Mexico City, November 14th 2013
World Wildlife Fund-US to implement big cats project; U.S. becomes first country to join Minamata Convention on Mercury
WASHINGTON, DC, November 8, 2013—The Global Environment Facility’s governing Council approved a $238 million for global environmental projects, including funding for a ground-breaking project to protect Russia’s big cats.
BAMAKO, Mali, November 4, 2013-- Signaling a renewed focus on boosting economic growth and lifting people out of devastating poverty in Africa’s hard-hit Sahel region, two international development agencies announced major financial pledges: $1.5 billion from the World Bank Group in new regional investments over the next two years, in addition to significant country programs; and €5 billion ($6.75 billion) from the European Union to six countries in the region over the next seven years.
President Atambayev announces snow leopard recovery program to confront poaching, manage landscapes, assist mountain communities and address climate change threats