- UN issues stamps celebrating CITES-listed migratory speciesThe 27th edition of UN Endangered Species Stamps series was launched today. For this series the United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) and CITES Secretariat engaged with the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) to feature 12 stamps showcasing CITES-listed migratory species, that are listed in the Appendices of both the […]
- Three ways the United Nations Environment Programme works to address illegal trade in wildlifeThe world is dealing with unprecedented threats to wildlife. The loss of habitat from farming, mining and new urban developments has dramatically decreased the natural space for wildlife. Add to that the human demand for wildlife products-which generates as much as US$23 billion annually-and an estimated one million plant and animal species are threatened with […]
- Wine, corks and ecosystemsTen years ago there seemed to be a huge shift away from corks and towards screw-caps. One reason for this is wine taint, or what many refer to as 'corked' wine, where a bacteria - Trichloroanisol - gives wine a damp cardboard aroma and destroys the wine's pleasurable characteristics.