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22 May 2024
The world is currently experiencing its fourth global coral bleaching event, according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the International Coral Reef Initiative’s (ICRI) network of coral reef scientists - the second this decade. This mass bleaching event is estimated to have already affected at least 30% of the 29 UNESCO World Heritage-Listed coral reefs. On 22 ...
19 April 2024 - 14 May 2024
Highly pathogenic avian influenza, known as bird flu, is causing significant mortality of wild birds and mammals worldwide, requiring authorities to take action to curb its spread. Previously affecting mostly domestic poultry, the virus has become a major risk for wildlife, including in UNESCO World Heritage sites, Biosphere Reserves and Ramsar sites recognised internationally for their ...