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How fracking plans could affect shared water resources in Southern Africa

Recently, news reports revealed plans by a Canadian oil and gas company, ReconAfrica, to explore for oil and gas in some of Africa's most sensitive protected areas...

By Surina Esterhuyse 19 Oct 2020

Prince William launches Earthshot Prize, 5 challenges unveiled

Prince William launched the £50m Earthshot Prize this week that will see five, £1m prizes awarded each year for the next 10 years, providing at least 50 solutions to the world's greatest environmental problems by 2030...

9 Oct 2020

Global forest sector: Providing solutions for pandemic recovery

In its statement released in Rome, Italy today, the Advisory Committee of Sustainable Forest-based Industries referenced the essential role that forestry and forest products have played during the pandemic - and how they can help drive much-needed economic recovery...

9 Oct 2020

Google and FAO launch new big data tool, Earth Map

Google and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has developed a new tool anyone, anywhere can access to obtain multidimensional maps and statistics showing key climate and environmental trends wherever they are...

17 Sep 2020

How to reverse global wildlife declines by 2050

Species are going extinct at an unprecedented rate. Wildlife populations have fallen by more than two-thirds over the last 50 years...

By Michael Obersteiner, David Leclère, Piero Visconti 15 Sep 2020

African organisations join TUSK in fundraising effort to protect wildlife

The economic impact on the tourism industry - a key funder of conservation in Africa, has been crippling, leaving Africa's wildlife under threat...

8 Sep 2020

Technology gives hope to Africa's endangered Northern white rhinos

Kenyan wildlife caretaker and guide Jemu Mwenda bittersweetly recounts one of his favorite memories of 'Sudan', the male Northern white rhino who died two years ago, making headlines across the world...

By Pavithra Rao 3 Aug 2020

2020 Rhino Conservation Awards winners revealed

On Friday, 31 July - also celebrated as World Ranger Day, the winners of the Rhino Conservation Awards were announced during an online event...

3 Aug 2020

UN Young Champions of the Earth regional shortlist announced

The United Nations Environment Programme has announced the 35 regional finalists competing for the Young Champions of the Earth prize...

21 Jul 2020

IRF awards grant to offset Covid-19 impact, protect rhinos in Southern Africa

The International Rhino Foundation (IRF) has awarded emergency grants totalling nearly $150,000 to six wildlife organisations in Southern Africa...

15 Jul 2020

Biodiversity in the balance - degradation threatens economic prosperity

It is a mere six months old, but 2020 has already been a bumper year for natural disasters...

By Ashim Paun 14 Jul 2020

Why rural electrification won't fix deforestation in Zimbabwe

Reliance on biomass such as fuelwood for energy in rural areas has a strong bearing on Zimbabwe's environment...

By Ellen Fungisai Chipango 3 Jul 2020

Covid-19, Africa's conservation and trophy hunting dilemma

Wildlife conservation hasn't escaped the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic...

By Duan Biggs, Alexander Richard Braczkowski, Alta De Vos, Hayley Clements 30 Jun 2020

Africa, waste and the butterfly effect

In light of the 57th Africa Day last month, we are prompted to reflect on the havoc that Covid-19 is wreaking not only across the continent, but across the world...

By Adwoa Coleman 4 Jun 2020

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