Op-ed

The Ugly Truth about Garbage and Island Biodiversity

This year’s International Day of Biological Diversity (May 22) focuses on islands. Bradnee Chambers, Executive Secretary of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals discusses the impact of the growing problem of marine debris on islands’ wildlife and the economic and environmental consequences.

21 May 2014

Cutting-Edge Conservation

A small airplane makes its final approach to land. But there is no airport, no landing strip, nor even a pilot to guide it down. This is an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle returning from its mission: not hunting down terrorists or spying on foreign lands, but monitoring populations of rhinos and scouting for tiger poachers.

07 May 2014

Climate Change May Affect Your Travel Plans – and Those of Millions of Animals

In this column, Dr. Bradnee Chambers, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Environment Programme's Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals, describes the effects that climate change-related extreme weather events will have on the travels plans of both people and animals.

10 April 2014

Protect Elephants and Gorillas to Sustain Our Forests

With 21 March designated by the United Nations as the “International Day of Forests and the Tree”, Bradnee Chambers, the Executive Secretary of the U.N.

20 March 2014

Let's get sustainable development goals right

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) under negotiation within the United Nations are set to become the next major driving force for poverty eradication and development.

18 March 2014

Religion and Conservation Do Mix

Bradnee Chambers, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Environment Programme’s Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals, believes wildlife conservation is a goal that religions must take on

16 March 2014

Wildlife Tourism: a multi-billion dollar industry at risk

Imagine Paris without the Eiffel Tower, or Cairo without the pyramids.  For some countries, losing their iconic wildlife would be like losing these tourist attractions, says Bradnee Chamber

11 March 2014

Wildlife enriches the planet and those living on it

Bradnee Chambers and John Scanlon say conservation can unify nations

03 March 2014

World Wildlife day should remind us we need a climate deal in Paris

Governments must agree to cut carbon emissions in 2015 to help the monarch butterfly, polar bears and other species

03 March 2014

Global pact against illegal wildlife trade should also look beyond poaching

Controlling poaching is only part of the battle – internationally agreed conservation policies are also needed

14 February 2014