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Pulling Together To Protect Zambia's Kafue FlatsInter Press Service | 15 Nov 2010
Dams, sugarcane plantations and rapidly growing population threatened the health of the Kafue Flats, a richly diverse wetlands in southern Zambia. But growing recognition of more sustainable use of its water and fertile soil are securing the health of the ecosystem.
ZAMBIA: Orange maize to curb vitamin A deficiencyIRIN News | 11 Nov 2010
Most Zambian children regularly tuck in to `nshima, a stiff maize porridge, but if they can be persuaded to eat an orange-coloured variety made of biofortified maize, their health prospects could be greatly enhanced. More than half of Zambia's under-five children are affected by vitamin A deficiency, which can increase the risk of illness, retard growth and cause blindness, according to the government's National Food and Nutrition Commission.
Deadly animal virus warning for Southern AfricaIRIN News | 05 Nov 2010
Johannesburg, 4 November 2010 - The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned Malawi, Zambia and Mozambique, which share a border with Tanzania, to step up detection of a deadly animal virus which causes Peste des petits ruminants (PPR), a contagious respiratory disease. PPR broke out in Tanzania in early 2010, threatening over 13.5 million goats and over 3.5 million sheep.
Zambia: KK Commends RB On EnvironmentAllAfrica.com | 04 Jun 2010
FIRST Republican president Kenneth Kaunda has commended President Rupiah Banda for his commitment to ensuring that forests in Zambia are preserved. Speaking at Beit-Cure hospital in Lusaka yesterday ahead of the World Environment Day, which falls tomorrow, he said there was need to promote...
Zambia: Don't Ignore Climate Change - ZamseedAllAfrica.com | 31 May 2010
ZAMBIA Seed Company (ZAMSEED) has advised farmers in the country against ignoring economic and climate challenges posed on the agriculture sector by the effects of climate change if Zambia is to continue recording bumper harvest.
Alien species 'huge' threat to Africa, experts warnSCIDEV.NET | 25 May 2010
Africa's biodiversity hotspots are under increasing threat from invasive species and the poor are the most vulnerable, say experts. Africa's protected biodiversity areas are under increasing threat from the species introduced — usually through human activities — to areas outside their natural range where they damage biodiversity, agriculture and human health.
Zambia: KCM Pays $68 Million for Environmental CareAllAfrica.com | 05 May 2010
KONKOLA Copper Mines (KCM) has emerged as the largest contributor to the Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) under the Ministry of Mines, contributing US$68 million, about K3.3 billion for the first five years.
Zimbabwe: Campaigners Lobby Against Building of Hotel Along Zambezi RiverAllAfrica.com | 09 Apr 2010
CONSERVATIONISTS, villagers and tour operators in Zambia want to bar Protea Hotels Zambia's plan to build a 144-bedroomed hotel on the banks of the Zambezi River. Protea Hotels plans to construct the hotel in a wild area upstream from the world-renowned Mana Pools National Park and World Heritage Site.
Kavango-Zambezi to be the world's biggest trans-frontier parkAfricaFiles | 07 Apr 2010
With environmental degradation taking its toll a new conservation park that spans five countries - Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe - has been created. It will include 36 national parks, game reserves, community conservancies, and game management areas. FJ
Zambia: Over 700 Families Have Been Affected By FloodsAllAfrica.com | 23 Mar 2010
DRAMATIC footage on national television of submerged houses in Lusaka brought to the fore the extent and seriousness of the floods in the capital city where over 700 families have been affected.
African nations at loggerheads over auction of ivory stockpilesGuardian Unlimited | 21 Mar 2010
Tanzania and Zambia are seeking permission to sell off their stockpiles to Japan and ChinaIt is the most divisive environmental issue in Africa. Last week the temperature in the already heated debate over whether to allow ivory sales rose sharply as Tanzania and Zambia sought permission to sell...
Zambia: Flood Victims - From 'Better' to WorseAllAfrica.com | 18 Mar 2010
THE relocation of more than 600 families from flooded areas in Lusaka's high-density townships to safer grounds behind the Independence Stadium has brought with it a string of social problems.
ECZ Approves 37 ProjectsAllAfrica.com | 21 Aug 2009
THE Environmental Council of Zambia (ECZ) has approved 37 projects including some mineral exploration ventures, countrywide.
RB Launches National Policy on EnvironmentAllAfrica.com | 01 Jul 2009
PRESIDENT Rupiah Banda yesterday launched the National Policy on Environment (NPE) and called on Zambians to embrace and implement strategies of the policy, which include issues of climate change.
Most Citizens Unaware of Environmental MismanagementAllAfrica.com | 01 Jul 2009
FOR most ordinary folks in Zambia, talk about environmental issues is as remote and disinteresting as debating rocket science and most will just respond with blank stares whenever such a topic is brought up.
Rupiah to Launch Environment PolicyAllAfrica.com | 29 Jun 2009
PRESIDENT Rupiah Banda is tomorrow expected to launch the National Policy on Environment (NPE), which underscores the commitment of the Government to effectively manage the environment and its natural resources for the benefit of present and future generations.
Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Urges StateAllAfrica.com | 08 Jun 2009
THE Government has called on developed countries to significantly reduce their greenhouse gas emissions to the levels that will ensure the world enjoys a cleaner and greener environment.