Coastal Development and Tourism
Namibia: Country's Desert Coastline - Celebrating Its Unique Biodiversity on World Environment DayAllAfrica.com | 04 Jun 2010
Rod Braby, coordinator of the Namibian Coast Conservation and Management (NACOMA) project, says the significance of responsible conservation and sustainable development will soon become much more prominent when Namibia's coast will be consolidated in one mega national coastal park. "Interventions by the NACOMA project and its partners have lead to the Namibian government agreeing to formally declare its entire coast and off shore islands as protected areas" he said.
Nigeria: Mangrove Forests in Worldwide DeclineAllAfrica.com | 23 Apr 2010
More than one in six mangrove species worldwide are in danger of extinction due to coastal development and other factors, including climate change, logging and agriculture, according to the first-ever global assessment on the conservation status of mangroves for the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
Dakar regional workshop sets out proposals for SEADaily Observer | 01 Feb 2009
The just concluded regional workshop on Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA), convened in Dakar, Senegal, from 26-28 January 2009, has paved the way forward for the implementation of a new planning tool in coastal African states.
Sierra Leone: Ecotourism a gateway to Salone tourismconcordtimessl.com | 08 Nov 2008
Executive director of the conservation society of Sierra Leone yesterday told a symposium marking the celebration of world tourism day at the national stadium in Freetown that ecotourism and conservation could improve tourism in the country.
SADC seeks help for beachesSunday Times | 13 Feb 2008
Tourism and environment ministers of the other eight countries from the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) say they are worried about ecological damage being caused to beaches and other sensitive areas by quad bikes and 4x4s, mainly from South Africa.
Namibia: Guidelines for Coastal Development in OffingAllAfrica.com | 22 Aug 2007
THE boom in urban development, mining and aquaculture projects along the coast is necessitating the speedy finalisation of the Namibian Coast Conservation and Management project's Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA Report).
Mmegi Online :: EC-Botswana sign infrastructure development contractMmegi Online | 01 Mar 2007
Italtswana Construction Company has been contracted to provide infrastructure under the Botswana Wildlife Conservation and Management Programme. The company signed a P88 million agreement with the European Commission (EC) and the Ministry of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism this week to construct facilities and infrastructure in the Moremi Game Reserve and Makgadikgadi/Pans National Parks.
Fishy feet smell sweet in UgandaBBC | 04 May 2006
When I searched for sandals at the Crane Shoes factory in the Ugandan capital's modest industrial area, I left with fish on my feet.
Sonar use 'possible cause of deaths of dolphins'IPP Media | 01 May 2006
Scientists do not have any answers yet as they struggle to find out why hundreds of dead dolphins washed up on a tourist beach in Zanzibar. But some marine biologists are pointing to the use of sonar by the US Navy as a factor in the deaths.
Seychelles bans cutting sharks' finsReuters | 27 Feb 2006
The Seychelles has banned the cutting off of sharks' fins by foreign fishermen to curb a flourishing global trade that is threatening the survival of the sea predator and marine ecosystems.
Global warming takes toll on Africa's coral reefsReuters | 19 Oct 2005
Global warming is taking a toll on coral reefs off east Africa, which will likely be killed off in a few decades if sea surface temperatures continue to rise, a leading researcher warned on Tuesday.