Participants Want Early Warning System On Climate Established in West AfricaAllAfrica.com | 07 Feb 2011
Accra - Ghana — Participants at a two-day workshop that discussed the mechanism for integrating environment and sustainable development into policies, programmes and projects have called for the development of an information and early warning system on climate change in order to reduce the...
Give mineral rights to the peopleAfrica News | 01 Feb 2011
In a free Africa, the mineral rights will belong to the people rather than to the government. The government is not the people, even in circumstances were people elect a government, the government is there to govern the people, hence the word government. Africa's resources, now, long after imperialistic forces were defeated and rightly kicked out of Africa, the resources of the continent should be given to the people.
Kalahari Bushmen inremarkable legal victoryBBC World Service | 28 Jan 2011
An appeals court in Botswana has ruled that indigenous Bushmen can drill wells for water on their traditional land in the Kalahari Game Reserve. The judgement is a remarkable victory for the Bushmen. Not only has the court upheld their right to water in the Kalahari Desert, but it has criticised the government's treatment of the bushmen as "degrading".
South Sudan seeks millions for war-hit wildlifeReuters | 18 Jan 2011
South Sudan appealed for investors to plough $140 million into its war-hit wildlife parks, seeking to kick-start a tourism industry and wean itself off oil months ahead of its expected independence.
Wildlife groups condemn Ugandan golf course planReuters | 23 Nov 2010
Environment groups have condemned President Yoweri Museveni's order to allow an investor to build a golf course in Uganda's biggest national park, saying it would disturb wildlife and hit tourism. Museveni earlier this month told the state-run Uganda Wildlife Authority to allow the Madhvani Group to build the golf course and a swimming pool in Murchison Falls National Park, which straddles the River Nile.
Elders to sue UK government for injusticesDaily Nation | 23 Nov 2010
The Taita Council of Elders is pondering filing a case in The Hague over historical injustices against the community. The council, also known as Waghosi wa Isanga, has called Taita lawyers for a brainstorming meeting on the matter. The councils treasurer Gabriel Nyambu said on Tuesday that they would discuss the possibility of suing the British government for taking away more than 17,000 square kilometres of their land to establish a national park.
Tanzania: Planned Highway a Threat to the SerengetiAllAfrica.com | 17 Nov 2010
The name Serengeti is a corruption by English and Swahili of the Maasai word Siringet. Siringet means a vast land that runs forever. Our modern understanding of Serengeti is that it is a straight and elongated grassland ecosystem, which is interspersed with wooded savanna and shrublands.
Africa's bloody war to save its rhinoGuardian Unlimited | 16 Nov 2010
With rhino horn in demand in south-east Asia for its supposed medicinal purposes, South Africa and its neighbours are fighting an increasingly gruesome battle against poachers, including armed security guards and electronic tagging
South Africa wages war on ruthless rhinoceros poachersGuardian Unlimited | 16 Nov 2010
South Africa is fighting an increasingly bloody war against poachers who have doubled the number of rhinos they have killed in a year to feed a soaring demand for rhino horn from Asian organised crime syndicates. The number of rhinos killed by poachers this year has soared to 261, more than double the total for the whole of 2009. Now the national army has been urgently requested to patrol game parks and some rhino owners have been forced to hire ex-military security guards.
Tanzania: Authority Protects Rare FishAllAfrica.com | 24 Jun 2010
Dynamite fishing here has been singled out as a major challenge for the newly established Tanga Coelacanth Marine Park Authority. The Livestock Development and Fisheries minister, Dr John Magufuli, last year warned that the re-emerging spate of dynamite and other illegal fishing practices could be...
Nigeria: NIMASA Clears Lagos WatersAllAfrica.com | 06 May 2010
The Marine Environment Management Department of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has commenced the physical removal of waste materials from the waters in Lagos state. Gunwa said officers of her department will henceforth monitor and ensure that all vessels dispose of their waste through the appropriate channel, adding that anyone found patronizing unapproved waste collectors will be sanctioned.
Namibia: Rogue Helicopter Damages Mercury IslandAllAfrica.com | 30 Apr 2010
A BLUE, foreign-registered helicopter bearing the identification 5YBXE tried to land on Mercury Island along the southern coast of Namibia last Thursday, and in the process destroyed hundreds of endangered seabird nests, according to the Namibian Coast Conservation and Management Project (Nacoma).
Youths lay siege to Ogulagha terminalVanguard | 05 May 2009
PROTESTING youths of Ogulagha community in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State, weekend, laid siege at the multi-billion naira Forcados Terminal, operated by the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) following the expiration of the communitys ultimatum to the multinational oil firm to repair its shoreline, which is under severe threat by erosion.
Tanzania to bolster 15 national parksEast African Business Week | 28 Feb 2009
The Tanzania National Parks Authority (TANAPA) is set to make improvements to its 15 wildlife parks in the country by inviting private firms to participate in various investments.
Cameroon creates park to conserve threatened speciesafrol News | 19 Feb 2009
Cameroonian government has created a new national park to protect a population of 600 gorillas, and other threatened species such as chimpanzees, forest elephants, buffaloes, and bongo.
SADC falls in love with cross-border conservationThe Namibian | 15 Feb 2009
In a world where the environment and natural world and its wildlife are under increasing strain, there is fortunately an awareness that what remains of wilderness area have to be safeguarded now, if future generations are to know and experience them.
Wildlife Restocked in ThousandsNew Era | 05 Feb 2009
More than 6 700 wildlife have been reintroduced to conservancies since 1999. Game reintroductions to communal area conservancies have increased populations of species – especially those that were removed from areas where there is an oversupply of animals.