UNEP
UNEP
06/22/2017 at 16:43. Facebook
Climate change scenarios predict that heatwaves will become more intense, more frequent and longer, according to the World Meteorological Organization It is also expected that the number of hot days and warm nights will continue to rise: [ Bit.ly Link ]
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Thisara Perera
Mayur Tiwari
UNEP
UNEP
06/22/2017 at 09:51. Facebook
Asian giant softshell turtles were once thought to be extinct in the Mekong River; this little trooper is one of 150 hatchlings bringing them back. Read more about how the community protection program has been helping to increase the wild population of the turtles here: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Asian giant softshell turtles were once thought to be extinct in the

World's cutest baby turtle is part of an amazing story

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UNEP
UNEP
yesterday at 10:49. Facebook
Healthy sea otter populations have a profound effect on the overall health of kelp forests, estuaries, and coastal and ocean ecosystems. Read more here: [ Bit.ly Link ]
#CleanSeas
Healthy sea otter populations have a profound effect on the overall health

Conservation success for otters on the brink

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Simon Weihofen
Matt Crofts
UNEP
UNEP
06/20/2017 at 14:23. Facebook
Before you can stop deforestation, you have to know what’s causing it. And in the case of tropical forests, the answer is clear: Most deforestation is driven by commercial agriculture, but things are changing. An online platform is tracking corporate commitments to remove deforestation from their production and supply chains. Read more: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Before you can stop deforestation you have to know whats causing it

Supply change: Businesses get serious about stopping deforestation

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Terri Madison
احمد سعيد
World-environment Conservancy-africa Environmental-organization
UNEP
UNEP
06/20/2017 at 11:03. Facebook
Marine habitats are at risk and we want you to share the images and stories that capture the issue. Enter the #CleanSeasPhoto Challenge and you could attend the International Marine Debris Conference in San Diego: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Marine habitats are at risk and we want you to share the
Raimundo Jacinto Junior Jacinto
UNEP
UNEP
06/19/2017 at 16:45. Facebook
For #WorldEnvironmentDay, many of you answered the call to spend time with nature. You went out on nature walks, cleaned up beaches and even took time to discover the monuments and landmarks near you. Here are some of your moments #withnature
Do you still get you daily dose of nature?
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Brianzz Brainzz
Ramakanta Bera
Gourinath Kumbhakar
UNEP
UNEP
06/19/2017 at 12:03. Facebook
Soil fertility management and adding trees to farms can boost agricultural productivity and increase the drought tolerance of crops. Read more here: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Soil fertility management and adding trees to farms can boost agricultural productivity

In Africa’s drylands, opportunities to cut vulnerability to drought and famine are within reach

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William Fastcat Swift
Benjamin Panyako
Rezar
UNEP
UNEP
06/18/2017 at 14:23. Facebook
Once a royal hunting ground, the Kol-e-Hashmat Khan wetlands are a natural sanctuary for the thousands of storks, egrets, pelicans and flamingos that migrate north across the Hindu Kush every spring. The wetlands have now been designated an official UN conservation site and the Afghan government said it is also looking to help preserve the water supply of the capital. Read more: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Once a royal hunting ground the KoleHashmat Khan wetlands are a natural

UN to protect bird sanctuary in Afghan wetland

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Xafsa Cawale Maxamed
Eric Hill
Daniel Rasel
UNEP
UNEP
06/18/2017 at 11:00. Facebook
Severe environmental degradation and changing rainfall patterns have seen more frequent droughts and flash floods in Darfur. With less water, crop yields have fallen and farmers have had to cultivate more and more land to feed their families. Read more from North Darfur Land for Life award winning project here: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Severe environmental degradation and changing rainfall patterns have seen more f

Land for Life: North Darfur project wins global award #UNEnvironment

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UNEP
UNEP
06/17/2017 at 15:06. Facebook
Today is World Day to Combat Desertification.
Well managed land can provide opportunities and a bright future for those who depend on it. Learn more on how to restore degraded land here: [ Bit.ly Link ] #2017WDCD
Today is World Day to Combat Desertification
Satya Pal Bindra
MD Kausar Ali
IDEP Foundation
UNEP
UNEP
06/17/2017 at 10:47. Facebook
Land degradation and desertification fundamentally undermine the carrying capacity of our planet. Already, more than 500 million hectares of farmland have been completely abandoned due to drought, desertification and land mismanagement. Read more: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Land degradation and desertification fundamentally undermine the carrying capaci

High and dry: Degraded lands are driving people from their homes #UNEnvironment

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Daniel Muvali
Ibarakumo B Walson
Daniel Mertens
UNEP
UNEP
06/16/2017 at 14:07. Facebook
Happy #SeaTurtlesDay! Hawksbills Turtles around the world need you to survive. They are poached and their shells used to make jewellery. It may loom like plastic but it's not. Find out how you can avoid vendors who sell souvenirs made of their shells and go #WildforLife
Marcela Torres
Hyacinth Ysaguirre
Miracle Ngo
UNEP
UNEP
06/16/2017 at 11:52. Facebook
Happy world #SeaTurtlesDay everyone!
Did you know that the temperature of the sand determines the gender of a sea turtle? Cooler sand produces more males and warmer sand produces more females. Learn more: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Happy world SeaTurtlesDay everyone Did you know that the temperature of the

Fast facts about some of the world’s most ancient species

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Liagh Miller
Khadiza Sumaiya
UNEP
UNEP
06/15/2017 at 16:50. Facebook
We can all take steps to limit air pollution for a happier healthier planet. Show us how you take action for better air quality and join the UK's first ever #NationalCleanAirDay celebration. bit.ly/2ssKWBv
We can all take steps to limit air pollution for a happier
Eco Riders
Kade Anderson
Kach Mwale
UNEP
UNEP
06/15/2017 at 12:47. Facebook
Africa has the youngest population in the world. Youth is a critical stakeholder in the economy and will be the main driver of change. They define the demand for goods and services and have the power to drive economic prosperity, environmental sustainability and social equality. Learn more: [ Bit.ly Link ] #AMCEN
Africa has the youngest population in the world Youth is a critical
Terri Madison
UNEP
UNEP
06/14/2017. Facebook
Sand and dust storms also exacerbate the loss of land productivity, ecosystem integrity, and biodiversity. In the Middle East, this vicious cycle can displace populations and destroy critical habitats and wetlands. To address root causes, there is a need to better understand the relationship between the storms, climate change and land degradation. Read more: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Sand and dust storms also exacerbate the loss of land productivity ecosystem

Addressing land degradation is good for your health

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Praise Jesus
UNEP
UNEP
06/14/2017. Facebook
We must engage with our planet and explore the opportunities available to help us make better for humanity. Do you have what it takes to be a young champion? Apply> [ Bit.ly Link ] #YoungChamps
Priya Jana
Animesh Kumar
Antonio Tecez
UNEP
UNEP
06/13/2017. Facebook
We need your big idea to effect positive change and fight for the future of planet Earth. Be a young champion and apply today! [ Bit.ly Link ] #YoungChamps
Phillip Caraveo
Scott Steele
Nam Phong Van
UNEP
UNEP
06/13/2017. Facebook
Africa’s population is expected to reach 1/4 of the world's population by 2050. This growth, along with the growing consumption, puts immense pressure on our natural resources, biodiversity and the ecological balance of the planet, particularly in Africa. It is essential that every single young citizen in Africa rethinks the way they consume. #LiveLifeLightly learn more here: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Africas population is expected to reach 14 of the worlds population by
Kade Anderson
Tanaya Sen Sharma Majumder
Daniel Oaks
UNEP
UNEP
06/12/2017. Facebook
Some of our greatest leaders and innovators brought their ideas to life at a young age. @unep’s new Young Champions of the Earth prize provides seed funding and mentorship to push forward bold initiatives for a better common future: [ Bit.ly Link ] #YoungChamps
Some of our greatest leaders and innovators brought their ideas to life
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