ENVIRONNEMENT | ENVIRONMENT

28-Jul-2016 to 13:36

African elephants continue to face serious threats-CITES

APA-Nairobi (Kenya) — Many populations of African elephants continued to face serious threats to their survival in 2015 from the illegal trade in ivory and unacceptably high levels of poaching, a report released by Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) disclosed on Thursday.

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27-Jul-2016 to 23:25

UK’s Prince Harry in Malawi to promote wildlife conservation

APA-Lilongwe (Malawi) — United Kingdom’s Prince Harry arrived in Malawi on Wednesday for a private visit that among other things is expected to promote wildlife conservation in the country.

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23-Jul-2016 to 13:05

Mozambique turtles dace extinction

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has said at least, 45 turtles are killed illegally every week Mozambique an three species of sea turtles are at risk of disappearing from the Quirimbas National Park (PNQ) in the country's northern province of Cabo Delgado due to the actions of poachers.

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20-Jul-2016 to 21:49

Namibia threatens to suspend mining licenses

APA-Windhoek (Namibia) — The Namibian Environment of Tourism Minister, Pohamba Shifeta has on Wednesday threatened to suspend mining licenses of companies that flout the country’s environmental laws.

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18-Jul-2016 to 20:23

Kenya named among standout green finance nations

APA-Nairobi (Kenya) — Kenya bas been named alongside other developing countries such as Bangladesh and Jordan as leading the world on green finance, which is essential to meeting sustainable development aspirations, according to a new report from the inquiry into the design of a sustainable financial system.

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18-Jul-2016 to 20:15

Ethiopia launches seedlings plantation scheme

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — Ethiopia on Monday launched its annual national seedlings plantation scheme with the aim of planting 4.3 billion seedlings on a million hectare of land through the course of the current rainy season.

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18-Jul-2016 to 18:27

Mozambique: Forestry authorities seize 460 cubic metres of illegal timer

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — Forestry and Wild Life Services in Mozambique's northern province of Nampula have seized about 460 cubic metres of illegally logged hardwood valued at around $80,000.

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