Alternative sources of income generating activities enable women to preserve the Waza Biosphere Reserve
Women in the villages of Andirni and Djermé some few kilometres away from Maroua in the Far North Region of Cameroon Lake Chad basin are now using environmentally friendly stoves made by themselves with local materials They now require less wood to cook and the stoves produce very little smoke making their kitchens more comfortable for them and also giving them more time for other chores instead of daily wood fetching for cooking
Modelling inundation to respond to tsunami threats: First training for the Pacific Islands takes place on the 10th anniversary of the 2009 Samoa tsunami
Great apes and covid-19, an additional threat to already endangered species?
Due to the destruction of their natural habitat and increasing contacts with human activities Great apes of which seven species are already threatened by extinction are potentially vulnerable to this new virus
International Mother Earth Day 50th anniversary
The International Mother Earth Day is celebrated every year on 22nd of April to encourage each of us to recall how the Earth provides life and sustenance
Webinar 11 June 2020 - COVID-19 and Biodiversity Loss: Another Threat to Great Apes?
UNESCO invites you to a webinar on COVID19 and the loss of biodiversity the threats to the survival of the great apes On this occasion Ms Sabrina Krief Mr Inza Koné Mr Anton Nurcahyo and Ms Noëline Raondry Rakotoarisoa will discuss the health of biodiversity zoonoses and in particular how to prevent them the particular risks for great apes and humans and how to reduce them
Managing UNESCO-designated sites during the pandemic – video reports from the field: Cibodas Biosphere Reserve, Indonesia
UNESCO and the Coca-Cola Foundation launch “Youth and Innovation for Ocean” initiative
Hanoi 8 June 2020 On World Oceans Day UNESCO is pleased to announce the Youth and Innovation for Ocean initiative to empower university students and young professionals to put forward innovative and practical solutions in reducing reusing recycling and managing plastic waste in coastal regions of Viet Nam The initiative is under the partnership between UNESCO and The CocaCola Foundation established since 2017 for solutions to manage plastic waste toward as sustainable green economy in Vietnam