ENVIRONNEMENT | ENVIRONMENT

23-Sep-2014 to 10:56

S/Africa nabs rhino poaching ringleader, nine others

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South African Polices Service’s crime busters, the Hawks, have arrested a suspected rhino poaching ringleader and his nine accomplices for their alleged involvement in a string of rhino-poaching and related activities in the country, a senior Hawks official said Tuesday.

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20-Sep-2014 to 08:41

S/Africa’s Kruger Park experiencing grass fires

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — A number of fast-moving fires have been consuming South Africa’s world-famous Kruger National Park since Friday due to the hot weather conditions in the area, park officials have said.

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17-Sep-2014 to 01:12

S/Africa: Elephants put on contraceptive vaccine

APA – Pretoria (South Africa) — Elephants in Ezemvelo KwaZulu Natal Wildlife’s Ithala Game Reserve in South Africa’s east coast have been treated for the first time with a contraceptive vaccine to control their population’s growth rate.

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17-Sep-2014 to 00:15

Angola, Namibia sign water agreement

APA-Windhoek (Namibia) — The governments of Namibia and Angola have signed the Cuvelai Water Basin Commission (Cuvecom) agreement on Tuesday.

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12-Sep-2014 to 16:50

Ghana petitioned over killing of whales

APA – Accra (Ghana) — The government of Ghana has been petitioned by environmentalists to stop supporting the killing of whales which has witnessed a dwindling in their number in recent years.

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05-Sep-2014 to 15:32

Malawi First Lady forms charity organisation

APA-Lilongwe (Malawi) — Malawi First Lady Getrude Mutharika has officially registered her Getrude Mutharika Trust that aims to encourage Malawians to work towards cleaner and healthier environment.

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05-Sep-2014 to 13:18

Namibia deploys drones to combat poaching

APA-Windhoek (Namibia) — Namibia has deployed drones in strategic areas of the country’s forests to track down poachers and protect endangered wildlife, the Ministry of Environment and Tourism spokesperson Romeo Muyunda said Friday.

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