Sustainability

Zimbabwe: Villagers in Drought Hit Silobela Starve As Lockdown Intensifies

April 4, 2020 | Source: AllAfrica News: Environment

[New Zimbabwe] Villagers in drought-ravaged Silobela are feeling the pinch during the current government-imposed national lockdown period in efforts to tame COVID-19.

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Namibia: 12 Elephants, 45 Rhinos Poached in 2019

April 3, 2020 | Source: AllAfrica News: Environment

[Namibia Economist] During last year, an estimated 12 elephants and 45 rhinos were poached during 2019, the ministry of environment and tourism’s wildlife crime report of 2019 shows.

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Tanzania: Level of Lake Victoria Water Rising – Official

April 3, 2020 | Source: AllAfrica News: Environment

[Daily News] LAKE Victoria water level is increasing at an alarming rate in some parts of Musoma District, with authorities urging people living near the lakeshores to be vigilant.

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Tanzania: Tanzania’s Mkomazi Park Is Now a Rhino Sanctuary

April 3, 2020 | Source: AllAfrica News: Environment

[East African] When planning a safari, tourists rarely book a visit to Mkomazi National Park to see the rare African black rhino, currently classified as critically endangered.

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Seychelles: African Development Bank Grant to Support Small and Medium Blue Economy Enterprises in Seychelles

April 3, 2020 | Source: AllAfrica News: Environment

[Seychelles News Agency] A new $800,000 grant will allow Seychelles to support and develop micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in its Blue Economy sector.

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South Africa: A Tale of Two Calamities – Can the COVID-19 Crisis Inform How We Tackle the Climate Crisis?

April 3, 2020 | Source: AllAfrica News: Environment

[Daily Maverick] The disruption brought on by Covid-19 could reverse efforts made by governments thus far to reduce carbon emissions to tackle the climate crisis. What is needed is a way to connect the two calamities to capacitate a sustainable revival…

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Uganda: Bukenya Puts Waste to Use, Saves Ghetto Youth From Crime

April 3, 2020 | Source: AllAfrica News: Environment

[Monitor] Pupils and adults alike look on in awe as men lay bottles in line and onto a soggy mix of cement and sand. The novelty is in the men using plastic bottles instead of the conventional clay bricks to erect a structure. Among the mainly young wo…

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South Africa: COVID-19 Gives Tourism a ‘Snotklap’ – Lessons for a Climate-Altered Future

April 3, 2020 | Source: AllAfrica News: Environment

[Daily Maverick] South Africa’s ‘new gold’ industry – tourism – is one of the first to feel the shockwaves of the Covid-19 global economic shutdown. This is a forewarning of what’s to come as the global economy begins its inevitable and rapid decarboni…

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South Africa: Department Steps Up Efforts to Relieve Water Shortages in Gauteng

April 3, 2020 | Source: AllAfrica News: Environment

[SAnews.gov.za] The Department of Water and Sanitation in Gauteng has stepped up efforts to relieve water shortages in desperate Gauteng communities.

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Gambia: British High Commission Press Release 02 April 2020

April 3, 2020 | Source: AllAfrica News: Environment

[The Point] The COP26 UN climate change conference set to take place in Glasgow in November has been postponed due to COVID-19.

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