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"It is important to reduce and control land-based sources of pollution to mangrove forests to ensure that they continue delivering valuable ecosystem services to coastal communities and the world." Read more from UN Environment mangroves ecosystems expert, Gabriel Grimsditch here: http://bit.ly/2umjhyW
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World Environment Day has been a platform to mobilize world leaders, business and citizens to reduce the hole in the ozone and end the scourge of acid rain. As early as the 1980s, World Environment Day began raising awareness about a new global threat, climate change. Yet almost 40 years later, some still doubt the need to reduce carbon pollution. We know that countries must continue, now more than ever, to work towards a low-carbon future. More from Canadian Minister for Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna on what to do on World Environment Day here: http://bit.ly/2rmXxVg
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If current plastic production and consumption patterns continue, its use is expected to double again in the next 20 years. Read why we must curb the use of plastics here: http://bit.ly/2r3M9Mg
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Scientists have found that small but inevitable rises in sea level will double the frequency of severe coastal flooding in most of the world with dire consequences for major cities that sit on coastlines. Read more here: http://bit.ly/2rE77Bn
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Bangkok, home to some 9 million people, remains relatively smog-free, even though vehicle numbers have been increasing every year, experts say. In the first four months of 2017, the city registered 300,000 new vehicles, including buses and motorcycles, bringing the total to nearly 9.5 million. Bangkok's efforts have helped the city avoid the situation of other mega cities where air pollution has reached hazardous levels. Learn more about the measures to beat air pollution in Bangkok here: http://bit.ly/2rlkRDA
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Madagascar is the world’s fourth-largest island, having become detached from other land masses in the Indian Ocean about 88 million years ago, and this long isolation has made it a unique evolution laboratory, unmatched anywhere on Earth. However, scientists have warned that Madagascar’s special trees, palms and orchids – which provide habitats and food for dozens of species of rare lemur and other animals – are now facing catastrophic destruction caused by land clearances, climate change and spreading agriculture. Read more: http://bit.ly/2rhCOQM
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The ocean provides a great deal to people, from food and health care ingredients, to jobs and habitats. It needs our protection. To #SaveOurOcean, we need your help. Ask your leaders to attend The Ocean Conference this 5-9 June in New York. More details here: bit.ly/Ocean2017 #GlobalGoals
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Marine litter is a global problem that affects every ocean of the world. Litter is an environmental, human health and socio-economic problem that is a symptom of a highly disposable society. Learn how you can take action by enrolling here: http://bit.ly/2oUg1vl #CleanSeas
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The 17 Sustainable Development Goals and their associated 169 targets are ambitious. They will be challenging to implement, and challenging to measure. Explore the perspective of experts in the World Bank on each of the SDGs using the Atlas, here: http://bit.ly/2pQzKJK
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China implemented the Convention on International Trade In Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in 1981. Ever since, China Customs has endeavoured to protect wildlife through cracking down on smuggling. Its staff, intelligence, machines and dogs provide the most important support for frontline officers at the border. Wildlife diversity makes our earth different. However, what is rare is also precious and profitable. China Customs, as an administration at the border, is committed to its mission of wildlife protection. Find out how they plan to deliver on the mission to end illegal trade in wildlife here: http://bit.ly/2ohjinY
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