Israeli Business Boosts Agriculture in Kenya

Green Prophet

Gilad Millo, head of business development at Amiran Kenya and former Israeli diplomat, seeks to make farming attractive to Kenyan youth by proving it can be a profitable, professional business. According to Millo, today the average smallholder farmer in Kenya is over 45. “We

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Steering a New Course for Kenya’s Fisheries

Nature Conservancy - Science

Separated from the main land by a narrow channel and protected from the vast Indian Ocean by a series of long coral reefs, the Lamu archipelago along Kenya’s northern coast boasts an impressive diversity of ecosystems and marine life. FishPath in Kenya. At Work in Kenya.

Molecular Science Meets Muddy Boots Ecology in Kenya

Nature Conservancy - Science

My goal is to do research that has real-world conservation impacts,” says Kartzinel, who is using DNA to re-create and visualize detailed food webs that show what animals in and around Kenya’s Mpala Research Station are eating. “It’s Meet the NatureNet Science Fellows: Tyler Kartzinel.

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Nature’s Climate Solutions

Conservancy Talk

In Kenya, our partner, the Northern Rangelands Trust’s managed grazing program teaches herders that, by bunching cattle to clear and fertilize one area before moving on to new pasture, grass grows back more quickly with stronger, deeper roots.

For Some Elephants, an Uncertain — But Not Stressful — Future

Nature Conservancy - Science

While collecting dung samples from wild elephants is somewhat dangerous and far from glamorous ( see video ), the work has been providing useful insight into whether elephant populations in Kenya could live in proximity to people and livestock without stress.

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Mobile Text Surveys: A Smarter Way to Measure Conservation’s Impacts on People?

Nature Conservancy - Science

In Kenya, it’s 89%, Mexico 82%, and China 80% (World Bank 2012).SMS How it Works: The Mobile Data Collection Pilot in Northern Kenya. Kenya is a nearly ideal place to test the mobile data-collection approach. A Samburu woman checks her cell phone.

Meet the NatureNet Fellows: Megan McSherry

Nature Conservancy - Science

Samburu child with goats at West Gate Conservancy in Northern Kenya. My very first trip to Africa was in 2005, as a study abroad student with the School for Field Studies,” she says, “and I was on a wildlife management and ecology program in southern Kenya.

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Don’t Panic, Do Act: A Climate Resource With Real Solutions

Conservancy Talk

Mr. Hawken’s book is paired with an extensive website, www.drawdown.org , that describes 80 strategies for battling climate change (along with another 20 that are on the horizon). These include strategies like energy efficiency to nuclear power to biofuels.

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Bridging the Gap: Strengthening Community Conservation in Canada and Africa

Conservancy Talk

As the others arrived by minibus and Landrover from Tanzania, Nambia and Kenya, I was struck by the feeling that I was sitting on the sidelines of a family reunion, watching people’s eyes light up as they shook hands, hugged, laughed and expressed excitement to be in each other’s company again.

Watch out for Lumpy Skin Disease as UAE Bans Jordan’s Cows

Green Prophet

LSD next migrated to Kenya, Sudan and Somalia with the disease seemingly restricted to sub-Saharan countries until 1988 when it was clinically recognized in Egypt. Glyn Davies , head of the ODA Virology Project in Kenya, LSD has proved impossible to eradicate in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Beyond Birding by Ear: Understanding Bird Alarm Calls

Nature Conservancy - Science

I suspect that the willets have a word for peregrine falcon as well (a “high pitched jittery squeal” according one author), because the evasion strategy they must instantly implement to save themselves from a peregrine is different from their eagle response. (To

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Recommended Reading: 'Pico-solar Electric Systems' by John Keane

Sierra Club Compass

These revolutionary pico-solar systems , which can power appliances such as mobile phones and LED lights, are an important component of a global strategy to alleviate the energy poverty that affects 1.2

The Path to Sustainable Fisheries is Paved with Data

Nature Conservancy - Science

Kenya, Palau, Peru, US: Road Testing the Solution. The tool is a user-friendly guide to selecting context appropriate management strategies to guide fisheries towards sustainability. “If it doesn’t get measured, it doesn’t get managed.”.

deliberateLIFE Magazine Issue #5 – Review

Green (Living) Review

Her consultancy combines behavior change communication, strategic planning and cultural anthropology to develop effective change strategies for non-profits, governments, and businesses interested in tackling social issues.

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Field Report: Green Education in Ethiopia

Blue Earth

I am now on a flight back from Ethiopia (located near the horn of East Africa, surrounded by Sudan, Somalia, Kenya and Eritrea). I lived for the last three weeks in the northern region of the country, in the high plateaus and mountains of Tigray.

Saving the Least Protected Habitat on Earth

Conservancy Talk

A herder watches over cattle at Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Northern Kenya. From the Great Plains to Kenya to Patagonia, The Nature Conservancy is working with ranchers to implement sustainable grazing techniques like this that benefit both nature and traditional ranching culture.

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Giraffe Gaffe

Eco Friendly Daily

Management strategies have looked at the total numbers of giraffes and found them to be in little need of protection – they are in a low risk category with the IUCN’s Red List. Once considered the most numerous subspecies, the reticulated giraffe lives across Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia.

Professor Wangari Maathai honoured with the 2nd International Green Awards™ Lifetime Achievement Award

Green (Living) Review

Professor Wangari Maathai went on to establish this movement, which has now planted over 45 million trees in Kenya.

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Marriott leads global hotel chains in sustainability

Green Traveler Guides

The companies self-report their efforts in 22 areas, including support for climate legislation and a clear, complete articulation of their climate action strategies. However, few appear to be aligning such actions as part of a larger and more comprehensive carbon management strategy.

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deliberateLIFE. The green and ethical magazine for the iPad generation

Green (Living) Review

Her consultancy combines behavior change communication, strategic planning and cultural anthropology to develop effective change strategies for non-profits, governments, and businesses interested in tackling social issues.

How Could Land Tenure Security Affect Conservation?

Nature Conservancy - Science

This relationship is the same for nomadic herders in Inner Mongolia, corn farmers in the United States, smallholder farmers in Kenya, subsistence farmers in Ethiopia, forest communities in Indonesia, and Aboriginal communities in Northern Australia.

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Changing the Way We Think About Water: Q&A with Peter Gleick

Conservancy Talk

Peter Gleick: First you must understand the “hard path,” traditional strategies focused on building large, centralized engineered water systems managed by large, centralized institutions. Samburu women collect water from a well at the West Gate Conservancy in Northern Kenya.

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Istanbul: 500 Youth Activists Gather for Global Power Shift Summit

Green Prophet

President Obama unveiled his groundbreaking climate action plan, 500 young climate activists from around the globe have gathered in Istanbul to mobilize strategies for a cleaner energy future. With the dust of social anger still unsettled in Taksim Square and on the same day that U.S.

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People and Nature: Announcing Our New Social Scientists

Nature Conservancy - Science

Goats belonging to Samburu tribe drinking at Namunyak water project, part of The Northern Rangelands Trust’s work in northern Kenya. Photo by Suzi Eszterhas.

Combining the Where & How of Conservation Planning: A New Book from Eddie Game & Craig Groves

Nature Conservancy - Science

Game, the Conservancy’s lead scientist for the Asia Pacific region, has worked on conservation projects in more than 15 countries, applying innovative methods and analyses to community protected areas in the Solomon Islands, grazing management in northern Kenya, and catchment restoration in Colombia.

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World Responsible Tourism Day 2010

Green Traveler Guides

An expo in London is expected to draw tourism organizations from around the globe to mark the day and discuss strategies and practical implementation of sustainable tourism practices.

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Nature’s Role in Providing Clean Water in Africa

Conservancy Talk

One effective strategy we’ve developed for protecting watersheds is water funds—a funding and governance model that brings together different water users to improve the stewardship of watershed areas critical for water supply. “Water is life.”

Meet the NatureNet Fellows: Anne Trainor

Nature Conservancy - Science

She has also conducted small mammal surveys in Kenya, participated in a lynx reintroduction project in Colorado and studied dispersal behavior of red-cockaded woodpeckers. “I Anne Trainor poses with a soon-to-be-reintroduced Canada lynx.

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To Reach Our Climate Mitigation Goal, We Must Grow the Market for Natural Solutions

Conservancy Talk

Making choices is what distinguishes us as humans. The world may have signed up to an agreement on climate at the 21 st Conference of Parties (COP21) in Paris in December, but we face the same choices today as we faced two weeks ago.

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Mark Tercek chats with Justin Adams, new Global Managing Director of Lands

Conservancy Talk

Aside from playing in the local fields and woods, my early connections with nature were shaped by visits to my grandparents in Kenya. Q: You spent 10 years working on renewable strategies at BP. Global Managing Director of Lands, Justin Adams. Photo © The Nature Conservancy.

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Serious fruit and vegetable boom needed to feed Britain

Green (Living) Review

How sensible is it to fly in green beens – French beans – from Kenya when they are in season in the UK as well. “We It is simply not acceptable for Britain to continue to import foodstuffs such as beans from countries like Kenya, they say.

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Tech Titans Help Protect Last Perfect Place In California

Conservancy Talk

After a trip to Kenya, TNC’s China board launched the CGCF to fund important conservation work outside of China’s borders. Just before the start of the new year, my organization, The Nature Conservancy, got some very good news.

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Civilization without destruction

Conservancy Talk

There are three strategies we are focused on – firstly, avoiding conversion of lands with high ecological significance; secondly, improving land management practices on our existing production lands; and thirdly, restoring degraded lands on a global scale.

A Breakthrough for Data-Poor Fisheries Starts in Palau

Nature Conservancy - Science

And the Conservancy is now working to bring the approach to “data-poor, resource-poor” developing world fisheries across the globe — from Indonesia to Belize to California and even freshwater fisheries like Kenya’s Lake Tanganyika.

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Local MP visits award-winning environment-friendly recycler

Green (Living) Review

While there, he found out about Waste King’s many environmentally-friendly waste and recycling initiatives and congratulated the company and its staff on their award-winning environmentally friendly policies and business strategy.

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Climate change disasters doubled – eating up world’s food security

Green Prophet

“National strategies for disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation that support resilience must address the types of disasters with the greatest impact on the agriculture sector, the FAO Director-General said.

AGRICULTURE IN URBAN PLANNING Generating Livelihoods and Food Security

The Green Changemakers

This volume, by researchers working in urban agriculture, examines concrete strategies to integrate city farming into the urban landscape. Household Food Security Among Urban Farmers in Nairobi, Kenya Eunice Wambui Njogu 1 2008 2.

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Valuing Nature: Q&A with Gretchen Daily

Conservancy Talk

And we see new actors—corporations, multilaterals, private investors and others –making nature a core part of business strategy to reduce risk and generate economic opportunity.

2015 114

Climate Change, Health, and Population Dynamics: A View from Tanzania

Nature Conservancy - Science

Voluntary family planning, which greatly improves women’s health , could play a part in a rights-based strategy that advances adaptive capacity and women’s health simultaneously. Only 26% of married women use modern contraception , compared with 53% next door in Kenya.

Science for Nature & People (SNAP) Accepting Proposals for New Working Groups

Nature Conservancy - Science

Elephant in the Maasai Mara of Kenya, East Africa. Pablo Borelli, grasslands scientist, grazing expert and founder of Ovis XXI inspects improvements to the grass cover and regeneration of the grass quality in Argentina. Nick Hall.

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Global Cities Need Natural Defenses

Conservancy Talk

The following post originally appeared on UMB’s Future Cities. As Superstorm Sandy reminded us, cities face the dual pressures of increased urbanization and climate change, putting them at risk for storms, droughts, heat waves and more. These risks are real and significant.

Unilever announced as Grand Prix Winner at 6th International Green Awards™

Green (Living) Review

While each of the category winners displayed true innovation in their own sector, judges were impressed by the extent and ambition exhibited by Unilever’s strategy considering the wide-ranging nature and size of the organization, with measured progress and ambitious targets to embed sustainability within all aspects of the company, forming a world leading core strategy for future business behavior. I hate to ask but how come that such companies seem to win prizes with greenwash?

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Fighting Corruption Toolkit

The Green Changemakers

Moldova An Anti-Corruption Day in a Youth Camp Corruption Fighters’ Tool Kit Civil society experiences and emerging strategies 2002 - 2003 Purchase the print version pub_order_form.doc 73.50

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