Nature’s Nectar Zambia: Socially Conscious Honey & Wax Project

Greentumble

But, in Northwestern Zambia trees are being cut for another reason; making beehives. The Lunda people of Zambia, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Angola have been beekeepers for centuries. They are Field Operations managers for Nature’s Nectar Zambia.

Carrying the Torch from Arkansas to Zambia

Conservancy Talk

One May night last year, my colleagues Mike Melnechuk, Roger Mangham and I were walking from our tents to the dining room at the Mukambi Safari Lodge in central Zambia when our flashlight’s beam revealed two sets of gleaming eyes in the tall grass about 60 feet ahead. As the adrenaline from that encounter faded, I reminded myself that humans pose more danger to wildlife in Zambia than vice versa. The situation in Zambia is a little more complex.

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Greenpop Trees for Zambia

Celsias

The launch event for Trees For Zambia has come to an end with the most epic planting site we have ever experienced: Last Friday on the final day of our project we were priviledged enough to plant at the World Heritage Site of the Victoria Falls in Zambia with support of the National Heritage Conservation Commission.

Greenpop- Trees for Zambia

Celsias

Trees for Zambia has started! Zambia has one of the highest deforestation rates in the world and by planting over 5000 indigenous and fruit trees in schools, forest concession areas, subsistence farmer communities and the national heritage site of the Victoria Falls, Trees For From our friends at Greenpop.just to keep you up to date. What an exciting week we've had so far!

Greenpop Launches Trees for Zambia 2013

Celsias

In 2012 Greenpop launched Trees for Zambia, a reforestation and eco-awareness project which began with a 3-week tree planting event and was followed by an ongoing campaign to inspire awareness about deforestation, climate change, tree planting, environmental sustainability and alternative energy sources. Trees for Zambia 2013 will be the second Action Event hosted in Livingstone to boost the project and plant around 5000 trees in schools, on subsistence farms and in reforestation sites.

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Elephant Journal

This Too Shall Pass. ~ Lisa M. Ash

Elephant Journal

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Wild Products

Eco Friendly Daily

In the Luangwa Valley of Zambia, some new ideas may bring relief to local people. COMACO then packages and transports items to grocery stores across Zambia. “It’s Environment It''s Wild Luangwa Valley Snarewear Zambia We seem to spend a lot. In fact, much of western society is caught up on a consumer treadmill. Isn’t it ironic to know there is an upgrade on the horizon with every purchase – especially with electronics? But there are some conscientious choices possible.

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.

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Orphaned Baby Elephants Need Our Help. ~ Alicia Wozniak

Elephant Journal

IFAW has entered an exciting new partnership, the Zambia Elephant Orphanage. Animal Rights (Vegan, Pets, Wildlife) Blog (always click 4 all blogs) baby elephants donation elephants giving IFAW International Fund for Animal Welfare orphaned elephants

Looking after the Orphans of the Ivory Wars.

Elephant Journal

Suni, her foot soaked and cleaned, is handed into the care of the day shift staff at the Elephant Nursery Facility at the Lilayi Game Reserve near Lusaka in Zambia. The call of a bush baby fades as the first rays of morning light start to filter through the trees. Attacked with an axe by the poachers that killed her mother, Suni’s wounds require intensive care. Her future is uncertain. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Africa care elephants extinction poaching

The Green Buzz: Friday, June 14

Conservancy Talk

Conservation leads to job opportunities in Zambia ( Times of Zambia). Near extinct Philippine Eagle found to be thriving elsewhere in the Philippines – queue the R. Kelly track, “I believe I can fly.” ” National bird of the Philippines found nesting in previously unknown region, leads to conservation effort ( ABS-CBN ). The joys of teaching conservation to kids while fishing. Gannet).

How the UAE can push eco-friendly energy solutions forward

Green Prophet

With the recent appointment of Dr Sixtus Mulenga as Non-Executive Chairman of Aggreko Zambia, there looks to be a focus on such dedicated projects in Europe, Middle East and Africa. The pressure for environmentally friendly energy solutions on the globe is now more than ever. With an increased demand for energy supply comes an equally high demand for sustainability and environmental responsibility.

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The New “Birds of Thailand”

10,000 Birds

There are only two countries in Africa that are not covered by regional or a country guide, only by the overweight pan-African one: the DR Congo and Zambia. But the second one is reasonably developed, has well known national parks, some famous lodges – you’ve all seen the footage of elephants passing through the reception desk area but had no clue it was in Zambia – and no local field guide. So, Lynx Edicions, publish Zambia next, you cannot go wrong with it.

Exploring the Uncharted Bird World

10,000 Birds

601-800 sp: Canada, Costa Rica, Panama; Russia; Guinea, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Congo (Brazzaville), Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa; Laos, New Guinea (PNG); Australia.

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Life is Always Shared Property. ~ Lisa M. Ash

Elephant Journal

Rolled tightly, bound to my hiking backpack with an old headband-turned-travel-necessity, my thin little yoga mat travelled time zones, cultures, and immigration offices to land right here, on this patch of cement in the very back corner of a guest house property in Chingola, Zambia. My mat is shared property now.

Bringing clean energy to poor communities in Africa

Sierra Club Compass

SunFunder partnered with SunnyMoney last year, and their first loan of $10,000 to sell solar lights to families in Zambia has been fully repaid in the first nine months. SunnyMoney sells their solar lights and phone chargers exclusively in Malawi, Zambia, Kenya, and Tanzania through the schools’ network. Africa is beginning to see a new light. A solar-powered light that is. Currently 598 million Africans live off the grid in rural Africa.

With My Own Two Wheels

Wend Magazine

Fred is a caregiver from Zambia who rides from village to village visiting aids patients. The transformational power of bicycles is the subject of a new film by brothers Jacob & Isaac Seigel-Boettner. With My Own Two Wheels ” takes us on a ride through the developing world to see how these simple mechanical devices are changing peoples’ lives. Though here in the U.S.

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What is a Palm-thrush?

10,000 Birds

They are also found in patches of Zimbabwe and Mozambique, and also north through Zambia, the Congo and Tanzania (just poking into Kenya). A post I wrote a few weeks ago where I made some disparaging remarks about America’s pseudowarblers (and poetry) generated a certain amount of negative feedback, and clearly some apologies are in order. Mum, Dad, I’m sorry I described my childhood as feral.

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How Can Conservationists Convince Consumers Not to Buy Ivory?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Elephants in Ngoma Forest at Kafue National Park in Zambia. The Conservancy is working with the people of Zambia to ensure the protection of elephants by strengthening anti-poaching security. How can conservationists convince people not to buy ivory? Do outreach and education campaigns around ivory have any hope of succeeding? What messages will persuade people that their actions could harm or save elephants?

Exploring Africa by Train

Green Prophet

On some occasions, visitors can also be afforded the time to enter Zambia and see the majestic Victoria Falls from the Zambian side (this allows visitors to get a better and more beautiful view of the Devils’ Pool along the Victoria Falls).

Why VATs on Solar Energy Hinder Progress on Energy Poverty

Sierra Club Compass

Zambia currently exempts off-grid solar products -- like solar lanterns -- from a VAT that is typically applied to imported goods. But more solar products are needed in Zambia and across sub-Saharan Africa. Photo credit: SolarAid. What difference can a value added tax make to the lives of those living in energy poverty?  A big one. Currently, many countries in sub-Saharan Africa apply a value added tax (VAT) to clean energy products like solar lanterns and solar home systems.

Namibia’s 15 key birds

10,000 Birds

The League of Nations thereafter mandated this huge block of land to South Africa to administer and autonomy was only granted after the protracted Namibian War of Independence that was fought between the South African defense force and Namibian freedom fighters based in Angola, Zambia and other neighboring countries. Only in the far northern border regions with Angola and Zambia, where the mighty Okavango and Zambezi Rivers flow, is the country home to higher population densities.

Meet Coach Cass, the Millennial Face of African travel

Eco Chic

Now, almost six years later, her tour business has grown to include several more destinations: Morocco, Zambia,Tanzania, and Kenya, to name only a few. . Raise your hand if you, like me, have ever scrolled through your Instagram feed and all-but-drooled over photos of epic scenery in the far reaches of the world. Don’t be shy, I too am raising my hand. .

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

Green Prophet

The disease was first observed in 1929 in Zambia (formerly North Rhodesia) and was initially considered to be the result of poisoning or a hypersensitivity to insect bites. The United Arab Emirates has imposed a temporary ban on imports of live cattle , their non-processed skins and all beef derivatives originating from the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan following recently reported cases of Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD).

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Getting the Best Value for Conservation in Africa

Nature Conservancy - Science

The Bangweulu Wetlands ecosystem in northern Zambia covers a large area of great biodiversity. Such opportunities often cross national boundaries — such as the overlapping freshwater and terrestrial prospects of the Great Lakes region, which has portions in Tanzania , the Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia and Malawi, or the Nigeria to Gabon coastal region.

Pharox Solar kit facilitates increase in students' pass percentage

EcoFriend

a San Francisco-based company which deals in sustainable LED lighting technology, has announced that it has received official word that its Pharox Solar kit, which the company had given as donations to students in Zambia, has had a positive effect on students. Last year, Empowered by Light - the company that distributed the kit - kept itself busy by supplying more than 1,000 Pharox Solar Kits through its Solar: Zambia project to various villages in the country.

Elephants Are Glad for Today

Conservancy Talk

But it’s a rewarding job, and our Africa program of The Nature Conservancy is working with local partners in Zambia, Kenya and Tanzania to help train, fund and equip wildlife rangers. . It’s World Ranger Day , and here’s one reason why you should care: Elephants are in crisis. In 1980, African elephant populations were estimated at 1.2 million. But poaching is decimating these graceful land giants: today, only about 450,000 remain. Poachers are after ivory.

Pink in Africa

10,000 Birds

It is found in higher-elevation woodlands from northern Zambia and Malawi northwards through Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia and Somalia and into the Arabian peninsula. Of course Africa could not to be left out of the pink weekend so I have researched all African species whose official or alternative names include the word “pink”. There are certainly some stunners involved. Pink-throated Twinspot.

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New England Patriots Head to Nicaragua

Eco Friendly Daily

After last year’s Super Bowl game, a significant portion of the Chicago Bears apparel was distributed in Zambia in southern Africa. Seconds after the New York Giants claimed victory in Super Bowl XLII, the players were sporting caps proclaiming their status as champions – this of course meant that similar caps and apparel emblazoned with the Patriot’s logo, were sitting unused and unwanted on the sidelines.

Africa’s Big Five and Little Five

10,000 Birds

Prime destinations for seeing African Elephant in the wild include Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Uganda. Lions are most easily found in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. I’m sure you’ve all heard of Africa’s famous Big Five , but do you know there is also an equally fascinating Little Five ?

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Africa’s Barbets

10,000 Birds

White-chested Tinkerbird is one of Africa’s avian mysteries, known only from a single specimen collected in 1964 at Mayau in north-west Zambia, close to the borders of Angola and the DRC. Another isolated population of White-headed is separated as a Chaplin’s Barbet , Zambia’s only endemic bird. Barbets are a group of medium sized, chunky, generally colorful, frugivorous, hole-nesting near-passerines, that are popular targets for anyone birding in the tropics.

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What makes a good bird guide – your saying

10,000 Birds

I once asked our guide at the South Luangwa national park [Zambia] if he was good with birds. My last blog has created quite a discussion among the readers, mostly from US, but also southern and eastern Africa and Europe (apologies if I forgot some region). They were commenting where they felt most at home – on their favourite FB pages (predominantly American Birding Association).

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2011: A Year of Weather Extremes, with More to Come

Green Blog

Worldwide, seven countries set all-time temperature highs in 2011: Armenia, China, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Republic of the Congo, and Zambia. Interestingly, Zambia also was the only country to experience an all-time low temperature when it dropped to -9 degrees Celsius (16 degrees Fahrenheit) in June. The global average temperature in 2011 was 14.52 degrees Celsius (58.14 degrees Fahrenheit).

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Introducing the African Birding Beat

10,000 Birds

Ethiopia – the roof of Africa, fascinating endemic birds and wildlife and an incredible cultural and historical destination; Namibia , Botswana & Zambia – a fantastic overland tour can combine these three countries boasting vast wildernesses and superb birds and wildlife; and Ghana – the friendliest country in the world and great birding opportunities with Africa’s only rainforest canopy walkway and endangered Upper Guinea endemics.

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Giraffe Gaffe

Eco Friendly Daily

While Thornicroft’s giraffe is found only in Zambia’s Luangwa Valley. Up until now, the giraffe has been considered a single species. This meant that overall population numbers were fairly healthy, despite the presence of at least six subspecies and a fragmented habitat. However, new research suggests that the long-necked animals are a lot less related than previously believed. There may, in fact, be at least six completely different species of giraffe.

Investing in Nature: New Sources of Capital

Conservancy Talk

In Africa, we recently received a substantial gift from the Peter Hawkins Dobberpuhl Foundation to support projects in Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia. Mark Tercek is the president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy and author of Nature’s Fortune: How Business and Society Thrive By Investing in Nature. You can follow Mark on Twitter @MarkTercek.

South Africa’s endemic birds

10,000 Birds

However during a summer visit to the far northwest of Zambia on the DRC-Angola border, I filmed pipits with young that Richard Liversidge, just before his untimely passing, confirmed were Long-tailed. My home country of South Africa can only be described as a birding paradise!

Meru University Offers new Online Permaculture Course

Green (Living) Review

Ralph Douwe Raaths was born in Lusaka, Zambia.

The Bee-eaters of Africa

10,000 Birds

Boehm’s Bee-eater Boehm’s Bee-eater by Adam Riley This is another of the more difficult bee-eaters, not because it is rare but rather that its range is restricted to less visited parts of the continent, notably southern Tanzania, Malawi and north-eastern Zambia. The wonderful family Meropidae contains 27 dazzling species, of which Africa is endowed with no less than 20 species, the balance occurring across Asia and with one as far afield as Australia.

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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.

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Windows 7 PC Refresh Could Create Junk Mountain

Green (Living) Review

The first cyber café was sent to Macha in Zambia at the end of March of that year. As analysts predict imminent upgrades to Windows 7, Computer Aid urges firms to give old PCs to reuse programs by Michael Smith (Veshengro) As IT departments gear up for a long-delayed refresh of desktop PCs, the charity Computer Aid has urged companies to prevent excess waste by handing their PCs into reuse schemes.

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Fighting Corruption Toolkit

The Green Changemakers

Zambia Educating Future Leaders: Good Governance in Schools 7. Corruption Fighters’ Tool Kit Special Edition 2004 Teaching Integrity to Youth: Examples from 11 countries Click on the links below to download individual chapters of the Tool Kit. CONTENTS 1. Introduction 2.

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