Category Archives: Africa

UN Recommends Reforestation Of Mt. Kilimanjaro

Ecosystems Threatened Across East Africa The greater Kilimanjaro ecosystem is one of the most threatened ecosystems on earth. As the snows, glaciers and rains retreat, millions of lives and the future of nations hang in the balance. A new report by … Continue reading

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Reforesting Tanzania To Defend Ecosystems

Forest Conservation Can Mitigate Climate Change Ecosystems around the world are under assault like never before. The collapse of any ecosystem impacts life around the world–especially when the ecosystem is an anchor in Africa’s greenbelt. The greater Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania … Continue reading

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Filmmakers Target Elephant Poachers To Defend Species

Ivory Rising Puts Spotlight On Elephant Poachers, Wildlife Traffickers Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s Vulcan Prods. is teaming with with Red Bull’s Terra Mater Film Studios to produce a feature documentary about elephant poaching called, Ivory Rising. Not much can be revealed … Continue reading

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Carbon Capture, Sequestration Project Ready In Tanzania

More Than 100 Million New Trees Planned Reforestation is one of the few proven carbon capture solutions available today. Thanks to our partners in East Africa, we have one of the largest carbon capture opportunities in the world and it’s ready … Continue reading

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African Nations Helping Poachers Slaughter Elephants

Seven Countries Accused Of Helping Wildlife Poachers A new report has listed Tanzania among seven “corrupt governments” in Africa that support elephant poaching. Other countries on the list are Kenya, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Sudan, Gabon and the Democratic Republic of Congo … Continue reading

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Tanzania Seeks Support To Save Endangered Species

Kilimanjaro Ecosystem At Extreme Risk Tanzania hopes to recruit more development partners (DPs) to support the country materially and financially in fighting wildlife poaching and illegal wildlife trafficking. In roundtable discussions chaired by the Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism, Mr. … Continue reading

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Elephants That Survive Massacres Scarred For Life

Editor’s Note: These three stories came out the same day. It seemed natural to blend them all. Thanks to the warriors and caretakers at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Thanks to the reporters who prepared and presented these important stories. Elephants … Continue reading

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Elephant Summit Targets Poachers

Botswana and IUCN call for global action to stop African elephant poaching As the surge in African elephant poaching and illegal ivory trade continues, the Government of Botswana and IUCN are convening a high-level summit on the African Elephant, calling … Continue reading

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Reforestation Program Will Fight Climate Change, Defend Ecosystem

Reforestation Can Help Save Kilimanjaro One project plans to tackle climate change, poverty and poaching simultaneously in Tanzania. Hopefully, the model will spread far and wide very quickly. The Mellowswan Foundation Africa-Tanzania will work in partnership with local villagers and … Continue reading

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Climate Change Fought Best With Trees

Forest Conservation Matters In Race Against Climate Change Even before record-breaking floods hit Colorado, a Denver-based company was finalizing plans to combat climate change from around the globe. Deforestation is responsible for about 20 percent of the rise in greenhouse … Continue reading

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