Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The Eastern Cape High Court on Thursday ruled that the exploration rights granted by South Africa to Impact Africa and Shell oil giant were illegal and they would not be permitted to carry out a seismic survey in the Indian Ocean. Judge President Selby Mbenenge [...]
©- - 02 september 2022 - 12:27:42 - thread Environment (229 words)

Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - President Uhuru Kenyatta will co-chair a two-day meeting, dubbed ‘Stockholm+50’ with the host Prime Minister, Magdalena Andersson. Addressing the press in her office in Stockholm ahead of the President’s arrival, Kenyan Ambassador to Sweden, Diana Kiambuthi, said President Kenyatta will be leading the Kenyan delegation not just [...]
©- - 01 june 2022 - 23:58:10 - thread Environment (364 words)

Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - The Mauritius government Friday declared the Mauritius Kestrel (Falco punctatus) a 'National Bird' to coincide with the 30th. anniversary of the country as a Republic on 12 March, 2022, official sources told PANA here. The Mauritius Kestrel is an endemic species unique to Mauritius. In the early [...]
©- - 18 december 2021 - 09:22:23 - thread Environment (160 words)

Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – Commercial aviation has largely interfered with the conservation of wildlife species and promoted trade in rare birds, snakes and other reptiles which are exported from West Africa to destinations in Europe and Asia, where they are traded as pets and shipped to international zoos. The World Animal [...]
©- - 04 september 2021 - 17:07:10 - thread Environment (739 words)

Washington, DC, US (PANA) - South Africa is stepping up investment for its wildlife and biodiversity sectors thanks to a grant of US$8.9 million from the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the World Bank has announced. According to the Bank’s statement, the Catalyzing Financing and Capacity for the Biodiversity Economy Around Protected [...]
©- - 14 july 2021 - 13:41:35 - thread Environment (564 words)

Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – President Cyril Ramaphosa has saluted the directors of South Africa's documentary, My Octopus Teacher, which won an Oscar on Sunday. The documentary was nominated alongside The Mole Agent (Chile), Collective (Romania), Crip Camp (United States), and Time (United States). Directed by James Reed and Pippa Ehrlich, [...]
©- - 26 april 2021 - 15:21:09 - thread Environment (197 words)

Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) -  The Mauritian Government on Friday announced that a financial agreement will be signed shortly between the European Union and the Ministry of Agro-Industry and Food Security for the part financing of the “Mauritius Ridge to Reef Project” to a tune of 4 million euros. In a communiqué, [...]
©- - 19 december 2020 - 08:34:35 - thread Environment (161 words)

New York (PANA) - The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and UN Development Programme (UNDP) have teamed up to strengthen greater private sector investment in biodiversity. UNDP said on Thursday in a press statement that it is working with ICC in the Lion's Share Fund, an initiative co-founded by the UNDP. "In [...]
©- - 06 november 2020 - 07:23:36 - thread Environment (476 words)

Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - Six alleged traffickers of wildlife products, accused of wildlife crime, will be arraigned in court on Wednesday in Ouesso, capital of the Sangha department, northern Congo, according to the Congolese public radio. The six alleged traffickers were arrested on February 27, 2019, in Impfondo, in the department [...]
©- - 06 october 2020 - 16:54:37 - thread Environment (349 words)

Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) has urged Algeria, Tunisia and Libya to take urgent transboundary and sectoral measures to address the degradation of the Northern Sahara Aquifer System (SSAS), shared by the three countries. "Only broad intersectoral cooperation will make it possible to fight [...]
©- - 30 september 2020 - 18:54:51 - thread Environment (322 words)

Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) Thursday announced the delivery of 11,400 bamboo plants to Rwanda as part of efforts to assist the Rwanda Development Board (RDB), an official source said here. The RDB, the Foundation said in press statement, is the state authority responsible for protected areas and [...]
©- - 27 august 2020 - 22:46:53 - thread Environment (378 words)

Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - World Economic Forum and partners has launched the first regional chapter of, supporting the global effort to conserve, restore, and grow 1 trillion trees worldwide by 2030. In a press statement on Thursday, the Geneva-based NGO said 26 US-based organizations have already pledged for the launch [...]
©- - 27 august 2020 - 11:22:02 - thread Environment (219 words)

Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) -  A forest fire suspected to have been caused by burning activities broke out earlier this week inside a major national park of Nyungwe in South Western Rwanda, a senior local administrative official in the region confirmed here Friday. The executive secretary of Ruharambuga sector in Nyamasheke district, [...]
©- - 14 august 2020 - 23:55:12 - thread Environment (146 words)

Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Pan-Africa eco-tourism business, Wilderness Safaris, which has its headquarters in Botswana, has announced plans to set a new environment benchmark at one of its tourism camps. The company said the initiative at DumaTau, currently undergoing a major rebuild, is part of preserving a critical conservation corridor and [...]
©- - 24 july 2020 - 08:58:15 - thread Environment (335 words)

Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – Kenyan Wildlife Services (KWS) is using artificial hormone contraceptives which it implants in lions to control births their rapid population growth, top KWS scientists said on Thursday. Veterinarians inject the lions with the hormone and instal the implants to prevent lionesses aged at least five years from [...]
©- - 16 july 2020 - 17:52:35 - thread Environment (214 words)

Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana's elephant management plans are at an advanced stage, the Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources, Conservation and Tourism said on Tuesday. The announcement followed a review of the blueprint that will guide management and conservation of elephants. “In addition, government is investing in building local capacity for testing, [...]
©- - 14 july 2020 - 08:56:55 - thread Environment (242 words)

Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The family of South African music legend, Johnny Clegg, has prevented a shark cage-diving operator from using his songs to lure the predators for deep-sea viewing excursions. Clegg, who died last year from cancer, found fame around the world with his unique mix of English [...]
©- - 13 april 2020 - 17:28:48 - thread Environment (146 words)

Victoria, Seychelles (PANA) – Nearly a third of Seychelles’ ocean will be shielded from climate change and unregulated economic exploitation with new Marine Protection Areas unveiled on Thursday. President of Seychelles Danny Faure, confirmed the final details of the 13 new Marine Protection Areas covering more than 410,000 sq km (158,000 [...]
©- - 27 march 2020 - 01:18:37 - thread Environment (690 words)

Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The death of the world's most famous elephant, fondly known as Tim, the 'Big Tusker', has shocked the wildlife conservation community. The death of the elephant was announced on Wednesday by Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) Director-General John Waweru. Conservationists at Nairobi's elephant orphanage, Sheldric Foundation, said the conservation [...]
©- - 05 february 2020 - 21:27:42 - thread Environment (520 words)

Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - A migratory Osprey bird, rescued after making an epic 6,948-km flight from Finland to western Kenya, has died from organ failure caused by starvation during its long flight, conservationists said Monday. The Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) said it regretted to announce the death of the rescued migratory [...]
©- - 27 january 2020 - 19:33:29 - thread Environment (418 words)

Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The rare migratory bird known as Osprey from Finland, rescued in Siaya and brought to Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) headquarters in Nairobi, will be released back to the wild in March after its full recovery, the KWS said on Saturday. The bird is in a stable condition [...]
©- - 26 january 2020 - 12:49:18 - thread Environment (714 words)

Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana Government has considerably stepped up efforts to address poaching with interventions that led to recovery of some trophies and hunting weapons. According to the Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism, during engagement with the poachers, seven casualties occurred among suspects who were resisting arrest. “This [...]
©- - 30 december 2019 - 18:34:27 - thread Environment (241 words)

Nairobi, Kenya (PANA)-Though raising political temperatures, the removal  of illegal settlers from East Africa's biggest water tower and planting of trees was a major step in Kenya's environment conservation efforts in 2019. A section of Kenyan politicians accused the government of  evicting the settlers in a inhumane manner, a claim the [...]
©- - 26 december 2019 - 13:43:47 - thread Environment (554 words)

Gaborone, Botswana (PANA)  - The Botswana Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism(MENRT) said here Saturday that two hunters had surrendered their hunting licenses for shooting and killing a collared research elephant. Michael Lee Potter and Kevin Sharp have voluntarily surrendered their licenses to the licensing authority, the Department of [...]
©- - 14 december 2019 - 21:04:28 - thread Environment (156 words)

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Tanzania is finalizing preparations for establishing three new national parks which will cover a total of 47,000 square meters. Tanzania National Parks Authority (Tanapa) Conservation Commissioner, Allan Kijazi, said on Friday that the three include the world-famous Selous Game Reserve in southern Tanzania that will [...]
©- - 23 november 2019 - 16:06:41 - thread Environment (173 words)

Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The acceleration of climate change in the world will result in the loss of more than 60% of agricultural jobs that currently exist, which will pose new challenges and the need to find solutions in Tunisia and other countries," said the Tunisian Minister of Local Affairs [...]
©- - 19 november 2019 - 17:31:18 - thread Environment (146 words)

Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Gishwati-Mukura National Park, a natural reserve comprising of more than 600 hectares of natural forest in western Rwanda, will be officially opened to visitors by December next year. A biodiversity survey commissioned by Rwanda Environmental Management Authority (REMA) indicates that some 252 plant species exist in Mukura [...]
©- - 13 november 2019 - 10:31:39 - thread Environment (264 words)

Tunis, Tunisia (PANA)  -  Tunisia Sunday celebrated its National Tree Day, providing free of charge 20 forest plants free of charge for each citizen toward the exercise. For the occasion, the Menzah Nehli suburb near Tunis hosted reforestation ceremony and awareness workshops on environment and health as well as cultural, musical [...]
©- - 10 november 2019 - 13:36:35 - thread Environment (206 words)

Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - The U.S. Embassy in Botswana is collaborating with  Kalahari Conservation Society (KCS), Botswana Innovation Hub (BIH), University of Wisconsin, and Vulcan, Inc. to fight animal trafficking in the country.   The US has organised a two-day 'Zoohackathon' event with the theme ‘Coding for Coexistence’ from 8-9 November 2019 [...]
©- - 08 november 2019 - 15:40:52 - thread Environment (315 words)

Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Land Rover Expedition Tour 2019, a biennial event, currently underway in southern Africa, will end in Botswana's Okavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA TFCA), its organisers said on Friday.   According to KAZA Secretariat spokesperson, Netsai Bollmann, the aim of the tour is to give off-road and outdoor [...]
©- - 08 november 2019 - 15:19:30 - thread Environment (430 words)

Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - Two persons have been arrested in Dolisie town of southern Congo on charges of trafficking  panther skins and teeth, the public radio announced on Thursday,   Their arrest was carried out by agents of the Niari Departmental Forest Economy Directorate and gendarmes.   According to the radio broadcast, the two [...]
©- - 24 october 2019 - 14:38:35 - thread Environment (154 words)

Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - The "Landscape Restoration and Resilience in Burundi" (PRPB) Project was officially launched on Thursday by the Minister of the Environment, Agriculture and Livestock, Déo Guide Rurema, with funding from the World Bank (WB), up to US$ 30 million, reported the public radio and television (RTNB) from [...]
©- - 17 october 2019 - 16:08:32 - thread Environment (1130 words)

Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA)  -  A new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released Wednesday on the sidelines of the Africa Climate Risks Conference (ACRC) currently taking place here has warned that land is under growing human pressure across many parts of the Sub-Saharan African region. The report outlines [...]
©- - 09 october 2019 - 23:04:02 - thread Environment (458 words)

Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - Burundi is preparing to sign the amendment to the Montreal (Canada) Protocol on the Protection of the Ozone Layer and Climate, the Burundian Minister of the Environment, Déo Guide Rurema, said Sunday on the Public Broadcasters (RTNB), on the eve of the celebration of the World [...]
©- - 16 september 2019 - 20:15:30 - thread Environment (477 words)

Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA)  -  The Foundation Franz Weber (FFW) Tuesday expressed satisfaction with the vote to ban elephant exports from Botswana and Zimbabwe, describing it as a decisive step towards the protection of Africa’s elephants. This was contained in a statement issued at the 18th Conference of Parties of the [...]
©- - 27 august 2019 - 23:25:51 - thread Environment (360 words)

Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The Franz Weber Foundation (FFW), observer member of the 18th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in Geneva, Switzerland, denounced Friday the vote of the European Union (EU) countries against full protection [...]
©- - 23 august 2019 - 23:58:37 - thread Environment (323 words)

Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA)   -   The Burundi Ministry of the Interior and Natural Disaster Prevention officially launched here Wednesday a national project to strengthen community resilience to climate change and natural disasters. The project, which spans the period 2019-2023, is being undertaken with financial support from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), [...]
©- - 21 august 2019 - 23:58:39 - thread Environment (610 words)

Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (PANA)   -   The 18th Conference of parties of the international trade convention on wild fauna and flora species threatened with extinction (CITES) that opened in the Swiss capital, Geneva, Wednesday approved proposals by the Alliance of 32 African countries under the aegis of the African Elephant Coalition [...]
©- - 21 august 2019 - 23:15:41 - thread Environment (357 words)

Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - The European Union (EU) has released 6.9 million euros for the financing of Lake Tanganyika Water Management (LATAWAMA) regional pilot project, bordering Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Tanzania, Zambia, and represents a source of income and supply of drinking water for more than 10 [...]
©- - 26 july 2019 - 17:13:53 - thread Environment (448 words)

Kigali, Rwanda (PANA)   -   Rwanda is set to receive Sunday some five additional eastern black rhinos from  Czech Republic to be added to another group of 18 imported  from South Africa in 2017, the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) said here Thursday. It said the translocation was a result of collaboration between [...]
©- - 21 june 2019 - 01:41:02 - thread Environment (261 words)

Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – A Kenyan elephant conservationist, Jim Justus Nyamu, has been honoured in a film depicting his illustrious 15,411-km trek across eight countries to raise awareness on the need to conserve the African elephant, whose populations continue to dwindle as a result of illicit poaching.   The film, titled the [...]
©- - 12 april 2019 - 19:52:02 - thread Environment (747 words)

Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – Rapid growth in mineral extraction is a major contributor to climate change and biodiversity loss – a challenge likely to worsen unless countries make changes to mining regulations to improve conservation efforts, a UN Environment Assembly report said on Tuesday. Global Resources Outlook 2019, produced by the International [...]
©- - 12 march 2019 - 14:48:11 - thread Environment (555 words)

Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - American television talk show host and comedian Ellen DeGeneres Tuesday launched the first ever conservation cluster in Kinigi village, near Volcanoes National Park in Northern Rwanda, an official statement copied to PANA in Kigali said. The new science and education campus to be constructed on a parcel [...]
©- - 12 february 2019 - 21:04:56 - thread Environment (365 words)

Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) — A Canadian delegation in Kenya for the Sustainable Blue Economy Conference has pledged to explore new partnerships with Kenya, the Kenyan government said on Tuesday. The delegation, led by Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and Canadian Coast Guard, said their country is willing to work [...]
©- - 27 november 2018 - 17:20:08 - thread Environment (374 words)

Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - One of Kenya's oldest black rhinos named Sairowua, 37 years old, is among three carcasses of the endangered species discovered in the Mara Triangle Conservancy, Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) said on Thursday. The carcasses of three black rhinos were reported between 12-19 November, 2018 at the Mara [...]
©- - 22 november 2018 - 18:12:14 - thread Environment (772 words)

Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - In a move to improve wildlife conservation programme while protecting the endangered mountain gorillas, Rwanda's volcanoes national park has been expanded to an additional 27.8 hectares, an official source confirmed Wednesday in Kigali. The Rwandan Government has concluded a final handover agreement with Africa Wildlife Foundations [...]
©- - 10 january 2018 - 15:34:20 - thread Environment (323 words)

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. A UNEP statement made available [...]
©- - 10 november 2016 - 19:55:37 - thread Environment (564 words)

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. Kenya Coalition for Wildlife and Management said Wednesday that the project also put local communities and farmers at risk of losing [...]
©- - 12 october 2016 - 18:42:27 - thread Environment (357 words)

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. In a statement, obtained by PANA in Dakar on Wednesday, Greenpeace said going by [...]
©- - 13 july 2016 - 15:33:25 - thread Environment (676 words)

New York, US (PANA) - The first negotiating session of a Preparatory Committee established by the UN General Assembly, to discuss the elements of a draft text of a legally binding instrument to improve the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity in the world’s oceans in areas beyond [...]
©- - 29 march 2016 - 15:30:58 - thread Environment (532 words)