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Part of the naturally zoned area under strict control © Romy Antrobus-Ruth

New Protected Environment Declared in South Africa

Wed, 19/07/2017
Legislation in South Africa makes provision for different categories of formal environmental protection. Nature Reserves and National Parks are the top category and activities in these parks are strictly controlled by legislation.
North and South Mara Water Users Association Leaders Distributing Brochures © Enock Kawira

Environmental protection is vital for Tanzania’s industrial economy plan

Thu, 13/07/2017
The Mara Water Users Association in Tanzania advocate for environmental protection during celebrations of World Environment Day.
 Lesser Flamingo © Gudkov Andrey/ Shutterstock

The deadly lake that gives life to flamingos

Tue, 11/07/2017
Soda ash mining is still a lingering threat to Lake Natron in Northern Tanzania, the most important breeding site in the world for Lesser Flamingos. But a new community-based tourism initiative could save the spectacle of the “pink parade” from disaster.
 Lesser Flamingo © Gudkov Andrey/ Shutterstock

Le lac mortel qui donne vie aux flamants

Tue, 11/07/2017
L’extraction du carbonate de sodium est une menace persistante pour le Lac Natron dans le nord de la Tanzanie, le site de reproduction le plus important au monde pour les Flamants nains. Mais une initiative touristique communautaire pourrait épargner le spectacle de la ‘parade des flamants roses’ du désastre.

Unis pour stopper l’abattage et le commerce illicites des oiseaux migrateurs sauvages en Afrique du nord

Fri, 07/07/2017

Des rapports révélateurs sur la complexité des stratégies employées par les braconniers

European goldfinch: The species has become rarer in the Magreb over the past 30 years ©Lumoxg3, Flickr

United to stop illegal killing and trading of migratory wild birds in North Africa

Fri, 07/07/2017
On 22 June 2017, BirdLife International experts joined more than 80 people representing governments, civil society organisations the convention on migratory species and a network of experts working to stop illegal killing, trapping and trade in wild birds.

Une carcasse d’éléphant empoisonnée tue 94 vautours gravement menacés d’extinction au Zimbabwe

Tue, 04/07/2017

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Site of poisoned vultures and elephant carcass © Hugo van der Westhuizen

Poisoned elephant carcass kills 94 critically endangered vultures in Zimbabwe

Tue, 04/07/2017
Ninety four critically endangered White Backed vultures have been reported dead after feeding on a poisoned elephant carcass recently in Zimbabwe.
El gorila del río Cross es una especie rara y emblemática © WCS

Un rayo de esperanza para el amenazado gorila del río Cross en los bosques del oeste de África

Fri, 30/06/2017
El gorila del río Cross es una subespecie de gorila occidental que puede encontrarse en selvas tropicales y subtropicales de entre Nigeria y Camerún.