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2013 Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival Programme full of New Highlights

The programme for the 2013 Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival is growing, with new and exciting events joining the stable of old favourites. “Last year’s programme sported more than 100 events,” said Festival Manager Nicci Rousseau-Schmidt. “And it is already clear that we’ll top that number this year.”

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Forest products critical to fight hunger – including insects / New study highlights role of insects for food and feed consumption

ROME, Italy, May 13, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ Forests, trees on farms and agroforestry are critical in the fight against hunger and should be better integrated into food security and land use policies, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today at the International Conference on Forests for Food Security and Nutrition in Rome (13-15 May).

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5 Ways Drones Could Help In A Disaster Like The Boston Marathon Bombing Plus three robots that are already saving lives.

Yesterday, the President of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Michael Toscano told U.S. News: “Whether it is in response to a natural disaster or a tragedy like we saw in Boston, [unmanned aerial systems] can be quickly deployed to provide first responders with critical situational awareness in areas too dangerous or difficult for manned aircraft to reach.”

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Illegal Trade Robs Wild of Almost 3,000 Great Apes Annually, Threatening Populations / Released at CITES Meeting, New UNEP Report Links Ape Traffic to Organized Crime

About GRASP

The Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP) is an innovative and ambitious partnership comprised of great ape range states with an immediate challenge: to lift the threat of imminent extinction faced by gorillas, chimpanzees, bonobos and orangutans across their ranges in equatorial Africa and Southeast Asia. Visit the GRASP website here: http://www.un-grasp.org/

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Small farmers risk exclusion from biofuels certification schemes / FAO report warns that certification schemes could become indirect trade barriers if not properly managed

ROME, Italy, February 26, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ The way certification schemes for biofuels are structured makes it difficult for smallholder producers and many developing countries to participate in export markets, according to a new report from FAO.

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Dolat Ventures to Enter African Timber Sector

* DOLV To Access an Exclusive Licence to Cut Timber and Export

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Land wealth and administration to stimulate economic development in Africa

By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa

The securing of land titles will reduce poverty and enhance economic development on the African continent – experts declare.

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Land Administration: Success for the Regional Event in Kampala

 

KAMPALA, Uganda, January, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ IGN France International (http://www.ignfi.com), the leader of the international consortium engaged in the Design, Supply, Installation, Implementation of the Lands Information System and Securing of Land Records (DeSIILISoR) project in Uganda organized a regional conference in Kampala, Uganda (January 17th and 18th) on the theme:

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Herakles Farms Appoints Dr. Atanga Ekobo As Vice President Of Conservation In Cameroon

Former World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Program Coordinator to Lead Environmental Sustainability Efforts

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Smallholders to benefit from carbon finance: Fairtrade and Gold Standard collaboration opens up new opportunities for farming communities in developing countries

Doha, Qatar

Fairtrade International and The Gold Standard Foundation have announced a ground-breaking agreement to incorporate Fairtrade principles into Gold Standard carbon projects, with the first credits expected by the end of 2013. Through Fairtrade’s extensive network of farmer communities, thousands more smallholders in developing countries will be able to access the carbon market and receive much needed finance to mitigate and adapt to climate change.

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Air quality deteriorates in Zimbabwe’s main cities

by Wallace Mawire

A report produced by the Institute of Environmental Studies (IES) on  the proposed National Climate Change Response Strategy in Zimbabwe has revealed that there is increasing evidence of deteriorating air quality in the country’s main cities.

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Deforestation Costing Kenyan Economy Millions of Dollars Each Year and Increasing Water Shortage Risk, UNEP and Kenya Forest Service Report Finds / Services from Kenya’s Water Towers Underpin Many Sectors of Economy

NAIROBI, Kenya, November 5, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ Deforestation deprived Kenya’s economy of 5.8 billion shillings ($US 68 million) in 2010 and 6.6 billion shillings in 2009, far outstripping the roughly 1.3 billion shillings injected from forestry and logging each year, according to a joint Kenya Forest Service (KFS) and UN Environment Programme (UNEP) report.

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The Falcon Project – the Most Penetrating Search for the Legendary Sasquatch Ever Undertaken

 

St. George, UT, October, 2012 –(PR.com)– The Falcon Project proposes to conduct an extensive aerial search for an unrecognized North American primate, a.k.a. sasquatch or Bigfoot, by means of an helium-filled airship, upon which a platform supporting thermal-imaging and high resolution wireless videography equipment is mounted. The Aurora Mk II airship offers major advantages over similar applications with helicopter or fixed-wing aircraft platforms, foremost, stealth and maneuverability. The former permits approach and observation with minimal or no disturbance of the subject’s natural behavior. The latter is critical for surveying in areas of dense stands of forest where a sustained vertical perspective is essential for locating animals on the forest floor.

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Soros Economic Development Fund and IFU Invest Millions in Food Security and Clean Cooking Venture in Africa

 

Funding for CleanStar Mozambique benefits smallholder farmers and the environment, creates jobs, and protects families from indoor air pollution

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Oakland Institute, Greenpeace expose New York investors’ land grab in Cameroon

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SCS Extends Third-Party Environmental Certification Services to West Africa

 

EMERYVILLE, California, Sept., 2012 /PRNewswire via African Press Organization (APO)/ — SCS Global Services (SCS) has announced the expansion of its third-party environmental certification services into West Africa. Dr. Richard Bonsi, who has worked at the company’s Emeryville, California headquarters for the past four years in the natural resources division, will relocate to Ghana to head up the company’s West African operations.

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Madagascar: New Lease of Life for Endangered Species

 

A red ruffed lemur peering out from a tree in Madagascar.


With technical support from Conservation International and the World Bank’s BioCarbon Fund, a project is being designed to protect 370,032 hectares of rainforest in Madagascar.

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