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Environment in Malawi

  • Anti-poaching drones yielding fruits in Malawi

    MALAWI, 2017/06/20 An anti-poaching drone at Malawi’s Liwonde National Park currently being run by African Parks to combat poaching of elephants and rhinocerous is bearing fruits, the drone team operators Antoinette Dudley and Stephan De Necker have confirmed. Dudley, operator of the Air Shepherd drones, said the drones had been a potentially effective tool to protect elephants and other species that are a pillar of Malawi’s faltering tourism industry.
  • Tanzania has been protesting the torching of the jumbos ivory

    MALAWI, 2016/03/16 Malawi government officials in the northern city of Mzuzu yesterday went ahead to burn 781 pieces of elephants ivory believed to have been smuggled from Tanzania following a court order granting the permission to burn the trophy. Tanzania has been protesting the torching of the jumbos ivory arguing that most of it was poached in the country and that it was part of evidence to be tendered in court against poachers. Malawi, through the country's tax agency, the Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA), last year impounded the 781 pieces at the Songwe Border Post from alleged smugglers travelling from Dar es Salaam to the country.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Study highlights lack of climate-linked aid to Malawi

    MALAWI, 2012/11/25 Contrary to popular belief, relatively little donor funding is being channelled towards climate change adaptation activities in Africa, according to researchers who conducted a study released last month that examines foreign aid to Malawi.Aid funding specific to climate change activities represented less than two % of the total donor aid to Malawi, according to what the researchers say is the first study to analyse specifically amount climate aid to any single country.