  governments at all levels to consider multiple values of water which should be incorporated into decision making for water development. Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu, speaking during the session Mr Dimitri Sanga, Officer-In-Charge (OIC), UNESCO Regional OfficVale, Abuja, made the call on Monday, March 22, 2021 at a news conference ...

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UNESCO approves three additional biosphere reserves for Nigeria

Biosphere Reserve

The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has approved three additional biosphere reserves in Nigeria. Hadejia-Nguru-Bade Biosphere Reserve within Yobe and Jigawa states, one of the three approved reserves Dr Moma Enang, National Professional Officer, Natural Science Sector, UNESCO Regional Office, Abuja on Friday, October 30, 2020. Enang named the reserves as Oban Biosphere Reserve and Okwango Biosphere Reserve, ...

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Conservationists take up campaign to save Poland’s Białowieża Forest

Wild bison Białowieża

Full of giant trees, dense, mossy and mysterious, the Białowieża Forest in Poland has been described as one out of a fairy tale. It is said to be is one of the last remnants of the ancient forest that once covered half of Europe for millennia. The forest, which is home to a herd of 900 wild bison and straddles ...

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UNESCO, IUCN ask Poland to stop logging in Białowieża Forest

wolves

The UNESCO World Heritage Committee on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 adopted a decision urging Poland to immediately halt all logging and wood extraction in the old-growth forests of Białowieża. The decision follows the advice of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) – the official advisory body on nature to UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee, which meets this week in ...

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Côte d’Ivoire national park taken off World Heritage ‘danger list’

Comoé National Park

Comoé National Park in Côte d’Ivoire on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 came off the List of World Heritage in Danger, as its wildlife recovers from impacts of civil unrest. The decision follows a recommendation from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the official advisory body to UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee, which meets this week in Kraków, Poland. It ...

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IUCN: Vaquita exploitation puts Mexican heritage site in danger

vaquita-porpoise

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has recommended “in-danger” status for Mexico’s World Heritage-listed Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California, after a mission confirmed the vaquita – the smallest and most endangered species of porpoise – is at risk of imminent extinction. This advice to the World Heritage Committee is included in a monitoring report ...

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As wildlife returns, Ivorian park may be struck off ‘danger list’

Comoé National Park

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has recommended withdrawing in-danger status from Comoé National Park in Côte d’Ivoire after seeing chimps and elephants return to the park. The nature conservation body also recommends the Landscapes of Dauria in Russia and Mongolia to become a new World Heritage site. This advice is included in a set of reports for ...

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IWD 2017: Women must exercise their freedoms – Bokova

Irina-Bokova

Irina Bokova, Director-General of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), in a speech to commemorate the 2017 International Women’s Day (IWD), insists that, just as men do, women must exercise their freedoms and be able to make their own choices, control their own bodies and their own lives, and take part in the decisions that set the course ...

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UNESCO data tool reveals emerging R&D players

silvia-montoya

As the UN General Assembly prepares to address the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics has released a new data tool showing the leaders and emerging players in research and development (R&D). “Innovation is key to achieving each of the Sustainable Development Goals. So it is essential to track R&D ...

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