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Congo government to open forest to new logging companies

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) government is considering re-opening its forest to new logging companies. The tropical rainforest which is more than twice...

Traffickers carrying 66 pounds of Ivory ornaments arrested

Three traffickers believed to be part of a major ivory network were arrested by authorities in Congo. The arrest will go a long way...

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Rescue Fund Created for Mara Conservancies Hit by COVID-19 Pandemic

Nairobi, Nov 25 - A new $5 million fund has been created to help wildlife conservancies that border Kenya's renowned Mara National Reserve to...

KWS Pilot Killed in a Plane Crash

Nairobi, Nov 19 – A light aircraft belonging to the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) crashed at Magadi on Thursday killing the pilot, the service...

Tusk Conservation Awards to be Announced Virtually on December 3

Nairobi, Nov 17 – This year’s Tusk Conservation Awards that recognize the efforts of leading conservationists in Africa will take place virtually on December...

Climate Change Threatens Health, Food, Water Security in Africa – Report

Nairobi, Oct 27 - Increasing temperatures and sea levels, changing precipitation patterns and more extreme weather are threatening human health and safety, food and...

Oil Pipeline Threatens Protected Areas in Uganda and Tanzania

By Robert Magori Nairobi, Oct 27 - The proposed East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP), which is expected to be the longest heated crude oil...

Prince William launches $65m Prize for Environmental Solutions

Nairobi, Oct 14 - The Duke of Cambridge has launched a Nobel-style environmental competition – with a £50 million ($65m) prize fund – to...

In Pictures: Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest peak, on fire

Nairobi, October 14 - A wildfire that broke out Sunday on Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, has destroyed 28 square kilometers of vegetation,...