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Applying the hard lessons of coronavirus to the biodiversity crisis

The pace and degree of transformative change can surprise us. Powerful interests want to maintain the status quo, but a crisis challenges these dynamics.  


An opportunity to transform action on nature and climate

UNDP has teamed up with NASA to increase ways to use spatial data to protect biodiversity.  


"We are planting the oxygen you will breathe in the future."

Following decades of brutal conflict, projects have begun generating economic and social opportunities that promote peace.  


A bay in Jamaica comes back to life

Rare sea turtles flourish as a community bands together.  


World Wildlife Day highlights the importance of 'biodiversity super year'

World Wildlife Day is celebrated this year under the theme 'Sustaining all Life on Earth', highlighting the unique place of wild fauna and flora as essential components of the world’s biodiversity, as…  


Empire State Building to be lit in blue-green-gold in celebration of World Wildlife Day

New York, 28 February 2020 – The Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Behati…  


Protecting humanity’s safety net

The world is facing a biodiversity crisis. We have lost more than 60 percent of species populations in the last 50 years.  


Guardians of the 'Knuckles' range

In central Sri Lanka, the UNESCO World Heritage site is named for its peaks that resemble a clenched fist.  


"We knew that if we continued at this rate, we would not have a forest."

Preserving the livelihoods of those who depend on Kenyan forests.  


Finalists Announced for World Wildlife Day Film Showcase

Judges and organizers of the World Wildlife Day 2020 Film Showcase have unveiled the finalists of this year’s contest, highlighting 57 outstanding films, picked from a total of 345 entries. The seven…  

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