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  • Namibia launches SOS for Cape Griffon vulture
    10 october 2001 20:48:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Conservationists and environmentalists in Namibia have begun a campaign to save the Cape Griffon vulture, one of the country's most endangered species currently threatened with extinction. Full text...

  • Namibia to celebrate water day
    10 october 2001 20:40:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- For the driest country in southern Africa, there is indeed a reason to celebrate. Full text...

  • Scientists record whale sightings in South Africa
    08 october 2001 10:21:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Scientists in a chartered helicopter Monday began recording and photographing all whale sightings along South Africa's Cape coastline to monitor trends in numbers and reproductive parameters of this once severely depleted population. Full text...

  • Polish company discovers timber substitute
    06 october 2001 13:07:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A Polish company has introduced a novel house construction method using plastic, which promises to revolutionise the building industry and save receding national forests. Full text...

  • UNEP includes Zambezi ecosystem in ambitious project
    05 october 2001 20:40:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The Zambezi valley ecosystem has been selected as one of a group of ecosystems world-wide to benefit from the 600 million US dollar Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MEA) project of the UN Environmental Programme (UNEP). Full text...

  • DR Congo implements Convention on climatic changes
    05 october 2001 19:25:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- DR Congo is currently implementing the framework Convention on climatic changes, project coordinator Maurice Matanda Kafunda hinted earlier this week. Full text...

  • Mandela opens giant game reserve
    05 october 2001 12:35:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Retired South African President Nelson Mandela opened the giant Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park on Thursday saying the world could use it as an example of how to improve relations between nations. Full text...

  • City Cracks Down On Polluters
    04 october 2001 16:55:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Municipal authorities in Zimbabwe's capital Harare Thursday introduced stringent environmental pollution checks, and stiffer penalties for offenders. Full text...

  • Protecting the environment to fight poverty
    04 october 2001 14:17:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Cape Verde is reviewing its poverty reduction strategy with the aim of integrating desertification control and biodiversity preservation as essential components of the national plan, a government source said. Full text...

  • Africa's woes blamed on absence of spatial information
    03 october 2001 23:02:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Lack of spatial information is partly to blame for unplanned settlements, slum dwellings, pollution and poverty in Africa, experts meeting in Nairobi have observed. Full text...

  • Arab environment ministers meets 24 October in Cairo
    03 october 2001 16:57:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Arab Environment Ministers were gearing up for the 13th session of their council meeting slated to convene in Cairo 24 October to develop environment friendly actions in the Arab world. Full text...

  • ECOWAS reflects on lasting development
    02 october 2001 23:53:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Delegates from member countries of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) are currently reflecting in Abidjan on ways to lasting development in the sub region, organisers said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Cameroon spends 5 billion CFA F on natural disasters
    02 october 2001 13:40:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Within 10 years, Cameroon has experienced 75 natural disasters which cost the state five billion CFA francs, the secretary of state for regional administration, Adamou Modi, said in Yaounde Monday. Full text...

  • Niger's Ingall date palms under threat
    01 october 2001 23:59:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Some 10,000 ancient date palms in the Ingall palm grove 850 km north of Niamey are in danger, as wells subside and the oasis in which they were planted gradually silt up, the weekly Sahel Dimanche magazine has warned. Full text...

  • Sand extractors protest government ban
    01 october 2001 16:10:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Some 400 disgruntled sand extractors, who are members of the 1200-strong Lagoon sand extracting owners and employees common front in Mauritius, demonstrated Monday in Port Louis against a government ban on extraction. Full text...

  • South African television documentary wins Award
    01 october 2001 10:16:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African wildlife television newsmagazine, "50/50" has won the 2001 Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage Pal Award. Full text...

  • Residents in fresh bid to clean up Nairobi
    30 september 2001 11:03:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- In a fresh bid to clean Nairobi, the city council has issued an order banning the careless disposal of waste, which it says has become a common feature near schools, churches and other institutions. Full text...

  • President Pires to attend COP 5 in Geneva next week
    28 september 2001 15:23:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- The president of Cape Verde, Pedro Pires, is to attend the fifth session of the parties conference on the UN convention on desertification control (COP 5) to be held in Geneva, Switzerland, from 1 to 12 October. Full text...

  • Ghanaian capital taken over by refuse
    27 september 2001 18:28:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghanaian capital, Accra, is being clogged by tons of refuse as city authorities and residents disagree over dump sites. Full text...

  • SADC faces precarious water situation
    26 september 2001 21:43:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- The precarious water situation remains a priority issue on the agenda as the 14-nation Southern African Development Community (SADC) introduces reforms, a senior official has stated. Full text...

  • UK backs UNEP great apes survival project
    26 september 2001 08:57:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- International efforts to save the world's remaining great apes has received a big boost following a pledge from the government of the United Kingdom. Full text...

  • Botswana donates hippos to Malaysia
    25 september 2001 19:47:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Botswana has donated four hippopotamus to Malaysia, where they will be used to attract visitors to one of the country's wetlands. Full text...

  • Conservation meeting put off following terror attacks
    25 september 2001 19:47:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- A meeting of the World Commission on Protected Areas, planned to be held 1-5 October in Tanzania, has been put off following the recent terrorist attacks in the United States. Full text...

  • UNDP to strengthen ties with Libya
    25 september 2001 17:46:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The United Nations Development Programme has promised to cooperate with Libya in the areas of environmental protection, the preservation of natural resources, and urban planning. Full text...

  • Paper chides Ugandans over Lake Victoria fishing
    25 september 2001 14:21:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Communities from the three East African countries living around Lake Victoria are at loggerheads over fishing rights. Full text...

  • Kenya to strengthen environmental management
    24 september 2001 16:40:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya plans new guidelines for strict enforcement of its newly enacted Environmental Management and Co-ordination Act, Environmental Conservation Minister Katana Ngala, announced Monday. Full text...

  • Sudan moves to check farming in forest zone
    24 september 2001 15:28:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The Sudanese National Forests Authority has announced it is suspending for two years, the issuance of licenses for new agricultural schemes in natural forest zones. Full text...

  • Benin hosts National Biodiversity fair in November
    22 september 2001 17:08:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The Benin National Museum for natural sciences is hosting a week-long fair in November to raise public awareness on the preservation of biodiversity. Full text...

  • Canadian company barred from mining
    22 september 2001 11:26:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A Kenyan high court Friday permanently blocked Tiomin Kenya Limited, a subsidiary of Tiomin Incorporated of Canada, from mining titanium in Kwale District on the Indian Ocean coast. Full text...

  • Cape Verde signs FLDS convention
    21 september 2001 23:49:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- President Pedro Pires of Cape Verde Thursday signed sub regional convention establishing a Foundation for Sustainable Development in the Sahel (FSDS), mooted to collect and manage funds for desertification control. Full text...

  • Millions rally for 'Clean up World Campaign'
    21 september 2001 12:36:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan citizens will be amongst 38 million people cleaning up the world over the weekend of 21-23 September, uniting individuals and communities in 123 nations, Clean Up the World is a non-profit global event, held in conjunction with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Full text...

  • Zambia's black lechwe likely to be extinct
    20 september 2001 18:03:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia's finance minister, Katele Kalumba, Thursday expressed concern over the survival of the black lechwe in the country's northern Bangweulu plains. Full text...

  • Flood kills three people in central Tunisia
    19 september 2001 21:42:00
    Sidi Bouzid- Tunisia (PANA) -- Three people died in serious flooding Wednesday at Tunisia's central region of Sidi Bouzid, the Tunisian press agency reported. Full text...

  • Zambia moves to balance development and conservation
    19 september 2001 20:54:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Zambian government has adopted a conservation strategy and environmental action plan with a view to redressing the imbalance incidental to the pursuit of development and environmental conservation. Full text...

  • Netherlands stops funding environment projects
    19 september 2001 20:44:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Dutch government has stopped funding environmental projects in Kenya, a daily said Wednesday. Full text...

  • ADB to host African water development meeting
    19 september 2001 08:44:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- A high level meeting to discuss ways of promoting water resources development in Africa opens in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire on Thursday. Full text...

  • Crocodile-infested River Sio claims victims
    18 september 2001 21:04:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- At least two people have reportedly been killed while several others lost their limbs in the past month following crocodiles attacks in Kenya's River Sio of Busia District near the Uganda border. Full text...

  • Kenya's Lake Nakuru experiences unstable water levels
    18 september 2001 10:02:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Lake Nakuru in the Kenyan Rift- Valley, a world famous flamingo sanctuary, is currently experiencing unstable water level fluctuation due to erratic weather and extensive deforestation of the basin's catchment areas. Full text...

  • SADC meets ahead of summit on sustainable development
    17 september 2001 23:41:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Monday began a preparatory meeting in Flic-en-Flac, Mauritius ahead of next year's World Summit on sustainable development. Full text...

  • Experts meet on Niger River resources
    17 september 2001 23:28:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Experts from the River Niger Basin Authority (NBA) are meeting in Niamey on efforts for sustainable management of the Basin's land and water resources. Full text...

  • US assists Nigerian flood victims
    17 september 2001 19:30:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The US has donated food items to flood victims in Nigeria's northern States of Kano and Jigawa, as part of the 25,000-dollar assistance to the victims, the US Consulate said in Lagos Monday. Full text...

  • Report blames environmental degradation on poverty
    17 september 2001 19:02:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Half the population of Kenya has difficulty affording food, education, clothing and health care, according to a report released by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) this month. Full text...

  • Environmental degradation threatens Lake Bogoria
    17 september 2001 16:14:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Massive environmental degradation due to overgrazing, charcoal burning and silting, threatens Lake Bogoria in Kenya's Rift Valley. Full text...

  • Unsafe pesticides used in Kenya
    15 september 2001 13:57:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Dangerous pesticides were still in use in Kenya despite a government ban 10 years ago, the head of the National Academy of Science, Professor Shem Wandiga has warned. Full text...

  • Jumbos waltz with Kenyan farmers
    14 september 2001 16:54:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Hundreds of marauding elephants on Wednesday night wreaked havoc on maize and wheat farms in Laikipia West, the East African Standard reported Friday. Full text...

  • Several Bamako districts flooded
    13 september 2001 19:40:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Floods have partly submerged several residential areas close to the banks of River Niger in Bamako, the Malian capital, following heavy rains this week, which caused overflowing at the Selingue hydro-electric dam, about 120 km upstream. Full text...

  • African experts discuss Ozone layer
    13 september 2001 16:44:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- The 5th Ozone Officers Network meeting for Africa continued Thursday in Windhoek, Namibia with delegates discussing the freezing and phasing out of the Methyl Bromide chemical. Full text...

  • South Africans assist with transfer of elephants to Angola
    13 september 2001 07:59:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A group of highly experienced South African capture and translocation specialists have assisted with the relocation of 16 elephants from Botswana to Angola. Full text...

  • Capture experts to rescue Table Mountain tahrs
    11 september 2001 13:30:00
    Johannesburg- South African (PANA) -- A renowned capture expert has arrived in Cape Town to help catch and save Himalayan Tahrs (wild mountain goats) on Table mountain. Full text...

  • Mauritius to introduce unleaded gasoline in 2002
    10 september 2001 17:20:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Mauritian government said Monday it would introduce unleaded motor gasoline from August 2002, as part of measures to reduce air pollution in the country. Full text...

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