Africa

Kenya Joins 40 Countries in Sea, Ocean Clean-Up Bid

Kenya has joined 40 other countries across the world in the fight against ocean and sea pollution as part of interventions to roll back the consequences of an increasingly polluted planet.

08 December 2017

Cross-regional Wildlife Conservation in Eastern and Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean

In the margins of the third session of the United Nations Environment Assembly being held in Nairobi this week, a signing ceremony took place setting the seal on a multi-million-Euro project bringing together three United Nations agencies – the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES) and CMS.

06 December 2017

European Union Invests 30m Euro to Counter the Illegal killing and Trafficking of Wildlife in Southern, Eastern Africa and the Indian Ocean

As part of a 30m Euro intervention, the EU today signed a 17.2m Euro agreement with three UN institutions working jointly to reduce the illegal killing of wildlife and the trafficking of wildlife products throughout Eastern and Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean. The new ‘cross-regional wildlife programme’ will focus its activities in the regions’ most important protected areas, national transit points, and in some of Africa’s most important transboundary ecosystems.

05 December 2017

Kenyan sea turtle manages lucky escape from humanity's plastic binge

Dozens of the endangered creatures need rescuing every year atround Watamu, where plastic litter accumulates in Indian Ocean

04 December 2017

Multi-species Action Plan to Conserve African Eurasian Vultures (Vulture MsAP)

The Multi-species Action Plan to Conserve African-Eurasian Vultures (Vulture MsAP) provides a comprehensive, strategic conservation plan covering the geographic ranges (128 states) of all 15 species of migratory African-Eurasian vultures and promotes concerted, collaborative and coordinated international actions. 

04 December 2017

Deforestation in DRC threatens climate, wildlife

Deforestation in the Democratic Republic of Congo has become a pressing domestic and transnational issue with potentially high environmental costs.

29 November 2017

Trophy hunting removes 'good genes' and raises extinction risk

Hunting animals that stand out from the crowd because of their impressive horns or lustrous manes could lead to extinction, according to a study.

29 November 2017

Naturschutz mit der Panzerfaust

Der Job der Ranger im Virunga-Nationalpark gilt als einer der gefährlichsten Berufe Afrikas. 150 Naturschützer haben binnen zehn Jahren ihr Leben gelassen.

27 November 2017

Jane review – wondrous footage lights up Goodall's Tarzan dream

Jane Goodall’s research into chimp behaviour was a great leap forward in scientific research and this documentary does her work full justice

23 November 2017

EU ban on bird imports sees 'massive' cuts in global trade

A new study says that an EU ban on the trade in wild birds has helped reduce the global business by 90%.

BBC

22 November 2017