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How We Discovered That Sea Turtles in Seychelles Have Recovered from the Brink

Written by: April Burt, Adam Pritchard, and Cheryl Sanchez It’s not always easy to assess whether animal conservation measures have worked. But we’ve discovered that...

A First for Large African Mammals: DNA Used to Count Gabon’s Endangered Forest Elephants

Written by: Fiona Maisels, Alice Laguardia, and Gaspard Abitsi Across the African continent the populations of both species of African elephants – forest and savanna...

How a Community-led Approach is Enabling Regeneration of the Sahel

Written by: Patrick Worms The incomes of the Sahel’s smallholders and herders are amongst the world's lowest, and their livelihoods are under increasing threat from...

Time to End Wildlife Crime: Malawi Advocates for Global Agreement to Combat Wildlife Crime

Written by: Kimberly White  The Government of Malawi has joined a growing call for an ambitious new global agreement to tackle wildlife crime.  Last year, Gabon...

Kenyan Community Successfully Restores Half of Their Forest in Just Five Years

Written by: Jackson Okata On a hot, sunny afternoon, Susan Aluoch is among a group of volunteers preparing a tree nursery in preparation for the upcoming...

Why Education Systems Should Build Environmental Ethics Into Every Subject

Written by: Bellarmine Nneji One of the goals most of the world has agreed on is education for sustainable development. This means development that considers present concerns...

Rewilding Mozambique: Leopards Return to Zinave

Written by: Kimberly White  Leopards have been introduced into Zinave National Park in an effort to rewild the region. The two leopards, a female and...

Rewilding: Cheetahs Will Return to Maputo Special Reserve After 60 Years

Written by: Kimberly White Cheetahs are set to return to Mozambique’s Maputo Special Reserve for the first time in 60 years. Maputo Special Reserve was initially...

Angola Joins Global Call to Strengthen International Environmental Law to Tackle Wildlife Crime

Written by: Kimberly White The Government of Angola has joined a global call to strengthen international environmental law to tackle wildlife crime.  Earlier this year, Gabon...

African Tropical Mountain Forests Store Far More Carbon Than Previously Thought – New Research

Written by: Aida Cuní Sanchez, Martin Sullivan, and Phil Platts Tropical forests are well known for being the “lungs” of our planet. Through photosynthesis, the trees in...

How a Great Green Wall Could Help Africa Combat Climate Change

Written by: Elvis Paul Tangem and Elvis Lyonga Edimo The Great Green Wall initiative is a reforestation project that aims to transform the lives of millions living...

Gabon Becomes First African Nation to Be Rewarded for Rainforest Protection, Receives $17 Million...

Written by: Kimberly White Gabon has been rewarded for its commitment to reduce deforestation and combat the climate emergency.  Gabon has received $17 million for the...

Gabon and Costa Rica: International Environmental Law Must be Strengthened to Tackle Wildlife Crime,...

Written by: Kimberly White  Gabon and Costa Rica have joined together to call for more ambitious international environmental law to tackle wildlife crime.  The Intergovernmental Science-Policy...

What Burkina Faso Can Teach Us About Forest Restoration

Written by: Natalie Marchant Centuries-old farming techniques used to restore degraded land in Burkina Faso could help guide wider landscape restoration efforts across Africa for...

Global Campaign Aims to End Cheetah Trafficking

Written by: Kimberly White The Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) has launched a new campaign to put a stop to cheetah trafficking.  With less than 7,500 cheetahs...

Sowing Seeds of Food Security in Africa

Written by: Catherine Nakalembe, Christina Justice, Hannah Kerner, Christopher Justice, and Inbal Becker-Reshef Food security is one of the most pressing issues, if not the...

Great Green Wall Initiative Receives More Than $14 Billion Boost to Green the Sahel

Written by: Kimberly White  Africa's Great Green Wall Initiative has received a significant funding boost.  During the One Planet Summit for Biodiversity, the initiative garnered financial...

Leonardo DiCaprio Joins Forces with the European Commission and Global Wildlife Conservation for Biodiversity...

Written by: Kimberly White Leonardo DiCaprio has joined forces with the European Commission and Global Wildlife Conservation to protect biodiversity through the launch of two...

“Lost” Malagasy Chameleon Species Rediscovered After More Than a Century

Written by: Kimberly White  Scientists have rediscovered a “lost” species of chameleon. During a two-week expedition in Madagascar, a team of scientists successfully rediscovered the...

Africa’s Great Green Wall is Officially 4% – and Unofficially 18% – Complete

Courtesy of Landscape News Written by: Natasha Vizcarra Now in its second decade, the ambitious African Union–led restoration initiative known as the Great Green Wall has brought close to...

Ghanaian Government Commissions University Dedicated to Sustainable Development and the Environment

Written by: Kimberly White  Ghana is opening a university dedicated to sustainable development and the environment.  The University of Environment and Sustainable Development (UESD) is the...

Rhino Poaching Falls by More Than Half in South Africa and Namibia

Written by: Kimberly White  Rhino poaching has decreased significantly in South Africa and Namibia.  Rhino poaching in South Africa fell by 53 percent in the first...

Ethiopia to Plant 5 Billion Tree Seedlings in 2020

Written by: Kimberly White  Ethiopia has set out to plant 5 billion tree seedlings this year. The planting is part of the country's larger reforestation...

In the Seychelles, Blue Bonds Turn National Debt into Marine Protection

Courtesy of Landscape News Written by: Monica Evans To manage its oceans better, the Seychelles uses an unlikely resource to come up with the cash...

In Africa, Bamboo Bicycles are Shifting Gears for Women in the Workforce

Courtesy of Landscape News Written by: Monica Evans Bamboo might seem an unusual material from which to build bikes, but for young Ghanaian entrepreneur...

EU Funding to Aid in Conservation of the World’s Rarest Gorilla

Written by: Kimberly White The EU has launched a new initiative to protect the world’s rarest gorilla. The EU announced a four-year, two million euro...

Rhino Poaching Has Declined in South Africa for Fifth Consecutive Year

Written by: Kimberly White  Rhino poaching has decreased for the fifth straight year in South Africa. The South African government has reported fewer rhinos were...

The Carbon Sequestration Powers of the Near-Extinct Forest Elephant

Courtesy of Landscape News Written by: Augusta Dwyer As they move through the rainforest munching plants and shouldering aside small trees, Africa’s forest elephant might...

In the Future There Will be More Rain, but Less Water, in the Nile...

Written by: Ethan D. Coffel and Justin S. Mankin The Nile – the world’s longest river – runs through 11 countries in Africa and has a basin that covers...

Farming in South Africa is under threat from climate change. Here’s how

Written by: Peter Johnston There’s an assumption in the agricultural industry that the yields and prices of crops will vary according to local conditions as...

Mass movement and the “femininization” of agriculture

Courtesy of Landscape News Written by: Gabrielle Lipton In the vernacular of climate change, the term “climate justice” is nowadays rolling off tongues much in the...

Gabon to Receive $150 million from Norway to Preserve Rainforests

Written by: Kimberly White Gabon and Norway have entered into a historic agreement to preserve Gabon's rainforests. The partnership between the two nations provides Gabon...

Ethiopia’s future is tied to water – a vital yet threatened resource in a...

Written by: Meron Teferi Taye and Ellen Dyer In July Ethiopians planted 350 million trees in a single day. This was part of the country’s national green legacy...

Kenya Launches Awareness Campaign to Stop Illegal Ivory Trade

Written by: Kimberly White The First Lady of Kenya, Margaret Kenyatta, has officially launched the “Ivory Trade is a Rip-off” campaign. The campaign is a...

Ethiopia Breaks World Record, Plants More than 350 Million Trees in 12 Hours

Written by: Kimberly White  Ethiopia planted a record-breaking 353,633,660 trees in 12 hours on July 29th. Initially setting out to plant 200 million trees, the...

Elephant and Rhino Populations Rebounding Following Poaching Crackdown in Tanzania

Written by: Kimberly White  Rhino and elephant populations are on the rise in Tanzania. The population rebound is a result of government efforts to crackdown...

Conservation Win for Elephants in Mozambique

Written by: Kimberly White Once plagued with wildlife crime, the Niassa National Reserve has become a safe haven for elephants. On June 17th, the Wildlife...

Action is needed to save West Africa’s critically endangered chimpanzees

Written by: Tatyana Humle, Rosa Garriga, and Luna Cuadrado In 2016, the International Union for Conservation of Nature listed the western African subspecies of...

In Ghana, one man plants a future with 20 million new trees

Courtesy of Landscape News Written by: Hugh Biggar Nana Yaw Osei-Darkwa is helping Ghana see the forest for the trees. His country has experienced drastic deforestation in...

Conserving the Congo Basin: Cuvette Centrale

Written by: Kimberly White A bountiful fusion of rivers, flooded forests, swamps and savannahs, the Congo Basin is abounding with life. A vital refuge for...

Mountain Gorilla: Population Increase Gives Hope

Written by: Kimberly White The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List has reclassified the Mountain Gorilla from “critically endangered” to “endangered.” The status change...