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.
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 actionLearn More
Angola Protects Wildlife, Turns to Ecotourism to Diversify Economy
Luanda, Angola, 5 June 2016 – As the plane banks in off the Atlantic Ocean over Luanda, the capital of Angola, the chief driver of the southern African nation’s economy announces itself loud andLearn More
UNEP-INTERPOL Report: Value of Environmental Crime up 26%
Eco-crime hits record high at up to $258 billion, outstripping the illegal trade in small arms, as international criminal gangs and militant groups profit from the plunder of Earth's resources.Learn More
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.
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
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