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Environment in Angola

  • 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.
  • Environment Ministry, FAA On Combined Effort to Recover Wild Buffalo, Angola

    ANGOLA, 2015/05/24 Ministry of Environment requested Friday in Luanda the support of the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA) for recovery of the wild buffalo (pacaça), the emblematic mammal located in the northern region of Angola (Uige and Zaire provinces), in danger of extinction. The request came during a seminar on the Armed Forces in the Protection and Conservation of Biodiversity, in peacetime". The event was addressed to officers and civilians of the FAA, ahead of the May 22 , the World Biodiversity Day. According to the chief of Biodiversity Department of the Ministry of Environment, Nascimento António, the species is at risk of extinction, as the poachers and dealers pretending to sell beef.
  • Cape Verdean Defence Minister Thanks Angola's Support

    ANGOLA, 2015/04/26 The minister of Defence and Parliamentary Affairs of Cape Verde, Rui Semedo expressed Tuesday, in Luanda, on behalf of his government faithful thanks for the gesture of solidarity of Angola to his country, next the last Volcanic eruptions that hit the island of Fogo. Rui Semedo, who was speaking at the opening ceremony of the talks between Angola and Cape Verde, in the field of defense, in Luanda, said the gesture was recorded with great satisfaction by the Cape Verdean country. "It was a gesture that came at a good time and above all a lot of quick response, because Angola was one of the nations that supported Cape Verde as this calamity caused considerable damage and displaced populations," said the Cape Verdean official.
  • Portuguese group Efacec awarded dam project in Angola

    ANGOLA, 2014/02/13 Portuguese electromechanical group Efacec has been hired to modernise and boost the power production capacity of the Luachimo dam in Angola, at a cost of US$83 million, the group said in a statement issued Tuesday. The project, which involves refurbishing the equipment by presently installed at the dam and construction of a new hydroelectric plant, is expected to take 37 months to complete. The arrangement was signed with Niara Power, a company sub-contracted by the China Gezhouba Group Company (CGGC), which is one of the majority significant construction sector companies in the world and particularly for building dams.
  • Angola's minister of Environment, Fátima Jardim

    ANGOLA, 2013/05/30 Angola's minister of Environment, Fátima Jardim, on Wednesday in Luanda reiterated the engagement of the Angolan Executive in turning the permanent commission for the management of water resources of the Zambezi Hydric Basin (Zamcom) into an example of integration, regional and international development. The official said so at the opening of the prime ordinary conference of the Council of Ministers of the mentioned commission, which started on Wednesday, adding that the engagement of the Angolan Executive is stronger in face of the drought situation that has hit some regions of the country. 
  • Angola Invited to Join Parliamentary Forum of Great Lakes Region

    ANGOLA, 2013/01/18 The Angolan National Assembly last Wednesday, in Luanda, was invited to join the Parliamentary Forum of the Great Lakes Region, in its capacity as member state of this zone of the African continent. The invitation was made by the secretary-general of the Parliamentary Forum of the Great Lakes Region, Higero Prosper, during a meeting he held with the second deputy Speaker of the Angolan National Assembly (Parliament), Joana Lina.
  • 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.