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Cheptegei, UNDP partner to boost tourism, biodiversity conservation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDPENDENT | The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has partnered with Uganda’s long-distance runner Joshua Cheptegei to promote tourism and conserve biodiversity in the Elgon region. Cheptegei is the current world record holder for the 5000 metres and the 10,000 meters, and holds the world’s best time …

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Protecting the Ndiizi banana

International group launches initiative to save dessert banana Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda is home to a rich banana biodiversity and is one of the leading consumers of bananas globally. For hundreds of years, farmers have selected and preserved more than 80 varieties of bananas and plantains all with …

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Is nature-based investing ready for take-off in Africa?

Conserving Africa’s biodiversity is vital for the continent’s long-term economic development, and the private sector may be poised to assume a bigger role Kampala, Uganda | BEN PAYTON | Thousands of delegates gathered for the 2022 United Nations biodiversity conference (Cop15) in Montreal in December, tasked with finding a pathway to …

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No biodiversity, no farmers, no food security

IFAD calls for a robust and ambitious agreement at biodiversity COP to protect the future of rural communities and food security around the world Rome, Italy | THE INDEPENDENT | With biodiversity declining to alarming levels around the world, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) calls upon leaders participating in …

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Uganda to benefit from USD 43M funding to reverse biodiversity loss

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | 139 countries have received money to fast-track efforts to conserve, protect and restore species and ecosystems. The new financing from the Global Environment Facility (GEF), totaling $43 million, will give developing countries including Uganda, Kenya, Zimbabwe, and Tanzania the means to quickly make headway …

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Putin calls for closer global cooperation on conserving biodiversity

Kunming, China | Xinhua | Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday called for closer international cooperation on preserving biodiversity and providing related support to developing countries. “It is certainly important that national priorities and specificities of each state be taken into account, and special attention be given to the needs of …

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