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The Tribes Paying The Brutal Price Of Conservation

The Tribes Paying The Brutal Price Of Conservation

  The Botswana police helicopter spotted Tshodanyestso Sesana and his friends in the afternoon. The nine young Bushmen, or San, had been hunting antelope to feed their families, when the chopper flew towards them. There was a burst of gunfire from the air and the young men dropped their meat and skins and fled. Largely […]

Democracy, Forests And Finance: The Tech Making Africa A Better Place

Democracy, Forests And Finance: The Tech Making Africa A Better Place

Protecting the environment In the village of Mapubi, in the forests of south-west Cameroon, locals have watched as large swaths of their land have been destroyed. Mapubi’s proximity to coastal ports and the increased demand for timber due to population growth in the cities mean the pressure on forests in the area is believed to […]

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 […]

Humans Damaging The Environment Faster Than It Can Recover, UN Finds

Humans Damaging The Environment Faster Than It Can Recover, UN Finds

Degradation of the world’s natural resources by humans is rapidly outpacing the planet’s ability to absorb the damage, meaning the rate of deterioration is increasing globally, the most comprehensive environmental study ever undertaken by the UN has found. The study, which involved 1,203 scientists, hundreds of scientific institutions and more than 160 governments brought together […]