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    • POACHING of AFRICAN ELEPHANTS.
      • Occurs due to the desperate need for ivory (which elephant tusks are made from).   
        • Used to make jewellery+ musical instruments.
      • Reports from ETIS and MIKE: poaching is reducing (from 2006) - but not enough to allow elephant pop. to recover.
        • These two organisations both attempt to halt this progression of poaching, to keep them from extinction.
        • ETIS: highest levels of illegal ivory trade: 2012-13.
        • MIKE: Peaked levels of ivory trade in 2011 have been halted.
      • Tens of thousands of elephantshave been killed from 2010-15.
      • South Afirca - only country where illegal killings have not exceeded natural deaths (due to MIKE monitoring).
        • Gov. continue to prevent poaching happening.
    • MANGROVE ECOSYSTEMS
      • Have been highlighted as v. important
        • Providing protection for coastlines/ forestry/ fishery goods/ food security/ reducing the severity of climate change. 
      • The UN wants to protect them from rising sea levels and biomass  to help those living in the area use their positives.
        • The INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE CONSERVATION OF THE MANGROVE ECOSYSTEM highlights its importance.
      • UNESCO’s World Network of Biosphere Reserves has 86 sites out of 669 that include areas of mangroves. Many are in developing countries and Small Island Developing States
    • CHOLERA
      • Its thought the UN had a responsibility to support those victims of cholera and overcoming their illness.
        • the UN has been called to compensate those victims.
        • the UN now needs to build suitable sanitation systems .
          • the no. of cases since 2011 have now reduced by 90%.
      • Cholera has affected an estimated 780,000 people and killed over 9,100 people.
    • Global food prices rise in June
      • Global food commodities rose by 4.2% in June.
      • Sugar prices-rose the most because of lots of rain in Brazil.
      • meanwhile meat pricesonly rose by 2.4%.
      • its      estimated 1,316.4million tonnes of whoa will be produced this year.
    • 'Temperature in Kuwait hits 54 celcius - sets possible record'
      • Highest temp in the area is recorded in Mitrabah, Kuwait.
        • the hottest temperature in Asia/ Eastern region.
      • The hottest temperature in the world was recorded in 1913 in Death Valley.
      • NAtional temperature averages rise lately - India had their highest temperature rise recorded to 51 celcius in Rajasthan (May).

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