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10 08 2022 | 22:54

Historic day for human rights and a healthy planet: UN expert

NEW YORK – A UN expert hailed the adoption of a historic resolution by the United Nations General Assembly today, recognising for the first time, that everyone, everywhere, has a human right to live…

07 08 2022 | 09:03

AFRICA: Indigenous peoples depend on 50,000 threatened species (IPBES)

In its report "Sustainable Use of Wildlife" published on 8 July 2022, the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) makes a general observation.…

07 08 2022 | 08:32

Statement by Inger Andersen on wildfires across Europe, North America and other parts of the world

While wildfires are a normal and even essential process in nature, there is nothing normal or natural about the blazes we are seeing raging across Europe, North America and other parts of the world.

28 07 2022 | 20:34

AFRICA: WCS joins the Coalition for Aquatic/Blue Foods, for marine biodiversity

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has announced that it has joined the Coalition for Aquatic/Blue Foods, an international initiative to increase the importance of smart blue foods in the face…

22 07 2022 | 10:27

GABON: Jeff Bezos grants 35 million dollars for forest preservation

The founder of the Bezos Earth Fund has announced the granting of 35 million dollars to Gabon, to support the preservation of forests. The funding is part of the foundation's $110 million commitment…

19 07 2022 | 11:44

Capitalism is killing the planet. – it’s time to stop buying into our own destruction

Instead of focusing on ‘micro consumerist bollocks’ like ditching our plastic coffee cups, we must challenge the pursuit of wealth and level down, not up There is a myth about human beings that…

19 07 2022 | 08:57

Humans need to value nature as well as profits to survive, UN report finds

Taking into account all the benefits nature provides to humans and redefining what it means to have a “good quality of life” is key to living sustainably on Earth, a four-year assessment by 82…

12 07 2022 | 07:45

Oral contraceptives could help reduce grey squirrel numbers, research finds

Oral contraceptives for squirrels are working, research has found, and the government hopes they can be used to keep populations down in the UK. Grey squirrels are an invasive species in the UK,…

12 07 2022 | 07:30

GABON: Police arrest woman for illegal possession of two primates

An alleged wildlife trafficker is in custody at the judicial police of Koumameyong, northeast Gabon. She was arrested for illegally holding a baby chimpanzee and a sign. In Gabon, signs and large…

12 07 2022 | 07:18

Ivory Coast: Faced with climatic hazards, Orange bets on sustainability

While Ivory Coast is facing major environmental challenges, including the reconstitution of its forest cover, the subsidiary of the French telecommunications group Orange is committed to putting its…

12 07 2022 | 07:10

We’ve overexploited the planet, now we need to change if we’re to survive

The relationship between humans and nature is under intense and increasing strain. The report released today by Ipbes, the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem…

12 07 2022 | 07:10

Saudi Arabia welcomes birth of first Arabian oryx in kingdom in 90 years

Saudi Arabia has welcomed the first Arabian oryx to be born in the kingdom in nine decades. The calf was born at the King Salman Royal Reserve in the Northern Borders province, “after the…

05 07 2022 | 08:39

Brazil's biodiversity at risk in projected global warming overshoot

RIO DE JANEIRO, June 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Many of Brazil’s unique creatures, from a minuscule orange frog to the collared titi monkey, could face a bleak future if global warming…

03 07 2022 | 21:55

Blue ocean, healthy planet - Day 4 Roundup of UN Ocean Conference

The fourth day of the UN Ocean Conference continues to unlock opportunities and pave the way for a new chapter of global ocean action.

26 06 2022 | 07:54

MOROCCO: AFD injects 103 million euros into a forest restoration project

The French Development Agency (AFD) and the Moroccan National Agency for Water and Forests (ANEF) officially launched the "Ghabati Hayati" program on 17 June 2022. With a budget of 103 million euros…

26 06 2022 | 07:45

MALAWI: 250 elephants to leave Liwonde to repopulate Kasunga National Park

After several years of successful wildlife conservation, the Liwonde National Park in southern Malawi is being decongested. 250 elephants will be relocated from this reserve to the Kasungu National…

14 06 2022 | 09:34

Uganda oil project casts shadow over Total’s eco-friendly image

The French oil and gas company TotalEnergies has worked to cultivate a green reputation with climate goals and plans to ramp up renewable power, but a massive east African oil project is casting a…

01 06 2022 | 09:39

AFRICA: Overexploitation of sand degrades coasts and aquatic biodiversity

Sand must be recognized as a strategic resource. This is the main recommendation of a new report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), which also calls for the development of an…

13 05 2022 | 11:51

AFRICA: FAO proposes three forestry solutions to overcome multiple crises

In the 2022 edition of "The State of the World's Forests", the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) defines three forestry solutions and their itineraries, to get the world…