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JICA, UNCCD to strengthen Partnership to fight desertification in the Sahel

The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have pledged to jointly accelerate efforts to eradicate poverty in Africa and achieve global stability through the “African Initiative for Combating Desertification to Strengthen Resilience Climate Change in the Sahel and the Horn of Africa”. Issuing a statement from the

Kenya, Tanzania to conduct elephant aerial survey

Kenya Wildlife Service with support from various partners will next week conduct the Tsavo-Mkomazi elephant aerial survey. The first three days of the census taking place between February12-24, 2017 will be dedicated to intensive training and induction of participants. The Elephant aerial census in Kenya has been carried out systematically every three years. The last

Declare ongoing drought a national disaster, Kenya government urged

The ongoing drought in Kenya rightly qualifies to be termed a national disaster, an environmentalist has said. Speaking to Africa Science News in Busia county, the Kenya Forest Services coordinator James Were said, the drought has so far led to death of livestock, humanity and has hugely disrupted lifestyle and livelihoods. “The Social-economic and environmental

UN launches campaign to invest in degraded lands to create jobs, boost incomes and food security

“Our land. Our home. Our Future,” is the rallying call for this year’s celebration of the World Day to Combat Desertification on 17 June 2017. The slogan draws global attention to the central role productive land can play in turning the growing tide of migrants abandoning unproductive land into communities and nations that are stable,

Tanzanian Study shows that involving communities in mangrove management makes them more sustainable

Mangrove forests that incorporate local communities into their management fare better, a new study by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) in Indonesia and Tanzania released today on World Wetlands Day finds. Scientists conducted a review of international literature as well as case studies. According to the study, mangrove forests are overwhelmingly managed by

Food communities to meet in Burkina Faso

The first of West African food communities will be held on February 3 and 4 in Ouagadougou Burkina Faso. Organized by the Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity as part of Fondazioni for Africa Burkina Faso, the event will promote the right to food run by 28 banking foundations which are members of ACRI, the association

Kenya’s wildlife service collars a lion for information gathering

  Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) today fitted one of the more than 30 lions in Nairobi National Park (NNP) with a satellite radio collar to monitor its movement and location. The early morning exercise was witnessed by KWS Director General Mr. Kitili Mbathi and International Fund for Animal welfare (IFAW) officials led by Mr. Steve

Carbon tax laggards may pay dearly

Some mid-size companies not generally viewed as big polluters could end up paying more carbon tax than mining, manufacturing and metals-processing players with larger CO2 footprints. The alert has been sounded by ERM Southern Africa, part of the global Environmental Resources Management group, the world’s leading sustainability consultancy. David Mercer, Durban-based technical director for ERM,

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