Tanzania: Fighting Poverty With Butterflies

When one thinks of farming, butterflies are not the first commodity that comes to mind. But in Tanzania, this unlikely crop is cultivated to...

“No” to forestry in fynbos areas, says invasive species specialists

It may no longer make economic or environmental sense to pursue forestry endeavours using conifers in the Western Cape. If local plantations are to...

Bamboo use ‘could help stop Africa’s deforestation’

The use of bamboo charcoal and firewood is being promoted as an alternative source of energy in Africa, in the hope that it will help...

Kenya: Mau Ecosystem Rehabilitation Gains Donor Support and UN Backing

Benefits include: Restoration of Vital Watersheds; Establishment of Payments for Environmental Services; Improving the Livelihoods of Local Communities; Monitoring the Mau's Carbon Storage & Building...

Ghana: Forestry Sector Policy Review Underway

Ghana's Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources is currently reviewing one of the sector's major policies the 1994 Forest and Wildlife Policy. The review has...

$100,000 One Africa Award Prize Goes to Indigenous Forest Advocacy Group in Uganda

Support for Women in Agriculture and Environment is the 2015 ONE Africa Award Winner. The Kampala based forest advocacy group, Support for Women in Environment...

African agroforestry needs better quality seeds, says study

Poor farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa could benefit from wider distribution of certified tree seeds to boost the quality of agroforestry schemes, a study has...

IGN: Program for the Supply of Spot Images for the Congo Basin

Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development, Transportation and Housing presided the ceremony in Durban for the signature of licenses corresponding to the use...

African Environment Day Renamed to Wangari Maathai Day

The 18th African Union Summit, which recently took place in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, recognized Prof. Maathai as an outstanding personality and created...

Merck Donates $300,000 to Support Neglected Tropical Disease Elimination Efforts in Africa

Merck, known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, announced today a $300,000 cash donation to support non-governmental organization (NGO) partners working to...

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