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Global plastic production rises, recycling lags

Gaelle Gourmelon

New Worldwatch Institute analysis explores trends in global plastic production and recycling For more than 50 years, global production of plastic has continued to rise. Some 299 million tons of plastics were produced in 2013, representing a four percent increase over 2012. Recovery and recycling, however, remain insufficient, and millions of tons of plastics end up in landfills and oceans ...

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‘2014 is worst on record for rhino poaching’

rhino poaching

Official figures released on Thursday, January 22, 2015 by South Africa have confirmed that 2014 was the worst on record for rhino poaching. A total of 1,215 rhinos were poached in South Africa in 2014, an average of more than three animals per day or 100 per month. The latest figures illustrate the severity of the rhino poaching crisis with ...

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NCF: Integrate wetlands resource value in Great Green Wall

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The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) has underlined the need to build natural resource value of wetlands within the general Great Green Wall (GGW). The Lagos-based environment watchdog is also seeking the integration of the GGW programme to biodiversity value enhancement in the West African region. These action points form part of the NCF contributions to the CSO (civil society organisation) ...

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IUCN hosts second Great Green Wall e-forum

green-wall

From July 15th to August 11th, 2013, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) organised a first E-Forum with the objective of strengthening the involvement of the civil society in the implementation of the Great Green Wall of the Sahara and the Sahel Initiative (GGWSSI). Over 130 participants took part in this E-Forum. The results of the online consultation were presented ...

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Odigha: How Cross River can build credible national REDD+ process

Odigha Odigha, Chairman

Chairman, Cross River State Forestry Commission, Odigha Odigha, is committed to the implementation of the UN-REDD+ Readiness programme, with the state collaborating with the Federal Government under an innovative, two-track approach. During a recent Stakeholder Engagement Forum in Calabar, he bares his mind on a number of issues entailing the climate change mitigation programme that will soon spread to other ...

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Niger Delta rubber agroforestry raises hope for youth

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To fly into the Niger Delta is to marvel at seemingly endless trees. Africa’s moist equatorial forest stretches from Congo to Gabon. Much is still pristine in Nigeria, the canopy closed. However, vast swathes have been despoiled by oil seepage and flaring. Joblessness and insecurity abound. “The young boys are punching holes in the oil pipelines,” exclaims Father Kevin O’Hara, ...

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Latin American, Caribbean nations in $365m initiative to restore degraded land

Ruben Echevarria

Latin American and Caribbean countries and regional programmes, working with regional and global organisations, on Sunday, December 7, 2014 in Lima, Peru launched “Initiative 20×20,” a country-led effort to bring 20 million hectares of degraded land into restoration by 2020. This is an area larger than Uruguay. As part of the initiative, five impact investors also announced plans to invest up to ...

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Civil society seeks shift in private sector investment at Lima talks

Rev.-Dr.-Tolbert-Thomas-Jallah

Solving the problem of global climate change is impossible without huge shift in private sector investments, since this sector represents trillions of dollars with vast majority of economic activities around the world. This is the view of Civil Society in contributing to a discussion at the ongoing climate change talks in Lima, Peru. According to Dr. Thomas Jallah of the ...

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Peru activists murder in spotlight ahead COP 20

A new report by Global Witness sheds light on what’s driving the high number of killings of environmental defenders in Peru, less than a week before the country hosts the UN climate talks in Lima. Peru’s Deadly Environment calls into question the commitments of Peru to protect its carbon-rich forests and the people who live in them, in light of unfettered illegal ...

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Biodiversity convention launches compendium on Protected Area Governance

A new compendium providing the latest and best professional information needed for protected area practitioner capacity development was released this week in the margins of the 6th IUCN World Parks Congress. Titled “Protected Area Governance and Management,” the compendium provides information to support capacity development training of protected area field officers, field managers and executive-level managers for improving governance and management of ...

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