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Environment in Gambia

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • AFES Planted Over 30, 000 Mangroves in Jokadou in Gambia

    GAMBIA, 2015/01/02 The Association for Food Environmental Security (AFES), a Community Based Organization situated in Jokadou Darsilami in the North Bank Region, recently planted over 30,000 mangroves in the community of Jokadou. The move is part of the association's quest to promote regeneration and restoration of mangrove forests in the north bank. Speaking at the exercise, Ansumana Manneh, the admin and Finance Officer of AFES, believes the move will help mitigate disaster prevention in adaptation inclunding curb climate change in the area. He stressed the need for local communities to be empowered with the knowledge of mangrove's life protecting shields and its economic and environmental benefits.
  • 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.
  • Banjul Risks Sinking As Sea Level Rises 2012-08-18

    GAMBIA, 2012/08/18 Banjul is at risk of going under water as sea levels rise by one meter as a result of climate change and other environmental ramifications, the minister of works, constructions and infrastructures, Francis Leity Mboge warned Thursday. Minister Mboge said, with a one meter sea level rise not only settlements risk being eroded, but as well 60 % of mangrove forest, 33 % of swampy areas and 20 % of rice fields will be lost on a national scale.