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Secret voyages of leatherback turtles revealed using transmittersGuardian Unlimited | 05 Jan 2011
Researchers have tracked 'nature's ancient mariners' as they spend several months travelling from Africa to South America. On 2 February 2009, at 4am, a turtle known as Tika set off from the coast of Gabon, west Africa. She spent almost six months swimming across the Atlantic, a 5,000-mile (8,000km) journey to the coast of South America. At the moment she is probably somewhere off Brazil, eating jellyfish and building herself up.
Africa, don't sign away resourcesAfricaFiles | 29 Apr 2009
The African winner of the 2009 Green Nobel prize, a wheelchair-bound Gabonese activist has won the African 2009 Goldman Environmental Prize for a decade of activism to protect the Congo Basin Rainforest. He leaked a copy of a secret, $3,5 billion deal between the government of Gabon and a Chinese company to build a mine and dam. The government reduced the mining concession by 90%, scraped the 25 year tax break, and halted the project until an environmental impact assessment is done. DN
African governments commit to reducing environmental threats to healthSouthern African News Features | 27 Jan 2009
A recent gathering of environment and health ministers in Libreville, Gabon, saw the adoption of the Libreville Declaration which commits governments to take measures to stimulate policy, institutional and investment reforms to optimise synergies between health, environment and other relevant sectors.
Africa: A Fresh Look at BushmeatConsultative Group on International Agriculture Research | 01 Oct 2008
An upsurge in hunting of mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians for bushmeat in Central Africas tropical forests is unsustainable and poses a serious threat to the food security of poor forest inhabitants, who rely largely on this meat as a source of protein.
Africa plots common position on climateThe New Times | 13 Jul 2007
Delegates from around 42 African countries are meeting in Kigali to discuss and harmonise the continents position on climate change.
Africa: Al Gore's Liveearth Vs AfricaAllAfrica.com | 13 Jul 2007
FEW people in Africa would get to see Al Gore and his troupe of rock-star ecologists strutting their stuff last weekend - because most have neither television nor electricity.
Africa: Live Earth Vs. AfricaAllAfrica.com | 12 Jul 2007
Few people in Africa got to see Al Gore and his troupe of rock-star ecologists strutting their stuff two weekends ago, because most have neither television nor electricity. That's just as well, because they would have been aghast at Live Earth's bizarre message.
Africa: Developing Nations Embrace Renewable EnergyAllAfrica.com | 22 Jun 2007
Developing countries have increased investment in renewable energy, accounting for one-fifth of the world's total last year, according to a report by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) released today (21 June).