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Climate Change impact in Africa: Termite to the rescue?

The results of a new study not only suggest that termite mounds could make these areas more resilient to climate change than previously thought, but could also inspire a change in how scientists determine the possible effects of climate change on ecosystems. Termites might not top the list of humanity’s favorite insects, but new research […]

20,000 Elephants poached in 2013 – Study

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More than 20,000 elephants were poached last year in Africa where large seizures of smuggled ivory eclipsed those in Asia for the first time, international wildlife regulators said.

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Insight into how monkeys left Africa

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The monkey roadmap out of Africa has a new timetable and route, thanks to a tiny tooth plucked from the Arabian Desert.

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UNEP calls for action on poaching

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Over 30 years ago, the mighty African elephant went extinct in my homeland Mauritania, where it once roamed.

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Climate change: a promising future for cotton in Cameroon?

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While climate change threatens most crops in Africa, its impact could be less on cotton cultivation in Cameroon.

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Urgent deal reached for African Elephants

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Key states along the illegal ivory value chain have committed to urgent measures to halt the illegal trade and secure elephant populations across Africa.

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Africa develops roadmap to manage hazardous chemicals

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Representative of 28 African countries today developed a draft roadmap aimed at driving the continent toward meeting the 2020 goal of the sound management of chemicals across their lifecycles.

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Stone age technological, cultural innovation triggered by climate

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Abrupt changes in rainfall in South Africa 40,000 to 80,000 years ago triggered the development of technologies for finding refuge and the behaviour of modern humans. This was the findings of a new study published in Nature Communications.

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Improving weather forecasting to help farmers adapt to climate change

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Innovations are underway to help Kenyan farmers mitigate and adapt to climate change courtesy of four modern automated weather stations in Taita Taveta County to monitor weather patterns and advice farmers accordingly using various channels.

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Study reveals escalating cost of forest conservation

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In the face of unprecedented deforestation and biodiversity loss, policy makers are increasingly using financial incentives to encourage conservation.

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