Environment in Mauritania

  • 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.
  • Mauritanian health authorities caution citizens over heat wave

    MAURITANIA, 2013/06/03 The Mauritanian health authorities have in reaction to the heat wave that has killed about a dozen people, advised citizens against staying too long in the sun. They should as well drink as much water as possible. The Health ministry said in a statement on Saturday that in case of sunburn 'it is highly advised to wet the entire body and rush to the closest health facility'.
  • Mauritania one of the Sahel countries most affected by desertification

    MAURITANIA, 2013/05/21 Mauritania suffers from a deterioration of its natural resources, he said at a national conference in Nouakchott, organised by the Department of Environmental Protection, in cooperation with UNDP, UNEP and the German Cooperation Agency in anticipation of updating the plan for the Mauritanian fight against desertification and its implementation in line with the UN Convention on the fight against desertification.
  • 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.