Environment - Conservation
  • UN: UNEP urges collaboration between conservationists, palm oil industry developers
    10 november 2016 19:55:37
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) on Thursday said it is advocating a collaboration between the international conservation community and palm oil developers in order to create sustainable strategies that will save fragile ecosystems and the species that inhabit them, particularly apes. Full text...

  • Kenya: Environmentalists challenge Kenyan high speed railway project
    12 october 2016 18:42:27
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan wildlife conservationists have stepped up a campaign against the construction of a new high speed railway because of its routing inside the country's wildlife parks. Full text...

  • Senegal: Greenpeace says DR Congo secretly breached logging moratorium
    13 july 2016 15:33:25
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The environment campaign group, Greenpeace Africa, has revealed that the DR Congo government has secretly breached its own moratorium on new logging titles by granting three concessions on a total of 650.000 hectares. Full text...

  • UN: Countries begin negotiations on conserving marine biodiversity
    29 march 2016 15:30:58
    New York, US (PANA) - The first negotiating session of a Preparatory Committee established Full text...

  • Senegal: Greenpeace says Africa’s forests under threat
    25 february 2016 15:15:36
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Greenpeace International Thursday said Africa’s forests are under threat as Socfin Company’s expansion plans in a dozen countries are threatening forests that are essential for the preservation of climate balances, biodiversity and communities livelihood. Full text...

  • Senegal: African Wildlife Foundation elects new president
    28 january 2016 16:46:38
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) Thursday elected Ugandan national, Kaddu Kiwe Sebunya to serve as its new president. Full text...

  • South Africa: Sino-African group urges for wildlife conservation at China-Africa summit
    03 december 2015 18:09:12
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - On the eve of the heads-of-state summit of the Forum on China–Africa Cooperation in South Africa, a group of respected Chinese and African civil society leaders and celebrities called the China-Africa Wildlife Conservation Council are shining a spotlight on the role of wildlife conservation in sustainable economic development. Full text...

  • Kenya: EU boosts forestry conservation efforts in Kenya
    25 september 2015 18:58:08
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Villagers from the larger Nakuru County in central Kenya, are fighting the adverse effects of climate change by voluntarily planting more trees and preventing soil erosion to save the ecosystem from the adverse weather effectsunder a European Union-funded project. Full text...

  • Tanzania: New partnership to promote conservation of Africa's threatened species, ecosystems
    24 september 2015 17:24:58
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) –Thomson Safaris, a leader in responsible Tanzanian Safaris, has partnered with African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) to further its conservation efforts in East Africa, with the aim of enabling travellers to effect positive change and become ambassadors for conservation in Africa. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Kagame attends naming ritual for mountain gorillas in Rwanda
    05 september 2015 13:53:55
    Musanze, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Saturday witnessed the 11th annual naming ritual for 24 gorillas, born during the past 12 months in the country's northern Volcanoes National Park, where he urged residents of the neighbourhood to strive for self-sufficiency through utilisation of the abundant natural resources. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Rwanda imports 7 lions from South Africa to boost tourism sector
    30 june 2015 14:25:14
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The Rwandan government Tuesday imported seven lions from South Africa to its national Akagera Park, located in the eastern part of the country, as part of the ongoing national tourism campaign dedicated to re-introduce endangered animals, official sources told PANA in Kigali. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Conservationists undertake trek through Cameroon’s Dja Faunal Reserve
    22 april 2015 10:36:42
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Conservationists from Central and West Africa will Saturday embark on a week-long trek through Cameroon’s Dja Faunal Reserve to determine levels of biodiversity and human activity in the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Senegal: AMI, AWF sign partnership deal to train journos in wildlife conservation
    24 february 2015 16:55:49
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The African Media Initiative (AMI) has entered into an agreement with the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) with the aim of solidifying media involvement in wildlife conservation efforts on the continent, AMI said in a statement Tuesday. Full text...

  • UN: UNEP calls for more funding for world's conservation areas
    13 november 2014 18:46:12
    New York, US (PANA) - The world has more conservation areas than ever before, but more funding is needed, according to a new report by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). Full text...

  • Tanzania: EAC organises forum on conservation of natural resources in African mountains
    14 july 2014 12:29:42
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Africa’s experts in conservation and management of natural resources are due to meet 22-24 October 2014 in Arusha, Tanzania, to discuss how they would promote collaboration among different stakeholders for a regional framework on sustainable mountain development, it was announced here Monday. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Rwanda, Uganda and the DRC sign agreement on biodiversity conservation
    15 may 2014 21:03:19
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Countries responsible for the conservation of biodiversity within the the Greater Virunga, shared by Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), on Thursday signed a cooperation agreement to protect endangered species. Full text...

  • DRC: DR Congo to improve great apes conservation policy
    09 april 2014 15:23:23
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) - The Congolese Institute for the Conservation of Nature (ICCN) is to take advantage of the experience of participants at a workshop on the conservation of great apes to establish a good policy to ensure the conservation of these species in DR Congo, Benoît Kisuki, director in charge of scientific and technical studies at ICCN, said on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Clinton, daughter tour African Wildlife Foundation projects in Zambia
    03 august 2013 12:42:49
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - Former US President Bill Clinton and his daughter, Chelsea, on Friday visited conservation projects of the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) in Zambia, a visit that will surely put the spotlight on the important work of the Foundation. Full text...

  • Angolan authorities 'satisfied' with Antelope conservation project
    13 december 2012 13:42:41
    Malanje, Angola (PANA) - Angolan authorities have expressed their satisfaction with the ongoing project to protect the extinction-threatened giant sable antelope in the Kangandala National Park, Angola’s northern Malanje province. Full text...

  • WB to support urgent conservation of biodiversity in Madagascar
    22 june 2011 07:51:09
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The World Bank Wednesday announced a US$52 million package to support conservation efforts in 30 national parks and three newly-protected areas, covering some 2.7 million hectares of land in Madagascar. Full text...

  • Harmful environmental practices cause Mali CFA 61b per year
    08 june 2011 15:11:30
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Harmful practices such as bush fires, excessive cutting of timber and occupation of forest reserves in Mali are causing economic losses of about 61.2 billion FCFA per year, or 1 8 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) to the country, the Ministry of Environment and Sanitation disclosed to PANA here Wednesday. Full text...

  • MONUC to support relocation of orphaned gorillas in DRC
    01 april 2010 14:41:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC) will send helicopters to facilitate the transportation of orphaned gorillas to a new sanctuary in a natural reserve of Tanya in North Kivu province. Full text...

  • New report chides Tanzania over illegal ivory trade
    16 february 2010 14:45:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A damning new report obtained by PANA here Tuesday accus es Tanzania and Zambia, which are bidding to be allowed to dispose of their ivory stockpiles at next monthâ?s 15th Convention of Intern ational Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in Doha, Qatar, for laxity in protection of the elephants. Full text...

  • Kenya's natural resources management project takes off
    17 december 2009 12:01:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenya Forestry Service (KFS) is implementing an ambi tious environment conservation project in Meru South District, eastern Kenya, at a cost of. Full text...

  • 2,000 Kenyan youth for conservation, peace soccer tournament
    23 november 2009 12:17:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- More than 2,000 Kenyan youth are this week gathering in Nairobi, the Kenyan capital, for a series of soccer tournaments organised to sensitise the public on peaceful co-ex istence and environmental conservation. Full text...

  • Usain Bolt in Kenya on environmental conservation mission
    30 october 2009 16:31:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- World's track super-star Usain Bolt of Jamaica has arr ived in Kenya on his first African trip, to spearhead an environmental campaign t hat would see him adopt a cheetah, the world's fastest animal, his Kenyan hosts said on Friday. Full text...

  • Clinton to boost Kenyaâ?s environment conservation efforts
    23 september 2009 11:36:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyaâ?s forest conservation efforts received a rare bo ost late Tuesday when former US President Bill Clinton pledged to mobilise funds to help the East African countr y increase its forest cover from the current 1. Full text...

  • Wildlife experts call for better protection of gorillas
    12 june 2009 15:11:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Delegates from 20 countries, who attended a two-day conf erence in Frankfurt, Germany, to mark the UN Year of the Gorilla, have launched a global campaign to conserve humankind’s second closest relative, according to a news release from UNEP received here Friday. Full text...

  • Mozambican minister calls for proper management of conservation areas
    22 november 2007 19:37:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican Tourism Minister Fernando Sumbana has reiterated the importance of upgrading the management of conservation areas to the highest standards to allow sustainable use of the country's natural resources. Full text...

  • Kenya to raise fund globally for wildlife conservation
    10 august 2007 10:45:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya plans to raise funds internationally for its wildlife conservation efforts as a means of forestalling a potential decline in the number of wild animals in its national parks and game reserves, a senior official said here. Full text...

  • France aids Kenya's conservation projects
    21 july 2007 12:08:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The French Government has partnered with Kenya in an ambitious 4 billion shillings (about US$59 million) undertaking to finance four environmental conservation and rehabilitation projects in the eastern African country, according to officials Saturday. Full text...

  • Kenya firm on ivory trade ban
    18 july 2007 18:28:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya has re-affirmed its commitment to the conservation and management of its flora and fauna and will continue to oppose the trade in ivory products as a means to conserve its dwindling elephant population, the country’s vice-president Moody Awori said here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Trees, animals thrive at rehabilitated quarry
    16 july 2007 09:34:00
    Mombasa- Kenya (PANA) -- Haller Park, the environmental conservation and public recreational haven in the Kenyan coastal port city of Mombasa, is best known as a place where two wild animals, who normally do not see eye to eye, defied nature and decided to co-exist. Full text...

  • Kenyan NGO raises alarm over rare Zebra species
    26 may 2007 14:37:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Grevy Zebra, which 70 percent of its world population is found in the northern Kenyan grasslands of Laikipia is threatened with extinction due to pasture conflicts with livestock, the country's wildlife conservationists warned Saturday. Full text...

  • E. Africa starts fish conservation on Lake Victoria
    28 february 2007 11:57:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- East African countries have embarked on a major training programme for beach management units around Lake Victoria to stem the growing threat of over-fishing in the second largest fresh water mass in the world, media reports said here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Congolese reporter wins nature conservation prize
    23 february 2007 11:45:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Nicaise Kibel-Bel, editor of DR Congo's fortnightly newspaper "Les coulisses," is one of 17 winners of the 2006 Alexander Abraham Prize for nature conservation. Full text...

  • UNEP funds Kenyan dry land management project
    19 november 2006 13:38:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) has, through its Global Environment Facility (GEF), started an environmental conservation and management project in one of Kenya's arid and semi arid district. Full text...

  • Dutch NGO assists Kenyan environment conservation committee
    26 august 2006 13:58:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) – A Kenyan environmental con-servation committee in the southern district has reached an accord with the Netherlands Development Organisation, SNV, to train Kenyans on environmental conservation and management. Full text...

  • New bid to save Kenya's flamingo haven
    16 march 2006 18:44:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A number of Kenyan groups have teamed up to salvage Lake Nakuru, one of Kenya's famous bird and wildlife havens internationally known for its flamingo population, from degradation as a result of adverse human activity. Full text...

  • Leaders confer about setting up new national park
    30 november 2005 13:46:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Environmental Affairs and Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk has described his Tuesday meeting with local leaders of the wild coast region of the Eastern Cape as "frank, necessary, and very constructive. Full text...

  • Kenya to study traditional wildlife conservation methods
    14 november 2005 11:39:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Wildlife conservationists in three arid and semi arid northern Kenya districts have formed a task force to study traditional methods of conservation and conflict resolution in order to recommend possible areas of external assistance to modernise them. Full text...

  • AU boosts wildlife conservation in Kenya
    11 november 2005 16:46:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) through the Inter-Africa Bureau for Animals (IBAR) plans to raise 250 million Kenya shillings to develop community wildlife conservation initiatives in Kenya over three years (1 US dollar = 74Kshs). Full text...

  • Status change of Kenyan animal sanctuary saddens NGO
    12 october 2005 16:07:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) has expressed opposition to a recent decision by Kenyan authorities to downgrade one of the country's national parks to a National Reserve status. Full text...

  • DR Congo to review conservation law
    05 october 2005 11:29:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The DR Congo Institute for the Conservation of Nature, ICCN, has initiated national consultations towards the review of the country's conservation law. Full text...

  • Efforts to save Mt Kenya forest underway
    19 september 2005 12:29:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's forestry officials, regional administrators and wildlife service personnel from the central and eastern provinces Monday held a crisis meeting in Chuka, a town 200 km north of Nairobi, to redress the deteriorating conservation situation around Mount Kenya forest region. Full text...

  • Kenyan Nobel laureate Maathai urges G-8 support for conservation
    05 june 2005 19:22:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan Nobel Peace laureate, environmentalist Wangari Maathai, Sunday appealed to G-8 countries to support initiatives that would sustain the world's environment-friendly programmes. Full text...

  • Kibaki urges conservation of the environment
    30 april 2005 12:07:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki urged his compatriots to close ranks in a general mobilisation to protect the environment, as he launched this year's National Tree Planting season Friday in Nairobi. Full text...

  • Mbeki scoops UNEP environmental leadership award
    12 april 2005 14:05:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- President Thabo Mbeki of South Africa is among seven leaders selected by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) as champions of the Earth for the world to follow. Full text...

  • IUCN links poverty reduction to conservation of nature
    18 march 2005 11:23:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- G8 (Group of eight world economic powers) members can reduce poverty and improve the livelihoods of the world's poorest people by halting the loss of biodiversity and improving the protection of ecosystems, the World Conservation Union (IUCN) suggested Friday. Full text...

  • Declining environment threatens human survival - UNEP
    22 february 2005 14:31:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The UN Environmental Programme (UNEP) has called on world leaders to redouble their efforts in fighting environmental degradation and massive chemical pollution across the globe. Full text...

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