ENVIRONNEMENT | ENVIRONMENT

25-May-2015 to 16:45

Kenya nabs Vietnamese for alleged rhino horn smuggling

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — A Vietnamese citizen has been arrested in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi for smuggling rhino horns out of Mozambique, APA learnt Monday.

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24-May-2015 to 14:34

Zambia to clamp down on timber smugglers

APA-Lusaka (Zambia) — The Zambian government says it will revise existing forestry laws to make it harder for smugglers to illegally export valuable indigenous trees.

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22-May-2015 to 18:50

US rhino shooter ‘not welcomed’ in Botswana

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — The government in Gaborone on Friday said it notes with alarm a CNN documentary portraying an American hunter, Corey Knowlton, shooting one of the world’s most endangered species, a black rhino, in Namibia and declared that the shooter was not welcomed to visit Botswana.

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22-May-2015 to 12:24

Namibian hunting season opens

APA-Windhoek (Namibia) — Information and Communication Technology Minister Tjekero Tweya on Thursday announced the commencement of Namibia’s hunting season following cabinet approval.

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18-May-2015 to 15:13

Namibia: War on poaching suffers setback

APA-Windhoek (Namibia) — Namibia’s fight against poaching has suffered another setback after two white rhinos were found dead at the weekend inside Farm Okamahoro, about 30km west of Okahandja in the Otjozondjupa Region, the police said.

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15-May-2015 to 16:54

Gambia observes ‘No Plastic Day’, Friday

APA-Banjul (The Gambia) — The Gambia is on Friday observing ‘No Plastic Day', a day set aside by the government to assess the impact of plastic bags on the environment and raise awareness on the dangers caused by them to the health of the citizenry.

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12-May-2015 to 15:17

Australian agency forecasts drought-causing El Nino conditions for SADC

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — The Australian Bureau of Meteorology warned Tuesday that a “substantial” El Nino weather pattern is developing for the first time in five years and could have serious consequences for southern Africa in early 2016.

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