ENVIRONNEMENT | ENVIRONMENT

16-Dec-2014 to 10:05

Hunting ban hits Botswana communities

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Community trusts operating in Botswana tourist resort Ngamiland have lost millions of dollars and close to 200 jobs as a result of a hunting ban imposed by the government in January, an official said Tuesday.

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14-Dec-2014 to 11:09

Mozambique seeks US$50m for fight against palm tree disease

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — Agriculture authorities in Mozambique\'s central province of Zambezi say the government is seeking US$50 million to restore production of palm trees devastated by the devastating yellowing disease, APA learns here on Sunday.

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11-Dec-2014 to 15:46

Endangered wildlife trust launched in Botswana

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — The government of Botswana on Thursday launched an endangered wildlife trust aimed at supporting the work of both private sectors and public conservation initiatives in building a safe environment for species in danger of extinction.

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11-Dec-2014 to 15:44

Mozambique officials under investigation over rhino horn smuggling

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — Security staff and other officials at the Maputo international airport in Mozambique are under investigation for alleged involvement in the smuggling of rhino horns, the local media reported on Thursday.

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10-Dec-2014 to 12:46

US donates equipment for fight against rhino poaching in S/Africa

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — The United States State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs has donated a trailer containing surveillance and investigative equipment to help South Africa’s Free State Province to fight the illegal trade in fauna and flora as well as rhino poaching, according to the province’s tourism and environment department on Wednesday.

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09-Dec-2014 to 14:36

Eco-friendly fisheries management confab opens in Dakar

APA-Dakar (Senegal) — The first international conference on “Eco-friendly approach for the management of fisheries and marine environment in West African waters” (ICAWA 2014) kicked off Tuesday in Dakar, Senegal.

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08-Dec-2014 to 12:10

Minister warns Namibians against harbouring poachers

APA-Windhoek (Namibia) — Environment and Tourism Minister Uahekua Herunga said Namibians who are collaborating with international poaching syndicates must stop this illegal practice or face the wrath of the law, Namibian Sun reported Monday.

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