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Environment Projects in Côte d'Ivoire

  • Global trade in wild African Grey Parrot banned, U.N. meeting rules

    BOTSWANA, 2016/10/03 The United Nations has banned world trade in wild African Grey Parrots, prized for their ability to imitate human speech, to help counter a decline in numbers caused by trafficking and the loss of forests. The highly coveted species was placed on the convention's "Appendix I", which prohibits any cross-border movement in the birds or their body parts for commercial purposes. The decision, made at the same time as members of the U.N.'s Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) held a secret ballot for the initial time ever, came at a two week-long convention in Johannesburg.
  • Global wildlife agency hails Sino-U.S. deal to save elephants

    CHINA, 2015/09/29 A world wildlife conservation organization on Monday lauded agreement reached between Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama committing to take swift action to protect elephants. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) CEO Azzedine Downes said the agreement reached on Friday would play a key role in ending the poaching crisis across the globe. "President Xi has delivered a tremendous victory in the battle to save elephants. China has slammed the door in the face of all those who are profiting from the slaughter of elephants," Downes said in a statement released in Nairobi.
  • Remediation project BAY COCODY

    ABIDJAN, 2012/12/30   Remediation project BAY COCODY  We have a large project starting soon in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, where we will clean and reconstruct a bay. The bay in question is Cocody Bay. This bay has seen its better days and the country wants to restore it to its former self and we’ll make sure it gets done. Cocody Bay today is not as beautiful as it was once upon a time, it is because of the extreme pollution in the form of fertilizer, sewage and other debris that comes during rain periods with flood waters.