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United Nations ramps up drive to restore the natural world
How do you restore a planet? With a shared and inspiring vision, an openness to new ideas and many willing hands. Alarmed by widespread degradation, the climate…
How Chernobyl has become an unexpected haven for wildlife
Many people think the area around the Chernobyl nuclear plant is a place of post-apocalyptic desolation. But more than 30 years after one of the facility’s reactors…
10 years to restore our planet. 10 actions that count.
Against a backdrop of environmental crisis, the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration is a chance to revive the natural world that supports us all.  A decade may sound…
South-South Cooperation to tackle climate change
For the International Day for South-South Cooperation on 12 September, we follow a pioneering, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)-supported project that’s…
China-UNEP partnership promotes South-South Cooperation in Africa
As International Day of South-South Cooperation approaches on 12 September we interview Linxiu Zhang, Director of the United Nations Environment Programme-…
Governments, smart data and wildfires: where are we at?
10 September 2020: The ongoing wildfires in on the west coast of the United States have focused media attention on wildfires more generally and their link to…
Mapping nature’s hidden benefits
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, a map could be worth a million. To understand the complex interactions between nature and human society, the United…
UNEP supports project to restore peatlands in Indonesia
Kalimantan, Indonesia’s portion of Borneo island, is no stranger to peatland fires. In early July, one of its provinces, Central Kalimantan, declared a state of…
Decades after devastating cyclone, mangroves are on the rebound in Mozambique
In the lead up to International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem on 26 July, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is running a series of…
In Tanzania, locals and officials band together to save mangroves
In the lead up to International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem on 26 July, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is running a series of…
Celebrating International Mangrove Day: spare a thought for our coastal ecosystems
The International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem is celebrated every year on 26 July as a unique opportunity to raise awareness of the…
Groundbreaking study maps and values South Africa’s wild spaces
From its vast savanna to its rugged coastlines, to its flower-rich montane grasslands, South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province is rich in natural beauty. But those…