Press Review

35 Documents in this Category: All Themes at location: Africa

The inconvenient solution to the rhino poaching crisis -  Daily, we read or hear of more rhino being poached to satisfy the seemingly insatiable demand from Asia for rhino horn ... read more
[29 Oct 2014] 

Desertec solar power project shareholders jump ship
Guardian (London) -  An ambitious project to harness and export solar power generated in Middle East and African deserts has all but folded... read more
[14 Oct 2014] 

The Zanaga iron ore mine – a test of best laid plans for preserving wildlife Read more at http://new -  Logging companies threaten to undermine the mining industry's efforts to leave biodiversity better off... read more
[06 Oct 2014] 

Côte d’Ivoire Chokes on its Plastic Shopping Bags
Inter Press Service -  Each year, Côte d’Ivoire produces 200,000 tonnes of plastic bags of which 40,000 go directly into the trash. Less than 20 percent of this plastic is r... read more
[28 Sep 2014] 

Elephant killings in Mozambique happening on ‘industrialised’ scale
Guardian (London) -  Organised crime syndicates are slaughtering between 1,500 and 1,800 elephants a year in Mozambique for ivory... read more
[23 Sep 2014] 

Looming mining ‘tsunami’ set to take Africa by storm -  As nations invest billions in extraction development, forests may suffer big losses ... read more
[20 Aug 2014] 

20 percent of Africa's elephants killed in three years Read -  Around 100,000 elephants were killed by poachers for their ivory on the African continent in just three years... read more
[19 Aug 2014] 

Rescuing orphaned baby elephants in Kenya - in pictures
Guardian (London) -  To mark World Elephant Day, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust has released behind-the-scenes pictures of efforts to save orphaned baby elephants in A... read more
[12 Aug 2014] 

Rebuilding Kissama: war-torn Angola's only national park affected by deforestation, but refaunation -  Conservation organizations, government reintroducing wildlife from other countries ... read more
[24 Jul 2014] 

Will the last ape found be the first to go? Bonobos' biggest refuge under threat (Part I) -  Sankuru Nature Reserve losing its forests, only 28 percent of bonobo habitat remains overall ... read more
[16 Jul 2014] 

Global effort needed to stem elephant slaughter: CITES
Terra Daily -  Elephants will be wiped out in some parts of Africa unless more countries get involved in efforts to prevent poaching and ivory smuggling, according t... read more
[10 Jul 2014] 

Obama Urged to Sanction Mozambique over Elephant, Rhino Poaching
Inter Press Service -  Environmentalists are formally urging President Barack Obama to enact trade sanctions on Mozambique over the country’s alleged chronic facilitation of... read more
[07 Jul 2014] 

Shot vulture leads conservationists to bizarre black-market for bird parts -  Rich people in Nigeria are willing to pay a lot of money for vulture body parts. They believe that keeping a vulture's head or feath... read more
[25 Jun 2014] 

Beloved African Elephant Killed for Ivory—"Monumental" Loss
National Geographic -  Popular with tourists, Satao fell to poachers May 30, group says... read more
[16 Jun 2014] 

Kenya at the crossroads: it’s time to root out the elites who control wildlife crime
Guardian (London) -  A huge seizure of ivory at Kenya's main port, Mombasa, tests the will of political leaders to apply the law on wildlife crime... read more
[08 Jun 2014] 

Colossal peat bog discovered in Congo
BBC -  A vast peatland has been discovered in a remote part of Congo-Brazzaville. ... read more
[28 May 2014] 

Kenya to deploy drones in all national parks in bid to tackle poaching
Guardian (London) -  Move follows a successful pilot project in major protected wildlife area that saw drones reduce poaching by up to 96%... read more
[27 Apr 2014] 

Liberia: One of the last strongholds for Western chimpanzees
Science Daily -  Liberia is home to the second largest chimpanzee population in West Africa. An international research team has now counted chimpanzees and other large... read more
[09 Apr 2014] 

How locals and conservationists saved the elephants of Mali amidst conflict and poverty -  In a country that has suffered from widespread poverty, environmental degradation, and, most recently, warfare, a collaboration between elephant conse... read more
[03 Apr 2014]