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Zimbabwe on course to monetise its biodiversity

John Cassim Harare, Zimbabwe (CZ) – Biodiversity and associated ecosystems play a key role in the socio-economic development of the country. However, biodiversity is under threat from various drivers that include overexploitation, land use change, pollution and invasive alien species. The actual value of biodiversity in socio-economic development is largely unknown. The ZBE Report provides […]

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Eyes on inaugural Africa Climate Summit as climate change takes its toll

John Cassim As over 10,000 delegates gather for the first-ever Africa Climate Summit in Nairobi, Kenya, from 4 to 6 September this week, they won’t need to look far to find raw reminders of how climate change is ravaging the world.   Disasters devastate East Africa  For five consecutive years, severe drought has scorched Kenya and the entire Horn of

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African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) speaks on Africa Climate Summit

John Cassim AWF officially joined the 2023 Africa Climate Summit and Africa Climate Week opening ceremony happening this week in Nairobi, Kenya. At the opening plenary, the diverse speakers ranging from youth representatives to Indigenous People and Local communities, alongside the co-conveners, the Government of Kenya and the African Union, shared a common message highlighting

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A walk to save wildlife in the Zambezi Valley gathers momentum.

– the walk will give participants a deeper understanding of the conservation story, the human story, and the vulnerability of the area, ZEF said. John Cassim Harare, Zimbabwe (CZ) – A 30-day walk of over 330 km along the Zambezi valley, aimed at saving biodiversity and wildlife, has gathered momentum. The journey, which includes walking

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16 000 species face imminent extinction as biodiversity die.

– It appears that our food and fuel production is happening at the expense of other species, IUCN says. John Cassim HARARE, Zimbabwe – At least 16 000 species are feared could become extinct soon as the number of endangered species continues to increase year after year. Some endangered species, such as tigers, are known

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Effective biodiversity conservation requires empowering and supporting Indigenous people 

– Basic income schemes such as CBIs improve well-being, reduce poverty, and redress inequalities including gender inequity, experts have revealed. John Cassim HARARE, ZIMBABWE – Imagine governments including Zimbabwe, were to simply transfer money, unconditionally, to people living in protected and key conservation areas throughout the world. From Indigenous people in the Amazon rainforest to

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