Environment - Conservation
  • Conservationists oppose Kenya govt's wildlife move
    01 february 2005 14:25:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Animal conservationists in Kenya on Tuesday disagreed with President Mwai Kibaki's government plan to send 20 wild animal species to Thailand. Full text...

  • African countries gear to clash at CITES meeting
    30 september 2004 14:02:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- African countries are hardening their positions ahead of a major CITES conference set to open Saturday in Bangkok, Thailand, where those opposing a total ban on wildlife trade are expected to clash with supporters of the ban. Full text...

  • World Bank pledges US$16 million to revamp Kenyan forests
    25 september 2004 17:51:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The World Bank and International Finance Corporation (IFC) have pledged US$16 million in support of Kenya government's efforts to conserve forests. Full text...

  • Overseas volunteers help save Kenya's mangroves
    13 september 2004 15:03:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- When the inhabitants of Gazi village in Kenya's southern Indian Ocean coastal region saw over 200 Caucasians arrive two weeks ago, they no doubt must have mistaken them for tourists who flock the region to sample the 'sun and sand' that have made the area famous. Full text...

  • Conservation body moves to save DR Congo rhino, elephants
    11 august 2004 08:58:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) announced Wednesday an ambitious plan to curb poaching in a major wildlife conservation area of DR Congo. Full text...

  • EU funds conservation of Lake Jipe in Kenya
    09 august 2004 13:01:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The European Union (EU) is to fund major rehabilitation works to revive the rapidly drying Lake Jipe on the border with Tanzania, under a programme that also seeks to improve the livelihoods of communities living around the water mass. Full text...

  • Kenya to review wildlife management laws
    24 may 2004 19:07:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A senior official in the Kenyan ministry of Environment has said the country needs to review its Wildlife conservation and management laws and define a comprehensive policy to address human/wildlife conflicts. Full text...

  • Major boost for South Africa's conservation efforts
    06 may 2004 11:11:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A record four million rand has been raised from the private sector for wildlife projects in South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal Province, according to KwaZulu-Natal wildlife chief executive officer Khulani Mkhize (1 USD - R6. Full text...

  • Kenyan community in new venture to conserve forests
    03 may 2004 16:11:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Communities living in arid and semi-arid areas neighbouring Mount Kenya forest in Kenya's Meru and Laikipia districts will through a local community forest conservation and management project initiate development ventures aimed at uplifting living standards of the local population. Full text...

  • Kenyan group faults wildlife conservation laws
    29 april 2004 13:28:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A Kenyan wildlife conservation group is unhappy with the local Wildlife Management Act, alleging it was outdated and a hindrance to the government and community efforts in wildlife conservation and management. Full text...

  • WWF boosts Kenya's conservation efforts
    20 april 2004 14:59:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in conjunction with a Kenyan-based environmental group will spend about US$100,000 in afforestation and re-forestation programmes in the country's southern plains, famous for abundant flora and fauna. Full text...

  • Stakeholders mobilise to halt pollution on Lake Victoria
    19 april 2004 09:47:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- In an initiative dubbed the "Uhai (Kiswahili for Life) Lake Forum," several organisations working with riparian fishing communities have mobilised to halt pollution and excessive exploitation now degrading Lake Victoria's biodiversity. Full text...

  • World Bank pleased with SA conservation project
    02 march 2004 13:42:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The World Bank has expressed satisfaction with the implementation of the Maloti-Drakensberg Transfrontier Conservation and Development Project in South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal province. Full text...

  • Kenya to develop strategies on animal/human conflict
    24 february 2004 16:17:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) has unveiled an ambitious plan aimed at designing and developing strategies to tackle the perennial problem of human-wildlife conflict in the coastal district of Taita-Taveta district, bordering the world famous Tsavo National Park. Full text...

  • Kenyan leaders oppose conservation project
    10 january 2004 15:48:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Leaders from Kenya's northern arid and desert wastelands districts of Isiolo and Marsabit are angry over an ambitious wildlife conservation project in the region. Full text...

  • Kenya to prop its rhino population
    08 january 2004 16:02:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya plans to boost its black rhino population as part of efforts to conserve the species, the Director of the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) Evans Mukolwe announced in Nairobi Thursday. Full text...

  • First animals arrive in South African game reserve
    14 october 2003 14:02:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The first animals to be relocated to South Africa's Usuthu Gorge Community Conservation Area have arrived in the northern Zululand park. Full text...

  • EU hands over conservation projects in Kenya's Malindi
    11 october 2003 16:16:00
    Malindi- Kenya (PANA) -- European Union's head of delegation in Kenya Gary Quince on Saturday officially handed over two rehabilitated conservation projects to officials of the Indian Ocean coastal district of Malindi. Full text...

  • Kenya may import timber from Southern Africa
    06 october 2003 12:55:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A senior Kenya government official said tht the country may soon be forced to import timber from Tanzania, Rwanda and South Africa if the current wanton destruction of forests in the country was not curbed. Full text...

  • Lesotho, South Africa launch trans-frontier conservation project
    25 august 2003 08:53:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A massive trans-frontier conservation project encompassing areas in the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Free State and Lesotho was launched in Lesotho at the weekend. Full text...

  • Rare Kenyan animal species on the verge of extinction
    15 july 2003 09:03:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- One of Kenya's endangered wildlife species, the Hirola Antelope, is facing extinction, unless urgent conservation measures are put in place, a senior wildlife official has said. Full text...

  • Riparian states adopt convention to conserve Lake Tanganyika
    12 june 2003 18:54:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Environment ministers from Tanzania, Burundi, DR Congo and Zambia have signed a convention on the sustainable management of Lake Tanganyika. Full text...

  • Kenyan NGO to develop eco-tourism project
    15 may 2003 20:18:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A Kenyan-based environmental NGO, the African Conservation Centre, plans to develop a community-based eco-tourism business in the Greater Amboseli Region in the southern part of the country bordering Tanzania. Full text...

  • Southern African nations seek development of eco-tourism
    13 may 2003 19:27:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- In an integrated approach to conservation Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe have developed a tour package dubbed 'Four Corners Countries' to protect some 60,000 elephants, according to information released at the African Travel Association congress underway here. Full text...

  • Coal firm in KwaZulu-Natal initiates conservation project
    29 april 2003 08:44:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The Richard's Bay Coal Terminal in South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal province -- the largest coal terminal in the world -- is engaged in a unique move to involve a nearby rural community in a conservation project. Full text...

  • Destruction rates of Kenya's forests now dropping - UN Report
    27 april 2003 11:22:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The level of destruction of Mount Kenya's forests, the source of the country's major rivers, has dropped substantially since 1999, a UN report on changes in the state of conservation of the country's forests reveals. Full text...

  • Experts meet on West Africa's "protected areas"
    19 april 2003 19:03:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Some 100 researchers and conservationists from Africa and other parts of the world are participating in an ongoing international meeting on the management of protected areas in West Africa, at the northern Benin town of Parakou, the national news agency, ABP, reported Saturday. Full text...

  • Move to halt human-animal conflict in Kenya
    28 march 2003 14:05:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan environment ministry officials on Friday moved fast to halt an on-going animal-human conflict in the country's Mount Kenya region by ordering the immediate relocation of several public utility facilities which had been constructed on traditional animal migratory routes. Full text...

  • Snakes make way for South Africa's Coega Industrial Development
    19 february 2003 19:22:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Hundreds of reptiles have been moved to safety from one of the largest of Coega Industrial Development Zone sites, a 150-hectare area earmarked for an aluminium smelter. Full text...

  • Lioness brings fame to Kenya's northern tourist circuit
    20 january 2003 19:21:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The lioness snarls and advances menacingly as a photographer, his upper torso partly out through the window of the high utility vehicle, positions for a shot of a beast that has made Kenya's northern tourist circuit famous. Full text...

  • Volunteer programme assists conservation in South Africa
    16 january 2003 11:14:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's Wildlands Trust volunteer programme, widely seen as affording participants a chance to deeply experience a country and its people, is currently taking a second batch of environmental volunteers in KwaZulu-Natal province. Full text...

  • UNEP assists African nomads to conserve environment
    09 january 2003 11:45:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) has launched a multi-million-dollar project to help nomads and communities in three African countries conserve native flowers, shrubs and trees, and boost their prospects. Full text...

  • South Africa hosts first African botanical gardens congress
    26 november 2002 21:49:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, Mohammed Valli Moosa, has launched the first African Botanical Congress in Durban, marking the first time in history that representatives from botanical gardens throughout Africa have come together to discuss the sustainability of continent's botanical gardens. Full text...

  • Poverty, HIV/AIDS pose challenge to environment
    12 november 2002 19:30:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Poverty and HIV/AIDS have been described as the greatest hindrances to sustainable development as well as environmental conservation in Botswana. Full text...

  • South Africa offers conservation management volunteer jobs
    03 october 2002 10:13:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Young people from South Africa and other countries will work on conservation management programmes in the country's Kwa-Zulu Natal province. Full text...

  • Study notes loss of traditional conservation knowledge in Africa
    30 september 2002 22:38:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Traditional knowledge on the management and conservation of natural resources handed down generations in Africa is being obliterated by modernity and HIV/AIDS scourge, a study contends. Full text...

  • White Sharks benefit from new conservation measures
    25 september 2002 15:47:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Great White Shark of 'Jaws' fame, the highly endangered, hairy-kneed camel and the blind Ganges River Dolphin, are among several rare and threatened animals, which have won tough new protection laws at an international wildlife meeting. Full text...

  • Chevron donates software to Nigerian Conservation Foundation
    26 august 2002 14:06:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Chevron Nigeria Limited has donated some Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software to the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), the Foundation said. Full text...

  • Ex-government workers launch conservation initiative
    14 june 2002 20:09:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- In an unprecedented move, 86 former employees of the Kenyan Environment and Natural Resources Ministry, have formed a self-help group to assist the authorities in the rehabilitation of depleted forest areas in the Mt Kenya District of Meru Central. Full text...

  • Govt urges Zambians to protect the environment
    04 june 2002 18:45:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian Tourism, Environment and Natural Resources Levison Mumba, Tuesday called on his compatriots to take positive steps at reversing environmental damage. Full text...

  • First regional conservation forum set for Kenya
    26 april 2002 08:25:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Some 120 delegates from eastern Africa and beyond gather in Nairobi Tuesday to deliberate on the need to form partnerships in implementing conservation initiatives. Full text...

  • Kenya launches new conservation project
    25 april 2002 19:30:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A forestry and natural resources conservation project has been launched within the Arabuko Sokoke forests in Kenya's coast province. Full text...

  • Mauritian NGO urges preservation of a resort
    25 february 2002 07:20:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian NGO, SAPO (Soli darité-Anti-Pollution-Ouest), Monday urged tourism promoters to help preserve the Bénitiers Islet, on the western coast of the country. Full text...

  • Botswana to enact environment act
    22 february 2002 19:22:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- The Botswana government is about to enact an environment management act aimed at integrating the conservation of natural resources into the development process. Full text...

  • Tanzania pledges new law to govern forests
    19 february 2002 20:24:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- A meeting focussing on forestry issues in the African continent opened Monday in Arusha, Tanzania with the government pledging to amend in May the country's laws governing the exploitation of forests in order to stop rapid deforestation. Full text...

  • Toyota launches Conservation project in KwaZulu-Natal
    13 february 2002 10:36:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Toyota South Africa has extended its successful Urban Conservancy Project (UCP), launched in the Free State Province in 1996, to KwaZulu-Natal. Full text...

  • NGOs join preservation of Kenyan forest resources
    07 february 2002 09:06:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- In a move to improve security and conserve endangered flora and fauna species in the Mount Kenya National Park and Forest Reserve, two international charitable NGOs have announced plans to provide equipment and train personnel of Kenyan Wildlife Services operating in the park. Full text...

  • Kenyan civic authority to work with US body on conservation
    14 january 2002 12:53:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A US-based wildlife conservation body operating in Africa and a Kenyan civic authority have entered into an agreement to consult and collaborate with each other on issues related to the conservation and management of wildlife in the latter's area of jurisdiction. Full text...

  • East African regional conservation body in move to save rivers
    14 january 2002 07:42:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Lake Victoria Environment Management Programme (LVEMP) has developed a joint implementation plan for conservation of cross-border rivers such as the River Mara (Kenya/Tanzania) and River Malaba on the Kenya/Uganda border, the body's director of afforestation activities, Saidi Matano, has said. Full text...

  • Botswana, EC sign wildlife conservation agreement
    08 november 2001 09:41:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- The Botswana government and the European Commission have signed a 70-million-pula (11. Full text...

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