Ban Ki-moon, Kong Saharat, Li Bingbing and Gisele Bündchen among those aiming to spur action to protect endangered species (UNEP Press release) Nairobi: 25 May 2016 – The United Nations, backed by A-list celebrities from across the globe, today launched an unprecedented campaign against the illegal trade in wildlife, which is pushing species to […]

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Queensland, Australia: A baby koala holds on to its mother as she undergoes surgery at an Australian Zoo wildlife hospital in Queensland, Australia. The baby koala and its mother were brought into the hospital after the mother was hit by a car. They were reunited after the life-saving surgery Photograph: Ben Beaden/AFP/Getty Images

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By Andy Sheppard and Linda Broadhurst. Originally published on The Conversation. This week many people across the world stopped and stared as extreme headlines announced that one eighth of the world’s species – more than a million – are threatened with extinction. According to the UN report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services […]

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