Ethiopian protestors march down 42nd Street in New York during a “It’s my Dam” protest on March 11, 2021.
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Ethiopia, Sudan, Egypt and their neighbours could deploy large-scale solar and wind farms, connected by a regionally integrated power grid.
African forest elephant in the Odzala-Kokoua National Park, Republic of the Congo.
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The International Union for Conservation of Nature has made two big decisions related to the conservation of the African elephant.
Brookesia tedi, described in 2019, is one of the smallest chameleons, and indeed one of the smallest amniote vertebrates, on earth.
Mark D. Scherz
Madagascar stands out as an exceptionally interesting place in which to study the evolution of "mini" creatures. And we are only just starting to scratch the surface of this.
Hundreds of trees have been felled along Nairobi’s Uhuru and Waiyaki highways to make space for a new expressway.
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Nairobi harbours all the ingredients for zoonotic spillover to occur between animals and people, particularly in the most densely populated areas of the city.
Cooking on solid fuels exposes people to toxic pollutants.
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The COVID-19 pandemic risks reversing progress made to increase access to affordable, reliable and sustainable domestic energy sources in Kenya.
People walking next to traffic in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city.
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African city planners need to promote inclusive cities where residents are not captive walkers but walk because it is accessible, safe and pleasurable to do so.
Cairo downtown panorama, view on the Nile and bridges, Egypt.
Given the ever increasing importance of coordinated management Ethiopia, Sudan, and Egypt should manage all dams through the Nile Basin Commission.
The Bui Dam was the subject of political contestation during its construction.
Dam politics have resurfaced in Africa as the continent's urban population grows.
Ghanaian migrant farmers are bearing the brunt of climate change.
Rural migrant farmers are bearing the brunt of climate change in Ghana
Masai giraffes in northern Tanzania.
Giraffe numbers have plummeted from an estimated 150,000 in 1985 to fewer than 100,000 today.
In some African countries, lion trophy hunting is legal.
Riaan van den Berg
Debates centred on the role of recreational hunting in supporting nature conservation and local people’s livelihoods are among the most polarising in conservation today.
Charcoal is an essential fuel for most parts of sub-Saharan Africa.
Attempts to formalise charcoal production have been largely unsuccessful.
Sale of charcoal in Nairobi, Kenya.
Demand for charcoal continues to increase in Kenya, it's vital that the sector is better governed
Nigeria’s religious leaders should play greater roles in climate change
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Nigeria's religious leaders can shape the environmental worldviews and behaviour of their congregations
The doum palm is an indigenous tree in Kenya which produces edible fruit.
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Africa's key to future food-nutrition security may depend on the untapped potential of indigenous fruit trees.
A herd of elephants walk in front of Mount Kilimanjaro in Amboseli National Park.
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When natural habitats are isolated it means species are less able to migrate, leading to less genetic variation and species diversity.
Militarised conservation has had unfortunate consequences.
Forest rangers were subjected to occupational violence by their employers. This in turn can provoke a violent reaction to illegal activities, resulting in violent policing tendencies.
Forest elephants in Gabon.
In Gabon's Lopé National Park, between 1986 and 2018, there's been a massive collapse in tree fruiting events.
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Evidence shows that farms that share landscapes with wild nature, such as remnant forests and trees, benefit from the ecosystem services provided.
The Batwa community are believed to be one of the original inhabitants of the Equatorial Forest in the Great Lakes Region.
Despite being highly affected by a changing climate, Uganda's Batwa community lack voice, agency and influence in climate adaptation planning and actions.
Most rural households are still reliant on firewood for cooking.
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Different energy technologies should be explored in Ghana to enhance clean fuel use.
Fruit and vegetables at a market in Kenya. The WHO is pushing for consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beans, fish and unsaturated fats.
When a pandemic hits, questions that immediately arise include what impact there will be on public health, the economy and other aspects of society. Another set of questions involves response priorities…
Rangers on patrol at Virunga National Park.
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To improve the security of park guards and other people, it is crucial to mitigate park-people conflicts and tackle armed groups.
A jaguar skin lies sprawled across a fence post in one of the Brazilian Pantanal’s many cow ranches. This individual was shot by a rancher after a cow was found dead on the ranch.
Compensation for losses from wildlife is an increasingly popular conservation intervention. However, a recent review cautions its use.
Verreaux’s Black Eagle flying high.
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The best way to reduce the threat to eagles is to locate turbines away from areas that are most often used by the birds.