WWF calls for urgent action in Mozambique as hundreds of elephants are being poached every year

Green Blog

The elephants in northern Mozambique survived the country’s bloody civil war, but now they are being killed by the hundreds every year. An aerial-survey, commissioned by WWF-Mozambique, shows that between 480 to 900 elephants died in the area between 2011 and 2013, with the majority of the deaths being blamed on poaching. But poaching seems to be increasing in not just Mozambique but also in neighboring South Africa.

The Green Buzz: Thursday, November 7

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Mozambique’s former president is working to curb rhino poaching by eliminating extreme poverty. Animals Conservation Issues Dams Environmental News Environmental Science Science The Green Buzz beer blackfish Bloomberg CBS News colorado craft brewing fracking Grist market watch Mozambique npr Penobscot River rhino poaching sea world stock market Restored rivers, place-based beer, and “Blackfish” all in today’s green news.

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Conde Nast Traveler’s 2011 ‘World Savers’

Green Traveler Guides

Small Resort: Guludo Beach Lodge, Mozambique. On a white sand beach on Mozambique, this hyper-secluded getaway has leveraged upscale travel to change the lives of 15,000 Mozambicans by giving them access to clean water when they never had it before. Australia Brazil Mozambique News Sao Paulo South Africa Abercrombie & Kent Accor Banyan Tree Guludo Beach Lodge Lindblad Lufthansa Six Senses Spier Wolgan| Green Travel News |.

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Inequality between rich and poor nations helps fuel a climate of mistrust and sabotages efforts to secure a climate deal

Green Blog

A single power plant in Great Britain will produce more CO2 emissions, every year, than all 139 million people living in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Mozambique combined. Photo credit: america.gov. The 15th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP15) in Copenhagen, which many have said was our last chance to take action against “ the greatest threat the world has ever faced ”, ended in a failure.

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A.D. Schwarz’s African-Inspired Jewelry Debuts at Linhardt Studio in NYC

Eco Chic

Schwarz collection; made from sustainably-harvested wood from Mozambique. The line is almost as guilt-free as a green tea Pinkberry as it is made in Mozambique by a local worker’s cooperative from sustainably harvested wood. Tags: Art & Design X Arts & Culture X Celebrating X Africa Mozambique plates Summer Rayne Oakes wood Bracelets from the A.D.

Eco-tourism company Banyan Tree Group plans expansion in 2021


The group will be adding new openings in Asia, where it already has extensive experience, along with new destinations such as Qatar in the Middle East, Greece in Europe and Mozambique in Africa.

Daily Demand and Supply: The impact of expectations

Environmental Economics

The fungus recently turned up at banana plantations in Mozambique and Jordan, triggering fears that its next stop will be Latin America, the world's largest banana exporter. According to Nature, the fungus had been thought to be confined to Asia until it turned up in Mozambique in October. "For

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War, Wildlife and a Remarkable Comeback in Gorongosa

Nature Conservancy - Science

Photo © USAID Mozambique / Flickr through a Creative Commons license. Two decades of civil war devastated people and wildlife in Gorongosa National Park. As many as one million people died in the war and many of the park’s large mammals including lions and elephants were poached for food or ivory. Wildcam Gorongosa uses trail cams to document the surprising ability of wildlife to bounce back with a little help from conservation.

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Smallholder farmers need seat at climate table

Green (Living) Review

In Mozambique, for example, IFAD is working with the Centre for the Promotion of Agriculture to support the mainstreaming of gender and climate change adaptation into national policies on horticulture, cassava and red meat production. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Short - term, reactive solutions are not enough to help smallholder farmers cope with climate change, according to a 2015 report by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). “If

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Yemen, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan among the world’s hungriest countries (UN report)

Green Prophet

Yemen — Village in the Manakhah District of the Sana’a Governorate in the Haraz Mountains. Some 41 countries continue to be in need of external assistance for food, with conflicts acting as the primary cause of high levels of food insecurity and adverse weather conditions – particularly rainfall shortages in Africa – acutely affecting food availability and access for millions of people, a quarterly report by the United Nations says.

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The Devastating Consequences of Wildlife Poaching


In Africa, poaching has led to the extinction of wild rhinoceros in Mozambique. In Mozambique, a poacher receives $5,000 for a rhino horn, a stupendous amount in an economy like Mozambique where a farmhand’s wage is $100 a month [6]. . Wildlife poaching has grave. consequences for targeted species and their habitats.

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Jordan Dana Biosphere Reserve Kicks Out Kerosene

Green Prophet

Established in 1989, the Dana Biosphere Reserve lies in the Rift Valley that stretches from Syria to Mozambique. Jordan takes another definitive step towards a renewable future with a little help from its Czech friends. There will be no more stinky kerosene for the first solar-illuminated Bedouin tent in Jordan. Gas and kerosene lanterns have been replaced with a far more sustainable resource at the Rumana campsite in the Dana Biosphere Reserve.

IRENA to Pitch Morocco as Africa’s Renewable Energy Pilot at Rio+20

Green Prophet

Co-hosted by the government of Mozambique, this high-level meeting aims to spark a renewable energy revolution throughout the African continent, which supports 15% of the world’s population that in turn consumes a mere 5% of its generated energy. Renewing Africa’s Energy Future is the theme of an International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) side-event scheduled to take place today at the Rio +20 conference underway in Brazil.

Why Are Elephants Endangered Species?


World Wildlife Fund has established protected zones in countries including Mozambique, trained wildlife managers in Cambodia and Lao and worked with governments to identify illegal trade routes and shut down suppliers. There is no more iconic symbol of wildlife. conservation than the noble elephant that marches the plains of Africa and the jungles of Asia.

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Developing Nations Need Help With Climate Disruption Readiness

Sierra Club Compass

This information is available for anyone who may need it, including leaders in any of the 177 countries considered -- and it has already helped countries like Mozambique examine its own food security measures. "Adaptive Thursday's release of the 2013 University of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index (ND-GAIN) showed that it will take the world's poorest countries 100 years on average to reach the level of climate readiness that the wealthiest countries already have.

The most dangerous spots in the Mediterranean for natural disasters

Green Prophet

This fault line stretches 4830 km (3,000 miles) from northern Syria to Mozambique. Threats of potential extreme geohazards against humanity became partial reality this month, following the spectacular eruption of the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile (photo above); and the 7.8 magnitude earthquake in northern Nepal.

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Valuing Nature: Q&A with Gretchen Daily

Cool Green Science

Gulf Coast states; Guiding development planning in British Columbia, Mozambique and Myanmar; Managing corporate risk in sourcing decisions for Unilever; Informing impact assessment and permitting for the Colombian Ministry of the Environment; Making smart transportation loan decisions by the IDB across Latin America; and Targeting REDD+ investments in forest restoration for IUCN and country governments in Africa.

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Shrinking Fish, High Flying Bumblebees, Speeding Glaciers & More

Nature Conservancy - Science

The blind snakes of Mozambique — how do they feed? Greenland’s Jakobshavn Isbræ glacier–thought to have calved the iceberg that sank the Titanic–flowed at 46 meters a day in the summer of 2012. That’s 30-50% faster than previous summers. Photo credit: kriskaer under Creative Commons license. By Marty Downs, Bob Lalasz, Matt Miller, and Lisa Feldkamp of the TNC Science Communications team.

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Harry's Nuts! declared elephant friendly

Green (Living) Review

Liberation Foods is co-owned by farming groups from Malawi , Mozambique , Bolivia , Brazil , Nicaragua , Peru , El Salvador and India. Harry’s Nuts!, the Fairtrade salted nuts from Harry Hill, have been declared ‘Elephant Friendly’ thanks to the work of Fairtrade cashew farmers in India in protecting an endangered species. The snacks are available in Sainsbury’s, Waitrose and other outlets and the packs of cashews have an extra environmental boast with each munch.

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Eco-friendly hotels mean less can be more

The Green Changemakers

kolarbyn.se) Vamizi Island, Mozambique The resort was set up by a group of European private investors determined to create sustainable tourism on this tiny island. Romina McGuinness 08 February 2010 06:00 Metro World News La Montana Magica hotel prides itself on blending in with the local environment. Luxury isn’t always extravagant. Metro found five eco-hotels where they are showing that less is more.

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Conservation Group Details Countries Facing Poaching Issues

Eco Friendly Daily

Mozambique was ranked as one of the worst origin countries, the WWF indicating that the country is failing to protect elephants and rhinos. Nearly hunted to extinction in the 1800s, the white rhinoceros has made a spectacular comeback. Poaching has become a global issue and has organized crime, similar to illegal drug and arms smuggling. Advanced technology is now used to track and kill species, many of which are endangered.

Collapse (Jared Diamond)

The Green Changemakers

This reminds me of living here in Mozambique where bush areas are transformed into machambas (gardens) where they plan corn and alot of stuff. Which is sad because damages Mozambique's environment. Review by Christian Tena Bottom up Management Approach as opposed to Top Down p 277-278 "Small societies occupying a small island or homeland can adopt a bottom-up approach to environmental management.

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AGRICULTURE IN THE CITY A Key to Sustainability in Havana, Cuba

The Green Changemakers

Like Zambia, Mozambique, and Armenia, Cuba responded to this crisis with a food program that included support to urban agriculture: farming in the city. AGRICULTURE IN THE CITY A Key to Sustainability in Havana, Cuba Maria Caridad Cruz and Roberto Sánchez Medina Ian Randle Publishers/ IDRC 2003 ISBN 9-76637-158-X e-ISBN 1-55250-104-3 244 pp. During the 1990s, several national economies saw their urban food markets collapse.

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Travelling Without Money to Istanbul’s Travel House

Green Prophet

Some participants also visited Angola, Mozambique, Malawi, Yemen, Congo - Brazzaville, Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Mali, Mauritania, and other countries, spending up to 1.5 A place where you can stay for free in Istanbul, meet other travellers and exchange travel experiences? The Serbia Travel Club made their crazy idea reality, and Istanbul’s Travel House was open for everyone. I paid them an overnight visit in Istanbul and rediscovered how enriching travelling can be.

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COP 18: Where Are All the Women? - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

At an event later in the day called “ Gender and Climate Innovation: Breakthrough changes for gender equality ” which featured two women whom have inspired me during my time here at COP, Mary Robinson (the first female President of Ireland) and Christiana Figueres (the Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC) and the extraordinary Minister Alcinda Abreau of Mozambique. Compass. « COP 18: What Negotiators Can Learn from the Qatar Symphony Orchestra | Main. |

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Can we avoid ecological collapse? Prof. Julia Steinberger

Low Impact

And in Bangladesh, in Mozambique last summer, Barbados, and some parts of Australia have collapsed, places that have been hit by mega-typhoons in the Philippines, places that have suffered horrific drought in India. Can we avoid ecological collapse?


Green (Living) Review

Here is Elisa Mongue’s story: Elisa is a smallholder farmer in Mozambique.

Food Rebellions: 7 Steps to Solving the Food Crisis

The Green Changemakers

Food sovereignty in action: The First of December Farmers’ Association, in Lichego, Mozambique, works together to increase crop diversity and output, and improve diets. by Eric Holt-Gimenez Resistance to the trade and “aid” policies that displace farmers and increase hunger. Photo by Nicholas Paget-Clarke Interested? www.inmotionmagazine.com The World Food Program describes the current global food crisis as a silent tsunami, with billions of people going hungry.

Shocking analysis by country of years left to zero emissions

Green Blog

years), Samoa (31.3), Tonga (31.3), Morocco (32.8), Senegal (32.8), Albania (32.8), Georgia (32.8), Armenia (34.3), St Vincent & Grenadines (36.1), Kenya (36.1), Maldives (37.9), Kyrgyzstan (37.9), Burkina Faso (37.9), India (40.1), Cook Islands (40.1), Bhutan (42.4), Yemen (45.1), Tajikistan (45.1), Mozambique (45.1), Rwanda (45.1), Burundi (45.1), Lesotho (48.1), Swaziland (48.1).

Island Nations can fight Climate Genocide with Carbon Debt & Carbon Credit Analysis

Green Blog

At the 2011 Durban Climate Conference the US, with the help of its climate criminal lackeys Australia and Canada, again succeeded in preventing requisite international climate change action. It was reported that Island States had again pleaded with other representatives to avert “ climate genocide ” but their pleas fell on deaf ears at Durban, as at Cancun, as at Copenhagen.

Analysis by country of fossil fuel burning-based Carbon Debt and Carbon Credit

Green Blog

Fossil fuel burning yielding the greenhouse gas (GHG) carbon dioxide (CO2) is a major component of man-made global warming. In relation to carbon pollution from the burning of fossil fuels, Net Carbon Debt is equal to the Historical Carbon Debt (from fossil fuel burning since the start of the Industrial Revolution in circa 1750) minus the Carbon Credit (the residual carbon pollution from fossil fuel burning permitted between now and zero emissions in 2050).

Urban Upgrading

The Green Changemakers

View the topics in the index below by clicking on the red button. View photographs of 'Success Stores' from projects around the world. What is a slum ? What is urban upgrading ? What is needed to make it work ? What is the demand for upgrading? What are the benefits of upgrading? Why have Government programs failed to reach the poor? What about the urban – rural linkages ? Will it cost a lot? Are the costs sustainable ? Why is community involvement important?

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