Category Archives: Africa

Deforestation Killing More Than Trees

Forest Conservation, Reforestation Can Mitigate Climate Change Forest conservation is critical to life as we know it. Forests sequester carbon and release oxygen. They influence rainfall, filter fresh water and prevent flooding and soil erosion. They produce wild foods, fuelwood and … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Carbon Capture, Climate Change, Deforestation, Reforestation | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Deforestation Killing More Than Trees

UN Recommends Reforestation Of Kilimanjaro

Vital Water Supplies Threatened Across East Africa The greater Kilimanjaro region is one of the most threatened ecosystems on earth. As the snows, glaciers and rains retreat, millions of lives and the future of nations hang in the balance. A new … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Climate Change Solution, Forest Conservation, Reforestation, Water Conservation | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

CITES Fails On Elephant Conservation

Nations Fail To Give Elephants Maximum Legal Protections Africa has lost more than a third of its wild elephants to poachers in the past decade. The next decade might be their last without global interventions. Unfortunately, a bid to give … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Biodiversity, Endangered Species, Wildlife Conservation | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on CITES Fails On Elephant Conservation

African Elephant Census Paints Bleak Picture

The Push Toward Extinction Gaining Momentum Results of a new survey reveal that Africa’s savannah elephants are going fast. The Great Elephant Census estimates that about 352,000 elephants remain—down from previous estimates of 419,000 to 650,000 elephants in 2013. The authors … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Biodiversity, Endangered Species, Wildlife Conservation | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on African Elephant Census Paints Bleak Picture

Deforestation Threatens Critical Ecosystems Across Africa

Campaign Will Help Reforest Kilimanjaro Region Ecosystems around the world are under assault like never before. The collapse of any ecosystem impacts life around the world–especially when the ecosystem is an anchor in Africa’s greenbelt. The greater Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Carbon Capture, Carbon Offset, Climate Change Solution, Forest Conservation, Wildlife Conservation | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Plan Emerges To Halt Deforestation In Liberia

Liberia and the World Bank Will Spend Millions To Reduce Deforestation According to a Global Witness report, the plan, which uses money promised in 2014 by Norway to save Liberia’s forests, includes much needed support for communities who want to … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Deforestation, Forest Conservation, Indigenous Land | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Plan Emerges To Halt Deforestation In Liberia

Plans Sought For Africa’s Great Green Wall

Plan To Tackle Poverty, Deforestation The Great Green Wall initiative is a pan-African proposal to “green” the continent from west to east in order to battle desertification. It aims at tackling poverty and the degradation of soils in the Sahel-Saharan region, focusing … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Agroforestry, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Forest Conservation, Reforestation | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Plans Sought For Africa’s Great Green Wall

African Forestry Projects Can Defend People, Wildlife, Watersheds

AFR100 Initiative Will Restore 100 Million Hectares Of Forest By 2030 More than a dozen African countries have joined an “unprecedented” $1.6bn (£1bn) initiative to boost development and fight climate change by restoring 100m hectares (247m acres) of forest across … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Biodiversity, Carbon Capture, Climate Change, Deforestation, Forest Conservation | Tagged , | Comments Off on African Forestry Projects Can Defend People, Wildlife, Watersheds

Community Empowerment Can Reduce Elephant Poaching

Community Conservation Strategies Can Save Wildlife By James Kariuki Establishment of community wildlife conservancies is the best solution for reducing elephant poaching in Northern Kenya, says a new study. Community involvement would create understanding among pastoral communities that wildlife conservations … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Agroforestry, Biodiversity, Endangered Species, Wildlife Conservation | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Community Empowerment Can Reduce Elephant Poaching

Population Explosion Greatest Threat To Africa’s Lions

Cecil Can Help Other Lions By Driving Broader Conservation Strategies By Heidi Vogt, The Wall Street Journal, @HeidiVogt The killing of a lion named Cecil in Zimbabwe has sparked world-wide outrage, but the largest threat to Africa’s big cats is a … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Endangered Species, Wildlife Conservation | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Population Explosion Greatest Threat To Africa’s Lions