ZERO TOLERANCE FOR THE ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE
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ZERO TOLERANCE FOR THE ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE

The booming illegal trade in wildlife products is eroding Earth's precious biodiversity, robbing us of our natural heritage and pushing whole species towards extinction.

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Canada to host World Environment Day in 2017

New York, 21 September 2016 – Canada today demonstrated its commitment to environmental action as Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, and UN Environment chief Erik Solheim

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UN Environment helps conservationists protect endangered Angolan antelopes

With help from UN Environment, conservationists have captured some of Angola’s endangered Giant Sable antelopes, fitting them with tracking devices and giving them the hope-inspiring names chosen for

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From Royalty to Rat-Kangaroos: Planet Comes Together to Mark World Environment Day

From royal families to farmers, politicians to schoolchildren, tens of thousands of people all over the world marked World Environment Day (WED) with events from Bhutan to Honduras to take action

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ANGOLA’S ELUSIVE GIANT SABLE ANTELOPE
NOBLE, UNIQUE, AND ENDANGERED

ANGOLA’S ELUSIVE GIANT SABLE ANTELOPE

For days, the rangers battled their way through the uncharted bush. The mood was impatient and apprehensive. The radio collars worn by two large bull antelopes had gone silent months earlier and the rangers had to wait for the dry season before trying to locate them.

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WED 2016 TO BE GLOBALLY HOSTED BY ANGOLA
HOST COUNTRY

WED 2016 TO BE GLOBALLY HOSTED BY ANGOLA

This year's World Environment Day celebration are hosted by Angola, a country seeking to restore its elephant herds, conserve Africa's biodiversity-rich wildlife, and safeguard the environment as it continues to rebuild after more than a quarter century of civil war

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WHAT YOU CAN DO - 5 QUICK STEPS
WED COMMUNITY

WHAT YOU CAN DO - 5 QUICK STEPS

World Environment Day can be celebrated in many different ways: through art and craft exhibition , film festivals, competition, demonstration activities, drama, online and social media activities and more. Whatever you decide to do for WED, here are Five quick steps to consider in making your day a success

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