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Environment in Mali

  • Working Together For Migratory Birds And People Across Africa And Eurasia

    BOTSWANA, 2015/11/17 One lesson that has been well and truly learned in nature conservation is that for policies to be really effective nations have to collaborate to address common problems. Within the UN system it is as well recognized that this applies to the different Programmes, Conventions and Agreements set up over the years. That each of these bodies has a distinct niche and a clear role does not justify a bunker mentality. By synergizing, cooperating and collaborating they can find common cause with natural allies and seek compromises with those whose agendas do not necessarily match their own. AEWA, the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds, is a prime example of an organization that embodies this approach.
  • A rare desert elephant in northern Mali's Gourma region

    MALI, 2015/10/21 About a fifth of Mali's rare desert elephants have been killed this year as ivory poachers exploit a security vacuum in the country's north, the United Nations has said, warning of a growing threat from Islamist militants roaming the region. At least 57 elephants died between January and June part the West African country's only herd of around 300 animals, the UN peacekeeping mission MINUSMA said in a statement. "[The poached elephants] represent about 20 % of the remaining (Malian) people and were killed in areas where insecurity is present," MINUSMA said, adding that forest rangers were frequently targeted by jihadists bands.
  • Hunting in Africa - to Ban or Not to Ban Is the Question

    BOTSWANA, 2015/07/21 Hunting has long been a highly controversial activity, whether as a sport (leisure or recreational), for commercial purposes or if done for cultural reasons. African nations that legalise hunting activities experience scrutiny around their conservation efforts, and how much money they make from it. Trophy hunting, which is offered in 23 sub-Saharan African nations, generates an estimated US$201 million per year. Out of the 23 nations taking part in legal hunting activities, Tanzania, Mozambique, Namibia and South Africa have the majority effective controls and the highest levels of transparency.
  • Mali bans use of non-biodegradable plastic bags

    MALI, 2013/05/19  The Malian government will ban the production, importation, possession, sale and use of non-biodegradable plastic bags, under a law passed in 2012.  The exercise is aimed at putting an end to the harmful effects of plastic bags on the environment. The law, expected approaching into force 1 January, prohibits, in addition to non-biodegradable plastic bags, imported non-biodegradable granules for the manufacture of the bags.
  • President El-Bashir arrived in Chad

    CHAD, 2013/05/12 Sudanese president in Chad for Great Green wall summit - President Omar El-Bashir arrived in Ndjamena, the capital of Chad, Friday to take part in the second summit of the Great Green Wall. The official Sudan news agency, reporting from Ndjamena, said President El-Bashir arrived in Chad in the company of his Minister for Presidential Affair, Bakri Hassan Salih, the Minister for Environment, Hassan Hillal, the Chief of Security, Mohamed Atta, and the national minister for foreign affairs, Salah Wanisi.
  • Farms, Settlements Shrinking African Lion Habitat

    BOTSWANA, 2012/12/24 The people of lions in sub-Saharan Africa is dwindling at a quick pace, according to a recent study, which found that lions have declined by additional than 75 % in the past 50 years, as farms and settlements proliferate. The study found that there are probably only around 32,000 lions still living on the continent. In 1960, there were as a lot of as 100,000 lions living in Africa. West African lions have experienced the greatest decline in people with only as few as 500 left in the region. Duke University researchers led the study, which was published in the journal Biodiversity and Conservation.