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  • Tunisia hosts meeting on ecological control in Africa
    09 october 2002 08:25:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- A meeting is underway in Tunis to discuss the launch of an African network on ecological surveillance, cartography of natural resources, remote sensing and early warning systems. Full text...

  • SADC to step up campaign for ivory sales
    08 october 2002 19:21:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) countries have decided to step up a campaign so that member states with huge ivory stockpiles could be allowed to sell them. Full text...

  • Kenya hosts meeting on sustainable use of River Nile Basin
    08 october 2002 18:24:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Representatives from the ten Nile Basin countries were Tuesday in Nairobi rounding up a two-day meeting on water resource development, poverty reduction and sound environmental management. Full text...

  • WFP warns of wide-spread hunger in Ethiopia
    08 october 2002 18:12:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The World Food Programme (WFP) Tuesday called for an immediate response to head off a massive humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia, warning that the number of people in need of food aid would rise sharply from the current 6 million to 10-14 million people next year. Full text...

  • UNEP urges children to join painting competition
    08 october 2002 13:30:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Nairobi-based UN Environmental Programme (UNEP) has appealed to children around the globe to join its painting competition aimed at portraying a cleaner, healthier, fairer and more environmentally friendly world. Full text...

  • Kenya's world famous Mom Lioness adopts fifth baby antelope
    08 october 2002 12:35:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's history-making Mom Lioness, which hit international headlines by adopting a day-old oryx last Christmas Day, continued to confound conservationists Tuesday after it adopted its fifth baby antelope. Full text...

  • Togo develops plan to save elephants
    07 october 2002 10:02:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Togo has developed a national plan to preserve its dwindling elephant population. Full text...

  • Mauritius marks International Year of the Mountains
    05 october 2002 20:19:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritius Saturday marked the International Year of the Mountains with a photo and plant exhibition in Curepipe, 25 km south of the capital. Full text...

  • Millions in Ethiopia face food shortage, report warns
    03 october 2002 20:35:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- A Famine Early Warning System (FEWS) report issued Thursday by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) warned that Ethiopia could face an unprecedented drought that would leave 14 million people in desperate need of food aid. Full text...

  • USAID warns of impending famine in Ethiopia
    03 october 2002 17:05:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- United States Agency for International Development's Early Warning System warned Thursday 14 million people would need food aid in Ethiopia due to an unprecedented drought. Full text...

  • WWF helps Kenya's rhino conservation efforts
    03 october 2002 15:34:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Thursday donated rhino monitoring and surveillance equipment worth more than Ksh 3. 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...

  • UNEP Seeks to Curb Marine Pollution in Coastal Lands
    03 october 2002 09:50:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- West African coastal habitats are among the world's sea regions most threatened from untreated sewage discharged into coastal waters, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) disclosed here Thursday. Full text...

  • Rainstorm hits Cape Town
    03 october 2002 08:51:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- About 100 people have been evacuated from their homes in Cape Town after a fierce storm lashed the area on Wednesday night. Full text...

  • Yaounde hosts meeting on ozone protection
    02 october 2002 23:04:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The sixth meeting of coordinators in the African Network for the Protection of the Ozone Layer opened Tuesday in Yaounde noting that only four countries on the continent had still not frozen their consumption of ozone depleting chemicals. Full text...

  • Hyacinth weed now under control on Lake Victoria - Minister
    02 october 2002 21:00:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Hyacinth, an aquatic weed that has in the recent past caused untold havoc on Lake Victoria's waters by disrupting fishing and marine activities in Africa's largest fresh water mass, has finally been brought under manageable levels, a Ugandan official has claimed. Full text...

  • NGO launches project to save Kenya's forest cover
    01 october 2002 16:22:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan NGO, Renewable Energy Technology Assistant Programme (RETAP), has launched an environmental management and conservation initiative to help check the wanton destruction of the country's forest. Full text...

  • Preparations underway to remove wastes from Italian shipwreck
    01 october 2002 08:26:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Preparations are underway to remove the remaining contents of 21 containers of hazardous chemicals from the Jolly Rubino, an Italian-registered cargo ship that ran aground 14 km south of the St Lucia estuary in KwaZulu-Natal on 12 September. 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...

  • Mauritian pupils campaign against plastic bags
    30 september 2002 17:12:00
    Port Louis- Maurice (PANA) -- Mauritian pupils Monday stormed into shops and markets of Phoenix town to sensitize the public about the negative effects of plastic shopping bags on the environment. Full text...

  • UNEP addresses water problem for Maasai herders in Kenya
    27 september 2002 17:02:00
    Kajiado- Kenya (PANA) -- The UN Environmental Programme (UNEP) has embarked on a campaign to help Kenyan pastoralists and other disadvantaged communities in Kenya's semi-arid district of Kajiado get access to clean drinking water. Full text...

  • South Africa takes innovative action on plastic waste
    26 september 2002 21:33:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African government, business and labour have signed a ground-breaking agreement on the management of plastic bags, ending years of disagreement over the merits of increasing the thickness of shopping bags. Full text...

  • UNEP to boost Wind, Solar Energy in poor countries
    26 september 2002 13:54:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- An international effort to map out the most promising wind- and solar-power sites in developing countries received a boost Thursday with the announcement of a new collaboration between the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and one of the world's leading "green energy" research centres. 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...

  • Containers wash up along South African coast
    25 september 2002 14:04:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Several containers thought to have washed ashore from a wrecked cargo vessel have been sighted along South Africa's Eastern Cape coast, notably in Port Elizabeth, Jeffreys' Bay and Plettenberg Bay. Full text...

  • Kenyans clean up Nairobi, Mombasa
    21 september 2002 18:01:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya Saturday joined the rest of the world in observing the Clean up the World Weekend with hundreds of volunteers, civic leaders and students involved in clean-up activities. Full text...

  • Mysterious gas forces closure of Botswana factory
    20 september 2002 23:26:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Mysterious and harmful gas emissions have forced the closure of a Botswana garment factory, press reports said Friday. Full text...

  • Cameroon's man-made Yaounde Lake gets facelift
    18 september 2002 23:59:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Yaounde's municipal lake, dug out in 1951 and abandoned for 20 years now, is in the process of regaining all its beauty after five months of rehabilitation. Full text...

  • Mauritius reduces the use of CFCs by 20 percent
    18 september 2002 21:20:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritius will attain its goal of eliminating the use of CFC (chlorofluorocarbons) substances five years ahead of the deadline set for 2010 by the Vienna Convention, Mauritian environment minister Rajesh Bhagwan told PANA Wednesday. Full text...

  • Prince Charles Enlists Support for Albatross Conservation Pact
    18 september 2002 09:09:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Prince of Wales at an international wildlife conference on Wednesday urged nations to support a key treaty designed to protect albatrosses and petrels from fishing lines. Full text...

  • Kenyan foresters attempt to green arid zones
    17 september 2002 16:25:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Forestry development and environmental conservation could succeed in Kenya if local communities were actively involved in the development of afforestation programmes, the country's Environment Minister, Isaack Ruto has said. Full text...

  • Report warns of continued vulnerability of ozone layer
    16 september 2002 08:25:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A report by the world's leading ozone scientists warns that despite good signs of recovery, the ozone layer will remain vulnerable during the next decade or so, even if countries comply with international agreements to protect it. Full text...

  • Cyclone damages ecosystem in the Seychelles
    15 september 2002 20:25:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- The natural environment of the Cousin Island, ranked as the Seychelles' special reserve in terms of biodiversity, has been severely damaged by a cyclone that has hit the archipelago, official sources have said. Full text...

  • Mass environmental awareness campaign in Mauritius
    15 september 2002 18:06:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- To boost environmental protection in Mauritius, the country's police as well as local administration and health officials will begin mass public awareness campaign 20 September, according to Environment Minister Rajesh Bhagwan. Full text...

  • South Africa says WSSD generated upward 750 million US dollars
    15 september 2002 15:51:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African government said at the weekend that more than 8,000 million (758 million US dollars) was generated from the recent World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in Johannesburg. Full text...

  • Kenya wildlife body to translocate elephants
    15 september 2002 13:10:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) says it will soon re-locate a herd of elephants from the Baringo area in Rift Valley province to the Meru National Park, Eastern Kenya in a bid to minimise animal-human conflict in Rift Valley farmlands. Full text...

  • New Nile Delta Develops on Sudan/Egypt Border
    14 september 2002 18:09:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- A new delta is developing on the River Nile near the common border between Sudan and Egypt, it was announced in Khartoum Saturday. Full text...

  • Authorities ration water in Lusaka as drought deepens
    14 september 2002 13:52:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Water is being rationed to households in Lusaka to ensure that adequate supplies are maintained up to the end of the year, when the rainy season is expected to get underway. Full text...

  • Pretoria, International Atomic Energy Agency sign protocol
    14 september 2002 12:22:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa has signed a protocol with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) aimed at boosting their joint efforts towards global nuclear non- proliferation. Full text...

  • Cape Verde hosts International seminar on sea accidents
    13 september 2002 17:20:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- An international seminar on sea rescue operations began Thursday in Tarrafal, on Santiago island, chaired by Cape Verde's Infrastructure and Transport Minister, Jorge Lopes. Full text...

  • African, Asian states end meeting on preserving elephants
    13 september 2002 16:55:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Some 38 elephant range states from Africa and Asia concluded a two-day meeting in Nairobi Friday, resolving to encourage best practices that would ensure the preservation of the huge mammals. Full text...

  • South Africa signs protocol agreement with IAEA
    13 september 2002 11:40:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Minerals and Energy minister Susan Shabangu will on Friday in Vienna, Austria sign a Protocol additional to the Safeguard Agreement between South Africa and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Full text...

  • Cape Verde returns 100 sea turtles to natural habitat
    12 september 2002 23:11:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Cape Verde on Thursday returned 100 small sea turtles into the Atlantic Ocean after they were hatched from eggs through artificial incubation technique under the project "Cape Verde Nature 2000". Full text...

  • Ghanaian State newspaper cautions on desertification
    12 september 2002 15:23:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana's State-owned 'Daily Graphic' Thursday warned about the menace of desertification in the country and urged the authorities to take recent extreme weather patterns as warning signals. Full text...

  • French journalist appointed UNEP spokesman
    11 september 2002 14:14:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- French national, Eric Falt, has been appointed spokesperson and Director of the Division of Communications and Public Information (DCPI), of the Nairobi-based UN Environment Programme (UNEP). Full text...

  • Upsurge in elephant poaching in northern Congo
    11 september 2002 13:16:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- There has been an upsurge in the poaching of elephant in the Congolese districts of Mbomo, Etoumbi and Kelle in the northern region of Cuvette Ouest near the border with Gabon, where 40 elephant tusks were seized from poachers. Full text...

  • Scientists study wildlife on Atlantic islands
    10 september 2002 23:19:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Eighty-six scientists from various countries are attending their 4th symposium here on the ecology and conservation of fauna and flora on islands of the Atlantic Ocean. Full text...

  • Scientists study wildlife on Atlantic islands
    10 september 2002 23:18:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Eighty-six scientists from various countries are attending their 4th symposium here on the ecology and conservation of fauna and flora on islands of the Atlantic Ocean. Full text...

  • South African navy to transport animals from Namibia to Angola
    10 september 2002 18:11:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Defence Minister of Defence Mosiuoa Lekota has offered the Kissama Foundation of Angola the services of the South African Navy in an international effort to redevelop Angola's national parks. Full text...

  • South African newsmen salute successful run of Earth Summit
    10 september 2002 13:22:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African National Editors Forum (Sanef) Tuesday congratulated the government, NGOs and civil society organisations for what it judged was the successful hosting of the recent World Summit on Sustainable Development. Full text...

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