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Greenpeace: Agribusiness firms destroying apes’ rainforest habitat

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Endangered great ape species are having their rainforest habitat destroyed and threatened by the expansion of agribusiness projects in central Africa, according to new evidence from Greenpeace Africa. Satellite images, reportedly obtained by Greenpeace Africa, show that more than 3,000 hectares of rainforest bordering the Dja Faunal Reserve has already been destroyed inside the Chinese-owned Hevea Sud rubber and palm ...

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‘2014 is worst on record for rhino poaching’

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

Ruben Echevarria  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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COP11: African Lion, Polar Bear, others require strict protection

COP11: African Lion, Polar Bear, others require strict protection african lion male 436 600x450

The 11th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CMS COP11) to the UNEP Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) will take place from 4-9 November 2014 in Quito, Ecuador. A High Level Ministerial Panel will be held on 3 November to discuss how to reconcile the rights of nature with the green economy in ...

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Brazil creates new Marine Protected Areas

Brazil creates new Marine Protected Areas Roberto Cavalcanti

The Brazilian Federal Government has announced the creation of over 58,000 hectares of new marine Protected Areas in the northern state of Pará, in the Amazon region.  Decrees published on Monday 13 October by the Presidency of Brazil with the Ministry of Environment established three new marine extractive reserves and expanded an existing marine extractive reserve. The measures will underpin biodiversity ...

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Sharks, manta rays receive UN protection

Sharks, manta rays receive UN protection Oceanic White Tip Photograph 300x160

Five species of sharks and two manta ray species on Sunday, September 14 received protection under the United Nation’s Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) when formal measures to regulate their international trade came into effect. The five sharks and two manta rays species include Scalloped Hammerhead Shark Sphyrna lewini, Great Hammerhead Shark ...

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BirdLife to Nigeria: Stop persecuting vultures

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BirdLife International, the world’s largest nature conservation Partnership with over 120 partners worldwide, is worried about the precarious state of vulture population in Nigeria. In a recent correspondence to concerned Nigerian authorities, the UK-based bird preservation group raises concern on the gravity of the situation and its significance to public health   Mrs Lawrentia L Mallam, Honourable Minister of Environment, ...

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WCS to manage Nigeria elephants reserve

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  The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has announced that it will partner with the Bauchi State Government to manage the conservation of Yankari Game Reserve, a key protected area in Nigeria that contains the largest remaining population of elephants in the nation and one of the largest in West Africa. WCS signed a four-year MOU with officials in Bauchi State ...

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Saving the African elephant

Saving the African elephant Elephants

The surge in African elephant poaching and illegal ivory trade has become increasingly worrisome. The African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) is currently listed as Vulnerable on The IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) Red List of Threatened Species, with population estimates of around 500,000. According to a recent report from IUCN and its partners, the number of elephants killed has ...

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