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Gabon: When beekeeping reduces community pressure on the forest and wildlife

Gabon: When beekeeping reduces community pressure on the forest and wildlife

By Boris Ngounou, Afrik 21 In the provinces of Ogooué-Ivindo and Ngounié, located respectively in the north-east and south of Gabon, local communities are being introduced to the practice of beekeeping. Funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by Conservation Justice, the Reinforcement of Wildlife Law Enforcement (RALFF) programme aims to reduce the footprint of local communities on the forest and wildlife. Rural communities in Ogooué-Ivindo and Ngounié, two provinces in the north-east and south of Gabon respectively, now have an effective alternative to poaching and illegal...

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Illegal wildlife trade war gains momentum as experts get new fighting tips in Dar

Illegal wildlife trade war gains momentum as experts get new fighting tips in Dar

By Gadiosa Lamtey, The Citizen The second phase of a regional training, involving Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, that seeks to upskill enforcement officers in fighting illegal wildlife trade is currently underway in Dar es Salaam as international organizations buttress their efforts to combat maritime trafficking of wildlife between Africa and Asia. The past training programs were conducted in Mombasa, Kenya and in Arusha, Tanzania with the last one scheduled to be held in Uganda in October, 2022. The Conservation Commissioner of the Tanzania Forest Services Agency (TFS), Prof Dos Santos Silayo,...

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263 elephants translocated in Malawi to keep parks healthy

263 elephants translocated in Malawi to keep parks healthy

By Independent Online (IOL) Conservationists have successfully translocated more than 260 elephants to Kasungu National Park in Malawi. Malawi’s Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW), the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and African Parks (AP) announced that the mission was completed on schedule this weekend, with 263 elephants moved to Kasungu National Park. The translocation is part of a national conservation initiative to maintain healthy habitats in Malawi’s national parks, establish viable elephant populations and ensure the prosperity of local communities living...

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Uganda’s parks teeming with wildlife as conservation efforts pay off

Uganda’s parks teeming with wildlife as conservation efforts pay off

By Africanews Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of Uganda's most popular tourist destinations. The park located in the southwestern part of Uganda is home to over 95 different species of mammals, and over 600 species of birds. Queen Elizabeth National park was designated as a biosphere reserve by UNESCO and is the only national park in Uganda that contains human enclaves inside its protected area. There are 11 fishing villages inside the park. Uganda's biodiversity was hit hard by the different political instability that rocked the country in the 70s and 80s, some species became extinct....

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