Des femmes marchant avec leurs ânes dans la région d'Amhara, en Éthiopie.
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La demande de peaux d'ânes pour produire des ejiao a entraîné une pénurie d'ânes en Chine et de plus en plus dans le monde.
Women walk with their donkeys in Ethiopia’s Amhara region.
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The demand for donkey hides to produce ejiao has led to a shortage of donkeys in China and increasingly worldwide.
Hawkers carry their produce to the market walking past a truck yard on on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe.
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Countries in southern Africa should start focusing on greater regional interconnectedness and collaboration.
Coal operations at one of South Africa’s coal-fired power plants. Industrial policy needs to envisage less reliance on carbon.
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The scenarios provide plausible and possible alternatives for futures of industrialisation. They also alert decision makers to desired and undesired development pathways.
Once cubs in captivity get too big to be stroked and cuddled by tourists, they’re sold into the canned hunting and Asian bone trade industries.
While the international conservation community unites against the captive breeding of big cats in South Africa, the government stalls.
Botswana has about 122,000 elephants left.
There is a significant elephant-poaching problem in northern Botswana that has likely been going on for over a year.
Según los últimos datos, probablemente queden menos de 400.000 elefantes de la sabana en estado salvaje en toda África.
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La tecnología tiene un papel vital en la recolección de datos precisos sobre la vida salvaje. Pero no es suficiente para salvar a los elefantes de África.
Le squelette d’une lionne peut rapporter jusqu’à 2 000 euros environ.
En Afrique du Sud, les lions captifs servent de plus en plus à alimenter le commerce international d’os de félins.
Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo and China’s President Xi Jinping at the 2018 summit in Beijing.
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Not enough credit is given to the agency African governments have in their dealings with China.
Elephants in the Okavango Delta, Botswana.
Botswana has been an unparalleled elephant conservation success story. That seems to be changing.
Most lion bones in South Africa come from captive-bred lions.
Captive breeding takes place in South Africa and no other country is permitted to export lion bones.
Conservationists are at loggerheads about how to save elephants from poaching.
Improving livelihoods by exploring alternatives to wildlife trade would help to curb the poaching of threatened species like elephants.
The mining industry in South Africa needs an inclusive model that builds on and improves shared value.
Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Now that President Xi Jinping’s presidential term has been extended indefinitely, African governments need to plan strategically for their future engagements with the Chinese.
Chinese President Xi Jinping reviews the guard of honour on a state visit to Zimbabwe.
A narrow interest in whether Beijing actively pushed for Mugabe’s fall is based on the assumption that the China-Africa relationship is an isolated phenomenon.
South Africa lost over 1000 rhinos to poaching last year.
The rhino horn auction in South Africa is a serious setback in the fight against poaching and the survival of wild rhinos. The chances of the horns remaining in the country are next to zero.
The international ivory trade ban is meaningless as long as legal domestic markets exist.
For the domestic ivory trade ban to be effective at preventing further elephant poaching, Chinese authorities need to signal explicitly that it will be implemented indefinitely.
Klaus Schwab, the World Economic Forum founder, holds his book about the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
New technologies are developing with exponential velocity, breadth and depth. Their systemic impact is likely to be profound.
Malawi is a country that’s particularly vulnerable to the impact of drought and flood.
Understanding the connections between basic food demands and accessibility to water and energy is important when it comes to climate change and its impact on agriculture and livelihoods.
China plans to ban the ivory trade. The hope is that prices will be driven downwards and elephant numbers will improve.
China has decided to end all domestic trade in ivory, an act that could help elephant numbers all over Africa.