30-Mar-2015 to 15:06

Botswana activists call on UN to address poaching

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Participants at the just-ended Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference have called upon the UN General Assembly to address the illegal wildlife trade at its 69th Session, APA learnt here on Monday.

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30-Mar-2015 to 10:48

Botswana NGO blasts conservationists over poaching policies

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Survival International director Stephen Corry said Monday that it is utterly irresponsible for conservationists and politicians to call for tougher law enforcement against “poaching” without clearly acknowledging that tribal subsistence hunters are not “poachers”.

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27-Mar-2015 to 18:23

Germany gives €13m to IGAD fund

APA- Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — The German Economic Cooperation and Development has announced a €13 million fund for the Inter-governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) during a signing ceremony between the two in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.

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27-Mar-2015 to 13:02

Maputo city council seeks US$18m for flood damage rehabilitation

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — Maputo mayor David Simango says the city council is seeking US$18 million to rebuild infrastructure damaged by storms and flash flooding in January.

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26-Mar-2015 to 19:58

China intensifies efforts to help Africa fight poaching - official

APA-Gaborone(Botswana) — A Chinese official Meng Xianlin who is the executive director-general of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora Import and Export Management Office of China has said his country will embark upon greater efforts to help African countries battle elephant poaching.

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26-Mar-2015 to 19:28

Botswana pushes for transparency over ivory stockpiles

APA-Gaborone(Botswana) — Botswana's Wildlife Minister, Tshekedi Khama on Thursday said he would push for 30 countries attending the Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference in Kasane village in the north of the country to commit to publishing their ivory stockpiles and opening them for audit.

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26-Mar-2015 to 19:14

Botswana questions China's commitment on ivory ban

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswna's Minister of Wildlife and Tourism Tshekedi Khama on Thursday questioned China’s decision to ban ivory trade for a year, saying Beijing does not give the assurance that the measure will remain in place after one year.

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