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BMW, Tetra Pak, Schüco flay plans to mine bauxite from Ghana’s Atewa Forest

Atewa Range Forest Reserve

As Ghana weighs the economic benefits of mining bauxite for aluminum at the Atewa Range Forest Reserve, three global manufacturing companies – BMW Group, Tetra Pak and Schüco International – have signaled concern over the proposal. The Atewa Range Forest Reserve According to them, mining will have catastrophic and irreversible effects on the people and wildlife that depend on the ...

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Tanzanian police seize 160 firearms, arrest 68 poachers in forest reserve

anzania Wildlife Management Authority (TAWA)

Tanzanian Police, on Monday, February 8, 2021 said they have seized 160 firearms and arrested 68 suspected poachers in the last two months in a forest reserve in the country’s southern region of Ruvuma. anzania Wildlife Management Authority (TAWA) patrol game wardens The firearms and suspected poachers were respectively seized and arrested in special crackdowns, jointly conducted by the Police ...

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How Customs officials siezed illegal wildlife products in Lagos

siezed wildlife

Nigerian Customs Service and National Drug Law Enforcement Agency were working in collaboration with British Border Force officers when they intercepted a suspect shipping container bound for Vietnam, according to the Elephant Protection Initiative (EPI) Foundation. The siezed wildlife items Officials who examined the container discovered 10.18 tonnes of tusks, skins, bones and scales, all from endangered species. These included ...

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Govt seeks stakeholders’ collaboration in addressing wetlands degradation

Mohammad Abubakar

The Federal Government on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 called on relevant stakeholders to collaborate with it to address wetlands degradation in the country. Minister of Environment, Dr. Mohammad Abubakar The Minister of Environment, Dr Mohammad Abubakar, made the call during a virtual meeting organised by the ministry in collaboration with Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) to mark the 2021 World Wetlands ...

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Namibia gets world’s first cheetah smart park


The world’s first cheetah smart park equipped with new technology to monitor animals and assets of Namibia’s Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) has been established, a statement said. A cheetah mum and her cub The Dutch technology enterprise Smart Parks will help CCF manage more than 40 permanent resident cheetahs on CCF’s 67,000-hectare private reserve, model farm and field research and ...

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Botswana wildlife office investigates new mysterious elephant deaths

Sumatran elephants

Botswana is investigating yet again the mysterious deaths of elephants, only a few months after 330 of the gray giants died from water-borne bacteria, a local wildlife official said on Tuesday, January 26, 2021. Elephants Dimakatso Ntshebe, a Regional Wildlife Officer in Botswana’s famous Okavango Delta, said this in Gaborone. “So far we have been notified of five carcasses that ...

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Customs Service intercepts pangolin scales, others worth N952m

Pangolin scales

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Apapa Area Command has intercepted pangolin scales and other mixed endangered species meant for export, worth N952 million. Bags of Pangolin scales siezed from traffickers Comptroller Mohammed Abba-Kura said at a media briefing on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 in Lagos that the items were contained in a one unit 20 feet container with number CSLU ...

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Coronavirus in Africa could reverse 30 years of wildlife conservation gains

Wildlife migration

For wild animals in Africa on the verge of extinction and the tight knit communities who protect them, COVID-19 is a specter, disrupting a delicate balancing act of survival for both humans and endangered species. African officials and conservation experts from Kenya, Uganda and Gabon briefed members of Congress on May 12 about the growing impact of Coronavirus on protected ...

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Namibia to proceed with planned auction of 170 elephants


The Namibian government on Friday, January 22, 2021 said it was going ahead with plans to auction 170 high value wild elephants on January 29 due to drought and an increase in elephant numbers, despite objection from conservation groups. Elephants. Photo credit: The drought-prone southwest African nation announced last December that an increase in incidents of human-elephant conflict had ...

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World Bank to invest over $5bn in drylands in Africa

David R. Malpass

The World Bank plans to invest over $5 billion over the next five years to help restore degraded landscapes, improve agriculture productivity, and promote livelihoods across 11 African countries on a swathe of land stretching from Senegal to Djibouti. David R. Malpass, President of the World Bank Group World Bank Group President David Malpass announced the investment at the One ...

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