ENVIRONNEMENT | ENVIRONMENT

10-Sep-2019 to 11:12

Sierra Leone warns of possible extinction of Chimps

APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — The management of Sierra Leone’s only Chimpanzee sanctuary has raised concern over the safety of the animals in the face of rapid deforestation in and around the Freetown peninsula.

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05-Sep-2019 to 12:08

Botswana commences elephant hunting amid int'l outcry

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana appears to be relishing the role of an anti-elephant hunting villain in what seems to be a hostile international arena. Despite an international outcry following its decision to lift a 2014 hunting ban, the southern African nation has literally shown its western critics the middle finger by kick starting elephant hunting.

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04-Sep-2019 to 19:48

France, others pledge $65m to preserve Congo rainforest

APA - Brazzaville (Congo) By Leon Charles Moukouri — French President Emmanuel Macron has signed a letter of intent pledging, on behalf of his country and several partners of the international community, to bankroll the conservation of the rainforest in the Republic of the Congo to the tune of $65 million.

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02-Sep-2019 to 11:46

Kenya: Northern white rhino eggs successfully fertilized

APA-Nairobi(Kenya) — After successfully harvesting 10 eggs from the world’s last two northern white rhinos, in Kenya an international consortium of scientists and conservationists announced on Monday that 7 out of the10 eggs were successfully matured and artificially inseminated.

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29-Aug-2019 to 19:03

Botswana questions credibility of CITES

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana has questioned the credibility of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), saying the outcome of the just-ended meeting held in Switzerland was not free, fair or transparent.

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29-Aug-2019 to 12:20

UN-SPIDER trains Ethiopian experts on detection of impending droughts

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN-SPIDER) is offering training to Ethiopian experts on how to use information gathered from satellites to detect impending droughts.

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29-Aug-2019 to 12:16

Climate related disasters affect 180 m people across Africa-Officials

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — The prevalence of climate-related disasters is unrelenting and has already affected 180 million people across Africa and resulting in loss and damages of over $22 billion and counting, African officials said.

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