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- Malawi: Zambian National Gets 15 Years Prison Sentence in MK53 Million Wildlife Crimeby Nyasa Times on 02/12/2022 at 14:47
[Nyasa Times] Senior Resident Magistrate Wanangwa Nyirenda on Thursday, December 1st 2022, sentenced Zambian national Kelby Roy Malambo to 15 years imprisonment with hard labour for the three charges he faced in the MK53m wildlife crime case involving elephant ivory.
- Namibia: Namibia to Step Up Efforts Against Wildlife Crime During Festive Seasonby Namibia Economist on 28/11/2022 at 10:28
[Namibia Economist] Namibia and its partners in wildlife protection and law enforcement will step up efforts against wildlife crime in the country during this year's festive season.
- Zimbabwe: What Gives British MPs the Right to Dictate How African Farmers Manage Wildlife?by New Zimbabwe on 26/11/2022 at 07:04
[New Zimbabwe] Shylet died as she walked home from her older sister's house at dusk. She was 22 years old, and she had her six-month-old baby in a sling around her waist.
- Africa: We Discovered a New Species of Owl - but We Already Think It's in Dangerby The Conversation Africa on 26/11/2022 at 06:23
[The Conversation Africa] As part of an international team of scientists we have confirmed a new species of owl after decades of speculation that it exists on Príncipe Island, part of the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe in central Africa.
- Kenya: Community Wildlife Conservation Isn't Always a Win-Win Solution - The Case of Kenya's Samburuby The Conversation Africa on 25/11/2022 at 07:40
[The Conversation Africa] Community-based wildlife conservation is often promoted as a win-win solution. The idea behind this approach is that the people who live close to wildlife can be involved in protecting it and have an interest in doing so.
- Kenya: Another Super Tusker Dies of Old Age at Tsavo West National Park - KWSby Capital FM on 25/11/2022 at 05:31
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) has announced that another male Tusker has died at the Tsavo West National Park.
- Uganda: Entebbe Zoo White Tiger Named Yuraby Nile Post on 22/11/2022 at 08:36
[Nile Post] The male White Bengal tiger at the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC) has been named Yura.
- South Africa: Sanparks Welcomes Rhino Poacher's Jail Sentenceby SAnews.gov.za on 21/11/2022 at 09:16
[SAnews.gov.za] The South African National Parks (SANParks) has welcomed the heavy sentencing of a rhino poacher by the Skukuza Regional Court, to a total of 52 years in prison for rhino poaching and related offences.
- Ethiopia: Civet Musk, a Precious Perfume Ingredient, Is Under Threat.by The Conversation Africa on 19/11/2022 at 19:22
[The Conversation Africa] The African civet -- an animal closely related to the mongoose and widely distributed in sub-Saharan Africa -- is among four mammals known to secrete scented compounds. Civets produce this "musk" to mark territory and communicate among themselves and other animals. It recently appeared in the news because when the UK's King Charles III is crowned in 2023 he'll be anointed with an oil which includes civet musk. This follows a long tradition. When Queen Elizabeth II was crowned in 1953, she was anointed with
- Rwanda: Rwanda's Crane Population Doubles in Five Yearsby New Times on 18/11/2022 at 12:35
[New Times] Grey Crowned Crane population in Rwanda has more than doubled in Rwanda, according to a report presented during biodiversity day at the 27th UN climate change conference in Egypt.
- Gambia: PANCANR Set to Curb Mismanagement, Illegal Exploitation of Forests, Fisheries, Wildlifeby The Point on 18/11/2022 at 08:34
[The Point] The Honourable Secretary of State for Climate Change and Sustainable Development of the Republic of Angola Ms. Paula Francisca Coelho has presided over the launching of the Pan African Network for the Conservation of Africa's Natural Resources (PANCANR).
- Botswana: Rhino Poaching Way Down in Botswanaby VOA on 17/11/2022 at 09:04
[VOA] Gaborone -- Botswana said it's seen a dramatic drop in rhinoceros poaching this year after taking greater steps to protect its shrinking rhino population.
- South Africa: Mangrove Forests Won't Be Able to Spread Further in South Africa, So Protecting Them Is Crucial #AfricaClimateCrisisby The Conversation Africa on 15/11/2022 at 08:54
[The Conversation Africa] Mangrove forests are a common sight in some tropical and sub-tropical areas of the world like Indonesia, Florida in the US, parts of Brazil and Australia. They can also be found on African coasts, including South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape provinces.
- Morocco: Morocco Elected to Ramsar Standing Committee for 2022-2025by MAP on 15/11/2022 at 08:37
[MAP] Geneva -- Morocco was elected to the Standing Committee of the Convention on Wetlands "RAMSAR" as representative of the North African sub-region, for the period 2022-2025, on the sidelines of the 14th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP14), which was held in hybrid mode in Wuhan (China) and Geneva (Switzerland) on November 5-13.
- Zimbabwe: Climate Change Threatens Mana Pools Biodiversityby The Herald on 14/11/2022 at 10:09
[The Herald] Climate change, alongside a huge elephant population, land degradation and habitat loss, are emerging as top threats to biodiversity at Mana Pools National Park tucked on the southern banks of the Zambezi River in northern Zimbabwe.
- Africa: Climate Change and Wildlife - 3 Studies That Reveal the Devastating Toll On Africa's Animalsby The Conversation Africa on 14/11/2022 at 04:39
[The Conversation Africa] Climate change has produced a number of threats to wildlife. Over time, changing rainfall patterns have transformed habitats and forced animals to move. Increasing temperatures are causing mass die-off events during heat waves and making it hard for animals to find food.
- Gambia: WABSA Hosts 'Flight of Osprey Expedition Team' in Gambiaby The Point on 11/11/2022 at 14:17
[The Point] Madam Dench with WABSA Members ,West Africa Birds Study Association (WABSA) last week hosted an eight-member team from 'Flight of the Osprey Expedition Team' from UK led by the UN Ambassador for Migratory Species, Madam Sacha Dench.
- Africa: How Technology Can Curb Illicit Trade in Endangered Wildlife Speciesby allAfrica on 11/11/2022 at 07:40
[allAfrica] As 2,500 people converge on Panama for the World Wildlife Conference from November 14, two leading international officials responsible for ensuring sustainable trade in wildlife outline how both to protect endangered species and to ensure efficient trading. In a guest column for AllAfrica, Ivonne Higuero, Secretary-General of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), and Shamika N. Sirimanne, Director of Technology and Logistics at the United Nations Confe
- Africa: Birds Evolve Different Body Temperatures in Different Climates - New Study of 53 African Speciesby The Conversation Africa on 10/11/2022 at 07:51
[The Conversation Africa] During the northern hemisphere summer of 2022, yet another round of extreme heat waves roasted Eurasia, North America and northern Africa - a stark reminder that these conditions are becoming the new normal.
- Africa: Cop 15 - It's Time to Decide On a Future #AfricaClimateCrisisby IPS on 05/11/2022 at 10:03
[IPS] Montreal, Canada -- It is no secret that humankind's past actions have accelerated the deterioration of ecosystems, negatively impacting our economies, societies, health, and cultures. It is estimated that humans have altered over 97% of ecosystems worldwide, to date. One million species are currently threatened with extinction (IPBES). The writing on the wall is clear. Our planet is in crisis. The sobering reality is that if we continue on our current trajectory, biodiversity and the services it provides will continue to dec
- Kenya: Kenya Says Drought Killed Over 200 Elephants This Year #AfricaClimateCrisisby DW on 05/11/2022 at 09:42
[DW] Scores of other wildlife have died since February as Kenya battles its worst drought in 40 years. The failure of four consecutive rain seasons has devastated East Africa.
- East Africa: East African Crude Oil Pipeline - Communities Left in the Cold #AfricaClimateCrisisby allAfrica on 04/11/2022 at 15:08
[allAfrica] Harare -- The East African Crude Oil Pipeline Project (EACOP) will transport oil produced from Uganda's Lake Albert oilfields to the port of Tanga in Tanzania, where the oil will then be sold to world markets. While this may be considered an economic boon for East Africa by some, climate activists are raising concerns about the threat to the livelihood of community members, sensitive ecosystems, and worsening the climate emergency.
- Africa: Mines, Pipelines and Oil Rigs: What HSBC's 'Sustainable Finance' Really Pays Forby The Bureau of Investigative Journalism on 04/11/2022 at 11:50
[The Bureau of Investigative Journalism] In the Campos basin off the south-east coast of Brazil, two ships contracted by a major energy corporation will be used to mine vast quantities of oil in a project that could generate more than 1 billion tonnes of CO2 emissions.
- Tanzania: Report - Tanzania's Elephant Population Recoveringby VOA on 04/11/2022 at 06:25
[VOA] Dar es Salaam, Tanzania -- Tanzania's Ministry of Tourism released a census this week showing the country's elephant population has stabilized.
- Africa: Tanzania Tops Africa in Number of Buffaloes - Reportby Daily News on 04/11/2022 at 06:24
[Daily News] Arusha -- Tanzania leads the continent with the highest number of buffaloes, a latest report says.
- Mozambique: Tete / Poacher Arrested With 94 Kilos of Elephant Tusksby AIM on 03/11/2022 at 07:26
[AIM] Maputo -- The National Criminal Investigation Service (SERNIC) on Friday (21) arrested one poacher in possession of 94 kilos of tusks of elephants allegedly killed in the Magoé National Park (Mozambique) and in neighbouring Zimbabwe.
- South Africa: Large Tortoises Lived in South Africa Long Ago - How We Recorded Their Fast-Disappearing Tracesby The Conversation Africa on 02/11/2022 at 09:22
[The Conversation Africa] In 1835 Charles Darwin, the father of the theory of evolution, was exploring an island in the Galápagos archipelago when he encountered "two large tortoises, each of which must have weighed at least two hundred pounds". He had never seen anything like them. He became entranced by the animals and took at least one back to England as a pet.
- Congo-Brazzaville: Wild Chimpanzees and Gorillas Can Form Long Friendly Associations That Last Decades - New Researchby The Conversation Africa on 02/11/2022 at 05:40
[The Conversation Africa] To survive, animals compete for resources, be it food, mating partners or territory. But a ground breaking recent study shows chimpanzees and gorillas form friendships, some lasting at least 20 years. They play, eat and socialise together.
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