Namibia: New safe zones for wildlife
16 January 2022 | 3:54 pm
Brown hyenas are valuable, social animals. But they are being hunted relentlessly. Now, there are more and more protected zones and wildlife reserves where they can live in safety.
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Germany officially acknowledges that it committed genocide during its colonial-era occupation of Namibia, and pledged €1.1 billion, to be spent on projects benefiting the Herero and Nama communities. But some are unhappy with the offer.
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Kenya's first National Wildlife Census takes to the air after launching on May 7th 2021. The census is conducted through a partnership with the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife, the Kenya Wildlife Service and the newly-created Wildlife Research & Training Institute, who are increasingly turning to plane observation to monitor the state of the country's animal populations.
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Singapore's new wildlife forensics centre aims to help in the fight against smuggling networks by analysing seized body parts from endangered animals to determine where they originated from.
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Opposition parties accuse Namibia's SWAPO-led government of pushing through a joint agreement reached with Germany over an apology for atrocities committed against Nama and Herero groups during colonial times.
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While Chinese papers hail the country's launch of a $233 million biodiversity fund, the Guardian warns that China is rowing back on its commitment to reduce carbon emissions. We also look at the tragic deaths of three migrants who were hit by a train in south-western France. Meanwhile, employees from Google and Amazon call on their companies to abandon a project with Israel. We end with the most striking winners of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards.
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Team Lionesses created in 2019 is stationed near the community land around Amboseli National Park. Members of the all-female rangers unit are selected based on high school level, fitness and an interest in wildlife conservation.
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Pangolins are the most trafficked mammals in the world. Their meat is a prized delicacy and their scales are used in traditional medicine. Traffickers are targeting Africa as the animal is now scarce in Asia.
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Despite being the first genocide of the 20th century, the 1904-1908 massacre of the indigenous Herero and Nama peoples by German colonial troops in Namibia remains a little-known chapter of history. It was not until May of this year that Berlin officially recognised its responsibility for the atrocities. Our regional correspondents report.
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