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Momentum to recover land health picks up as rural livelihoods improve

Momentum to repair degraded lands and to manage droughts more effectively has picked up, according to reports released for review by an inter-governmental meeting that opened today in Georgetown, Guyana….

 
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African ministers adopt a Pan-African action agenda on ecosystem restoration

African Ministers of Environment together with partner organizations committed to an ambitious action agenda taking a coherent approach to addressing the interlinked challenges of biodiversity loss, land degradation and climate…

 
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Opportunity, threat in Africa’s growing waste sector

Africa’s municipal solid waste by 2025 will be nearly double the 2012 levels. This is according to a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report, which states that 244 million tonnes…

 
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Human-Carnivore conflict threat to African Carnivore

Wildlife-human interaction has led to increased conflict leading to loss of lives and injuries of many people in Kenya, participants at the ongoing annual Carnivore conference heard. Speaking during the…

 
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When is the best time to prepare for an El Niño? Now!  

By Dr. Michael H. Glantz The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have each issued an “El Niño watch” indicating up to a…

 
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Kenya: A Vietnamese nabbed with wildlife products

A Vietnamese national has been arrested at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) for illegal possession of eight lion canine teeth, three lion claws and two warthog teeth. The illegal…

 
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South African to be awarded the 2018 Desmond Tutu Award for HIV Prevention research and Human Rights

By Henry Opondo Linda-Gail Bekker of Cape Town, South Africa has been awarded the 2018 Desmond Tutu Award for HIV Prevention Research and Human Rights. Named in honor of South…

 
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Tobiko urges African negotiators to COP Climate meet to speak with one voice

Africa needs to prepare and speak with one voice when it goes to COP 24 in Katowice, Poland, in December, Kenya’s Environment and Forestry Minister, Keriako Tobiko said Wednesday at…

 
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Use of modern equipment will aid Africa to mitigate the effects of climate change

Use of modern high-tech equipment in meteorological services will help vulnerable African countries to mitigate climate change vagaries besides, Angola’s Secretary of State for Information Technologies, Manuel Homem said. Speaking…

 
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UN: Consumers, Private Sector critical in fighting droughts and land degradation          

More than 3.2 billion people, or 2 in every 5 people, are impacted by land degradation today and up to 143 million people could move within their countries by 2050…

 
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