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Conservationists fight to save animals as mass extinction looms

Paris, France | AFP | Animal and plant species are vanishing at an accelerating pace around the world — sometimes even before we know that they exist — but conservationists are pushing back against the juggernaut of mass extinction. From captive breeding to satellite tracking; restoring habitats to removing predators; …

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Under-threat DR Congo national park bans tree-felling

Beni, DR Congo | AFP | The threatened Virunga National Park in DR Congo announced on Thursday it has banned the felling of trees throughout the nature reserve. “The management of the Congolese Institute for the Conservation of Nature wishes to bring to the attention of the resident of Beni …

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Tackle Lake Chad environment to stop Boko Haram: experts

Maiduguri, Nigeria | AFP | Revitalising Lake Chad will stop Boko Haram from gaining a long-term foothold in the region, experts said on Wednesday, as four countries wrapped up talks aimed at ending in the conflict. The insurgency began in 2009 and has killed at least 20,000 in northeast Nigeria …

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S.African film-maker killed by giraffe

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | A South African film-maker was killed by a giraffe while filming on a reserve outside Johannesburg, the game lodge’s owner has said, adding that he died after being air-lifted to hospital. The giraffe hit Carlos Carvalho in the head at the Glen Afric Country …

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DR Congo planning to allow oil exploration in national parks: NGO

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Democratic Republic of Congo’s government is seeking to reclassify swathes of two UNESCO-listed parks so that oil exploration can be carried out there, an investigative group said. The London-based NGO Global Witness said it had seen documents about a scheme to “redraw the boundaries” …

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Uganda delegation meets Vodokanal

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  A Uganda delegation from the Water and Environment Sector is in St Petersburg, Russia for a five-day business visit that has seen them interact with officials from Vodokanal. The company is responsible for water supply and waste management in St Petersburg. The delegation met the …

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Nations pledge billions to protect Global Environment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Close to 30 countries have jointly pledged a contribution of USD 4.1 billion (15 trillion Shillings) to protect the future of the planet and human well-being. The funding is expected to help the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to support its new four-year investment cycle, …

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