ENVIRONNEMENT | ENVIRONMENT

28-May-2015 to 17:43

Botswana opposition plans water, power demo

APA - Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana’s main opposition party, the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) has told journalists in Gaborone on Thursday that it will mobilise against the current water and power crisis that has hit the Southern African country in recent weeks.

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28-May-2015 to 13:42

Zambia defends lifting of hunting ban

APA-Lusaka (Zambia) — The Zambian government on Thursday defended its decision to lift a two-year ban imposed on the commercial hunting of big cats, arguing that the move was taken in the interest of the country.

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28-May-2015 to 09:07

S/African police clamp down on rhino poachers

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — The South African Police Service (SAPS)’s efforts to curb rhino poaching at the world-renowned Kruger National Park in the north of the country continued to yield positive results, with the latest arrests of two suspected rhino poachers in Mpumalanga Province, SAPS said Thursday.

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27-May-2015 to 15:53

Seized rhino horns vanish from Mozambique police warehouse

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — Sixty-five rhinoceros horns seized by the Mozambican police early this month during a raid on a house in the southern city of Matola have mysteriously vanished from a police warehouse in Maputo, the local media reported on Wednesday.

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26-May-2015 to 17:44

Mozambique: Half of elephant population lost to poaching – agency

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — A leading global conservation organization, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) said Mozambique has lost half of its elephants over the past five years as part of a wave of poaching driven by red-hot demand for ivory from fast-growing Asian economies such as China and Vietnam.

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26-May-2015 to 15:54

Mozambique, Tanzania sign anti-poaching pact

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — The governments of Mozambican and Tanzanian have agreed to protect the cross-border conservation area which covers the Niassa Reserve in Mozambique and the Selous Reserve in Tanzania, APA learns here on Tuesday.

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26-May-2015 to 15:49

Mozambique lifts ban on logging

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — The governor of the central Mozambican province of Sofala, Helena Taipo, has lifted the logging ban and authorized the resumption of logging following a closed-door meeting with timber operators, local chiefs and staff of the provincial forestry and wildlife department, the local media reported on Tuesday.

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