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Uganda Deploys Drones to Fight Poaching, Wildlife Trafficking

Uganda Deploys Drones to Fight Poaching, Wildlife Trafficking

Uganda is turning to technology to fight poachers and wildlife trafficking. According to the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), the country secured funding from the United Nations Development Programme to procure surveillance drones that will man parts of its protected areas, which are not routinely patrolled by rangers, and camera traps that will help identify poachers […]

Global Fish Production Approaching Sustainable Limit, UN Warns

Global Fish Production Approaching Sustainable Limit, UN Warns

Global fish production is approaching its sustainable limit, with around 90% of the world’s stocks now fully or overfished and a 17% increase in production forecast by 2025, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). Overexploitation of the planet’s fish has more than tripled since the 1970s, with 40% of popular species like […]

Time short to protect Africa’s food supply from climate change – scientists

Time short to protect Africa’s food supply from climate change – scientists

Without action to help farmers adjust to changing climate conditions, it will become impossible to grow some staple food crops in parts of sub-Saharan Africa, with maize, beans and bananas most at risk, researchers said on Monday. In a study of how global warming will affect nine crops that make up half the region’s food […]