millennium development goals

UN Millennium Development Goals Expand to Include Biodiversity

Article: UN Millennium Development Goals Expand to Include Biodiversity

NEW YORK, New York, September 29, 2008 (ENS) – For the first time, the United Nations Millennium Development Goals is monitoring the world’s plants and animals using the Red List Index developed by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, IUCN. Based on the comprehensive IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, the index shows…

Waterbirds Disappearing from African-Eurasian Flyways

Article: Waterbirds Disappearing from African-Eurasian Flyways

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar, September 15, 2008 (ENS) – Struck by climate change and wetland destruction, 40 percent of the migratory waterbird populations that travel across Africa and Eurasia are in decline, finds a new study presented to delegates at an international migratory waterbird conservation meeting today in Antananarivo. The main causes of decrease in the 522…

G8 Leaders Conclude with Pledge to Ease Global Food Crisis

Article: G8 Leaders Conclude with Pledge to Ease Global Food Crisis

TOYAKO, Japan, July 9, 2008 (ENS) – The leaders of the world’s eight wealthiest countries, the G8, packed their bags and headed home tonight after three days of discussions that dealt with ways to solve the global food crisis and global warming, among other issues. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (Photo courtesy UN) UN Secretary-General Ban…