According to Living Planet Index, the number of wild animals living on Earth is set to fall by two-thirds by 2020, as a part of a mass extinction that is destroying the natural world upon which humanity depends. The creatures being lost range from mountains to forests to rivers and the seas, and include the jaguar, the mysterious spotted cat of the jungle that once roamed from the southwestern U.S. through Argentina. Jaguars have lost huge extensions of forest habitat to ranchland, farmland, and illegal logging, and they're often shot by settlers and indigenous who fear them (even though jaguars very rarely attack humans). Jaguars are a wide-ranging, apex predator that rely on many other species and healthy ecosystems to survive. The Amazon represents the largest contiguous area of habitat and the largest contiguous population of jaguars left on Earth, with likely more than 10,000 individuals.
UNMISS #Police and #Military personnel from #Nepal 🇳🇵, #China 🇨🇳, #Ethiopia 🇪🇹 and members of UN conduct integrated search operations for weapons and restricted items at UN Protection-of-Civilians sites near Juba, #SouthSudan 🇸🇸. These searches are essential to the creation and maintenance of safe environments for internally displaced persons in the region.
A drone makes a medical delivery.
In order to reach isolated and hard-to-reach places in countries like #Rwanda, #Tanzania and #Nigeria, Gavi, the global Vaccine Alliance, uses these types of innovative technologies to make medical deliveries of vaccines possible.
Gavi is a public-private partnership that brings together the #UnitedNations, governments, the vaccine industry, the private sector and civil society to improve childhood immunization coverage in poor countries and accelerate access to new vaccines.
Since its creation in 2000, Gavi and its UN partners have helped developing countries prevent more than 10 million possible deaths through support for routine immunization programmes and vaccination campaigns.
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Killing a journalist does not kill the truth.
In the past 12 years, over 1000 journalists have been killed for reporting the news and bringing information to the public. In 9 out of 10 cases the perpetrators go unpunished.
Women journalists are often at greater risk of being targeted, not only for their reporting but also because of their gender, including through the threat of sexual violence.
"Reporting is not a crime. Together, let's stand up for journalists, for truth and for justice," said UN Secretary-General on Friday's International Day to #EndImpunity for Crimes against Journalists.
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