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Land restoration in Ethiopia: ‘This place was abandoned … This is incredible to me’

2017-06-23 European News Comments Off on Land restoration in Ethiopia: ‘This place was abandoned … This is incredible to me’
Ethiopia is suffering from severe drought, but there is water in Gergera. 20 years of restoring its hills and river valley has brought life back to this area of the Tigray region in the country’s far north. The work has been painstaking, complex and multidimensional and continues to this day. But the hard-won results offer Read More

‘I hope one day we’ll see an end to abuse’: the woman striving to save Congo’s kids

2017-06-23 European News Comments Off on ‘I hope one day we’ll see an end to abuse’: the woman striving to save Congo’s kids
When Honorine Munyole visits a group of local women in the city of Bukavu, the police officer gets a welcome fit for a hero. But the celebrations turn to cries of despair and even anger when she makes her announcement – she is to be redeployed to another location. “Who will look after our children Read More

The world needs wildlife tourism. But that won’t work without wildlife

2017-06-23 European News Comments Off on The world needs wildlife tourism. But that won’t work without wildlife
Wildlife-based tourism is growing rapidly worldwide as the number of tourists continues to grow and as we, as travellers, seek out new and more enriching personal experiences with local cultures and wildlife. This is what inspired me to take six months unpaid leave from the grind of legal practice many years ago and backpack around Read More

David Hoyle obituary

2017-06-23 European News Comments Off on David Hoyle obituary
My friend David Hoyle, who has died in a car accident aged 48, was a social scientist who devoted his life to protecting African forests and natural ecosystems for the biodiversity they harbour, for the local people who depend on them, and to secure their vital role in mitigating dangerous climate change. He worked for Read More

Land restoration in Ethiopia: ‘This place was abandoned … This is incredible to me’

2017-06-23 European News Comments Off on Land restoration in Ethiopia: ‘This place was abandoned … This is incredible to me’
Ethiopia is suffering from severe drought, but there is water in Gergera. 20 years of restoring its hills and river valley has brought life back to this area of the Tigray region in the country’s far north. The work has been painstaking, complex and multidimensional and continues to this day. But the hard-won results offer Read More

‘I hope one day we’ll see an end to abuse’: the woman striving to save Congo’s kids

2017-06-23 European News Comments Off on ‘I hope one day we’ll see an end to abuse’: the woman striving to save Congo’s kids
When Honorine Munyole visits a group of local women in the city of Bukavu, the police officer gets a welcome fit for a hero. But the celebrations turn to cries of despair and even anger when she makes her announcement – she is to be redeployed to another location. “Who will look after our children Read More

The world needs wildlife tourism. But that won’t work without wildlife

2017-06-23 European News Comments Off on The world needs wildlife tourism. But that won’t work without wildlife
Wildlife-based tourism is growing rapidly worldwide as the number of tourists continues to grow and as we, as travellers, seek out new and more enriching personal experiences with local cultures and wildlife. This is what inspired me to take six months unpaid leave from the grind of legal practice many years ago and backpack around Read More

David Hoyle obituary

2017-06-23 European News Comments Off on David Hoyle obituary
My friend David Hoyle, who has died in a car accident aged 48, was a social scientist who devoted his life to protecting African forests and natural ecosystems for the biodiversity they harbour, for the local people who depend on them, and to secure their vital role in mitigating dangerous climate change. He worked for Read More

Mozambique: 6,000 animals to rewild park is part-funded by trophy hunting

2017-06-21 European News Comments Off on Mozambique: 6,000 animals to rewild park is part-funded by trophy hunting
Call it Noah’s Ark on lorries. Dozens of trucks rolled over the Zimbabwe savanna carrying elephants, giraffe, African buffalo, zebras, and numerous other large iconic mammals. Driving more than 600km of dusty roadway, the trucks will deliver their wild loads to a new home: Zinave national park in Mozambique. The animals are a donation from Read More

Global warming brews big trouble in coffee birthplace Ethiopia

2017-06-21 European News Comments Off on Global warming brews big trouble in coffee birthplace Ethiopia
Global warming is likely to wipe out half of the coffee growing area in Ethiopia, the birthplace of the bean, according to a groundbreaking new study. Rising temperatures have already damaged some special areas of origin, with these losses being likened to France losing one of its great wine regions. Ethiopia’s highlands also host a Read More