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KENYA: Like a Fish Belongs to Water, the Ogiek Belong to the Mau Forestips.org | 25 Nov 2011
By Miriam GathigahSettlers dig trenches in the Mau Forest to divert water to irrigate their illegal farm plots. / Miriam Gathigah/IPS NAIROBI, Nov 25 (IPS) – The resettlement of evictees from Kenyas Mau Forest remains a humanitarian and environmental concern for the country as more than...
Gestion durable des ressources forestières au Bénin : les autorités centrales sollicitent les gouver...mediaterre.org | 23 Nov 2011
C'est à travers un atelier qui s'est tenu le 15 novembre à Dassa-zoumè (ville située de 'intérieur du pays,) que le ministère de l'environnement a invité les autorités locales à prendre leurs responsabilités face à la dégradation des ressources naturelles. L'objectif visé est de renforcer la collaboration avec l'administration forestière en matière de gestion des ressources forestières.
Kenya: Vegetation loss threatens to push wildlife species into extinctionDaily Nation | 01 Nov 2010
Before the Mau forestland rush, the dark- green rain forest was a showcase for the diversity of life. There was hardly a break in the canopy of giant trees, and virtually every acre was alive with all kinds of flora and fauna. Then, in the mid-1980s came a horde of settlers, both legal and illegal, slashing and burning huge swathes of the forest to create land for farms and infrastructure. They came to enjoy a promised land, full of milk and honey, but in essence produced a trail of devastation.
Restoring Ethiopia's Forest CoverInter Press Service | 16 Sep 2010
Mesfin Mengistu has been growing trees on his two-hectare farm in Menagesha Woreda for years. Sustained reforestation effort Such care to conserve tree cover has become common in Ethiopia. Deforestation had slashed the country's forest area from about 35 per cent of its 1.1 million square...
UNEP Launches Campaign to Keep South Sudan GreenUNEP | 28 Jun 2010
Approximately 500,000 trees have been planted around the city of Juba, in South Sudan, as part of the Keep Juba Green Campaign, launched by the South Sudan Ministry of Housing, Physical Planning and the Environment in cooperation with UNEP. A UNEP Post-Conflict Environmental Assessment of Sudan...
Africa: Tackling Deforestation Must Be Key Focus in Fight Against Climate ChangeAllAfrica.com | 28 Jun 2010
While the global community is fighting wars on many fronts, the Commonwealth Secretary-General has said that there is no greater fight than climate change, "where the battle for the forest represents the front line, and the very thick of the action." "We know that by protecting forests from deforestation and degradation, and by restoring forests that have been lost, we can make a huge contribution to the global effort to avoid catastrophic climate change,"
Gambia: Forestry Management Training Ends in CRRAllAfrica.com | 11 Jun 2010
The Ministry of Forestry and the Environment organised a two-day workshop for community forest committees on community forestry management, forest concept, forestry fire management and simple records keeping in Janjangbureh, Central River Region (CRR).
Sierra Leone: Communities Laud Gola Forest ProjectAllAfrica.com | 10 Jun 2010
Communities surrounding the Gola Forest reserve have commended the effort of government and other partners in transforming the jungle into a national park for ecotourism and other economic activities for the benefit of local communities. The forests provide very important ecological services...
Nigeria: FG Seeks Global Support for Forestry DevelopmentAllAfrica.com | 07 Jun 2010
Nigeria has underscored the need for the industrial nations to support the developing nations to fast track the pace of activities to reduce carbon emissions through deforestation and forest degradation.
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...
Rwanda: Nafa to Validate Forestry StrategyAllAfrica.com | 27 May 2010
The National Forestry Authority (nafa) is Currently Drafting a New Three year strategic plan to be implemented in managing forest resources and optimize their economic and ecological functions in a sustainable manner.
Uganda: Government Hailed Over Mabira ForestAllAfrica.com | 21 May 2010
An international environmental NGO has hailed the Government decision to halt cutting down Mabira forest for sugar cane growing. Mabira forest covers over 30,000 hectares and is globally recognised by BirdLife as a vital bird habitat. It contains over 12% of plant species and 30% of bird species found in Uganda.
Zimbabwe: Minister Urges Chiefs to Protect EnvironmentAllAfrica.com | 11 May 2010
Traditional leaders should take an active role in preserving Zimbabwe's natural resources, a Cabinet minister has said. Speaking at the launch of the 2010 Fire Awareness Campaign at Martin Forest in Chimanimani on Friday, Environment and Natural Resources Minister Francis Nhema said chiefs were the custodians of natural resources.
Mali: Farmers Restore ForestsAllAfrica.com | 07 May 2010
Villagers in the interior delta of the Niger River, already experiencing the harsh impacts of climate change, have a good understanding of the need to restore forests decimated by drought. Where forest cover has been rehabilitated, it is already reshaping the surrounding environment - and economy.
Nigeria: FG Unveils Strategies to Combat Climate ChangeAllAfrica.com | 05 May 2010
Federal Government has developed a national climate framework, adaptation and mitigation strategies, intensive research efforts, awareness creation and capacity building as measures to address the challenges of climate change. Also mentioned was the sustainable use of forests, sensitisation awareness creation and adaptation strategies as key measures to address the impacts of climate change, stating that it is all about enabling people to manage climate-related risks.
Uganda: Forestry Body Questioned On PerformanceAllAfrica.com | 23 Apr 2010
FORESTY professionals have demanded a review of the performance of the National Forestry Authority (NFA) in a bid to save forestry resources that are being mism"NFA's performance must be reviewed if the scarce forestry reserves are to be preserved," Banana Abwori, a professor from Makerere University's faculty of forestry and natural conservation, said recently.anaged.
Protect Ghanian forests from miningAfricaFiles | 13 Mar 2010
Mining companies must be blocked from extracting minerals from Ghana's few remaining forest preserves, said the head of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Cardinal Peter Turkson. AB