Environment

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Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation tool and database announced

The innovative REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation) monitoring tool, International Database on REDD+ Projects and Programs Linking Economic, Carbon and Communities Data (ID-RECCO), is now hosted by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR). Launched in 2013, ID-RECCO highlights 467 subnational REDD+ initiatives from around the world.

Jack Ma honors 50 Afrikan wildlife rangers who are fighting poaching

Jack Ma, the founder and Executive Chairman of the Alibaba Group, was among those present at the African Ranger Awards to honor 50 rangers who work on the continent to protect wildlife. The awards ceremony was organizes by The Paradise Foundation, a Chinese conservation charity co-led by Jack Ma. Asha

Use of analytics software leads to arrest of wildlife traffickers

Thaks to use of of a new data analytics solution, the multinational Lusaka Agreement Task Force (LATF) has managed to arrest 8 people who are responsible for trafficking large consignments of endangered animals. The arrests included some government officials who colluded with the trafickers. In total, 4 arrests were made

Recording insect and animal life regeneration in Madagascar using a blockchain solution

ixo Foundation, a non-profit open-source software development foundation has partnered with the Seneca Park Zoo Society to measure impact for global conservation projects and develop funding flows for zoos and aquariums. The two organizations will kick off their partnership by using ixo's "Blockchain for Impact"platform in Madagascar

From drone swarms to tree batteries

Understanding Earth’s species and ecosystems is a monumentally challenging scientific pursuit. But with the planet in the grip of its sixth mass extinction event, it has never been a more pressing priority. To unlock nature’s secrets, ecologists turn to a variety of scientific instruments and tools. Sometimes we

Afrika should value job creation and environmental protection

Afrikan countries need to embrace circular economy to lessen waste production and pollution whilst promoting environmentally friendly and sustainable growth, experts say. Circular economy — the concept of reducing and reusing waste — could help the continent solve environmental challenges, according to the 2nd Next Einstein Forum held in Rwanda last month

Using Artificial Intelligence to catch wildlife poachers in almost real-time

Poaching of wildlife is a big problem globally and especially in Afrika. This can be witnessed in the recently released statistics on Rhino deaths as a result of poaching by South Africa's Department of Environmental Affairs. However, although the number of rhinos poached is alarmingly high compared to several years