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Kenya’s Restoration Plan: From Agreement to Action for Building Back Biodiversity

Kenya’s Restoration Plan: From Agreement to Action for Building Back Biodiversity

By Venter Mwongera The state of global biodiversity is critical. The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) warns that over one million species are at risk of extinction, with alarming rates of decline in biodiversity worldwide. According to the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) Living Planet Report, wildlife populations have decreased by an

International Day of Forests: Celebrating the vital role of forests in our lives

By Venter Mwongera Today, March 21st, we celebrate the International Day of Forests. This day serves as an important reminder of the vital role that forests play in our lives, and of the urgent need to protect and restore them. Forests are essential for the health of our planet, and they provide a wide range

Partnerships for wildlife conservation: Why wildlife is crucial for biodiversity and ecosystem services

By Venter Mwongera The conservation of biodiversity and ecosystem services is critical for sustaining life on earth. However, the loss of wildlife species and their habitats is a major threat to this conservation effort. Wildlife plays a crucial role in maintaining ecosystem balance and functioning, as well as providing numerous benefits to humans, such as

Doubling finance flows into nature-based solutions by 2025 to deal with global crises

By Checky Abuje   As the world heads towards negotiations on the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, nature is still under-financed, the UN report on the second edition of the State of Finance for Nature reveals. If we are to limit global warming to below 1.5°C, halt biodiversity loss, achieve land degradation neutrality, and meet the Sustainable Development

GMO Maize is harmful to your health, Kenyans warned!

Anti-genetically modified organism groups have Friday urged Kenyans to reject food products labeled as such. At the same time, they castigated the government for trying to force GMOs on Kenyans. Biodiversity and Biosafety Association Kenya (BiBa) Kenya National Coordinator Anne Maina said GMO is not a solution to chronic hunger or poverty. “Importation and introduction

SAJOREC to Foster Science, Technology and Innovation Co-operation  

By PATRICK AMUNAVI   The establishment of the Sino-Africa Joint Research Centre (SAJOREC) at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology (JKUAT), is set to enhance the region’s research in sustainable natural resources conservation, bio-medicine for universal health and modern agricultural techniques. Education Cabinet Secretary, Amb. (Dr.) Amina Mohamed announced during the official opening

Ensure Safe and Healthy Food for Citizens, Greenpeace Africa Urges Kenya’s Government

In response to news that some of Kenya’s imported sugar contains dangerous elements such as copper and lead; and that fertilisers sold to farmers in Kenya are reported to be laced with harmful mercury, Greenpeace Africa has called on the government of Kenya to act now – Food for life Campaigner, Claire Nasike has said:

New biodiversity chief to UN Secretary-General wants biodiversity mainstreamed

By Erick Odhiambo Achieving global biodiversity targets will be a strong contribution to realizing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, said Dr. Cristiana Paşca Palmer, newly appointed Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, to United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, in a meeting held last Friday. In her first meeting with the Secretary-General, Paşca