$25m in funding to help African gov’ts prosecute poachers, traffickers

first_imgThe African Wildlife Foundation has pledged $25 million to projects aimed at combating the illegal wildlife trade across the continent over the next four years.The Nairobi-based NGO invests in outfitting wildlife rangers, training sniffer dogs to detect illicit shipments, and community-based development.AWF president Kaddu Sebunya emphasized the need to invest in homegrown solutions to the crisis when he announced the funding at the Illegal Wildlife Trade conference, held Oct. 11-12 in London. A prominent African wildlife conservation NGO has committed $25 million to help protect iconic fauna from poaching and habitat loss across the continent by investing in African institutions and people.“We are seeing recovery and stabilization of some critical wildlife populations,” Kaddu Sebunya, president of the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), said in a statement. “We know what is working and it’s time to scale up the investment to combat this serious threat.”The Nairobi-based organization made the announcement on Oct. 11 during the Illegal Wildlife Trade conference in London. The money will complement more than $13 million that AWF says it has used to support projects aimed at countering the illegal trade of wildlife and wildlife products.The African Wildlife Foundation’s work includes programs to stop the loss of habitat for large carnivores, such as cheetahs. Image by John C. Cannon/Mongabay.“If we can keep wildlife safe from poachers, make wildlife products difficult to move around, actively involve key local players, and dampen the demand for wildlife products, then Africa’s magnificent animals have a fighting chance,” Philip Muruthi, AWF’s chief scientist, said in the statement.Current AWF projects include training sniffer dogs credited with detecting the presence of more than 250 illicit shipments of wildlife products; engaging with communities to encourage economic development that also supports conservation; and equipping wildlife rangers with the tools they need to catch poachers.This infusion of funds will go toward bolstering the capacity of authorities, specifically judges and prosecutors, to hold poachers and traffickers accountable, the group says. Along with continuing its efforts to protect habitat for animals such as elephants, rhinos and big cats, this investment in the capacity of African governments is directed toward giving them the tools to face this issue head-on.The AWF also supports projects to halt the poaching of critically endangered black rhinos. Image by Rhett A. Butler/Mongabay.“The trade routes trace back to decisions made on the ground, and while we are focusing this week on the commodities traded from dead wildlife, our interest is in seeing the living species remain part of modern Africa,” Sebunya said. “We know from our work that leadership at every level — from the families living in wildlife-rich areas to the heads of state — is an essential ingredient.”Banner image of an African elephant by John C. Cannon/Mongabay.FEEDBACK: Use this form to send a message to the author of this post. If you want to post a public comment, you can do that at the bottom of the page. Article published by John Cannon Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsoredcenter_img Animals, Anti-poaching, Big Cats, Biodiversity, Biodiversity Crisis, Black Rhino, Cats, Cheetahs, Community Development, Conservation, Critically Endangered Species, Endangered Species, Environment, Environmental Law, Habitat Degradation, Habitat Destruction, Habitat Loss, Illegal Trade, Indigenous Communities, Law, Law Enforcement, Lions, Mammals, Parks, Poachers, Poaching, Rhinos, Sustainable Development, trafficking, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Trade, Wildlife Trafficking last_img read more


first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Agriculture Police consultation meeting announced Related Items:Historic site, North caicos, Selfie PNP open North & Middle Caicos causeway in tribute Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks Culture Minister, Premier Rufus Ewing is sponsoring 35 students to attend that festival. If you want that list of the 40 historic sites to be featured with you in a selfie, you are gonna have to go to Magnetic Media Fanpage on FB or follow me, @DeeCaribbean on Twitter. Among the 40 sites is the Ready Money sign, the Conch Bar Caves, Cottage Pond and schools in both North and Middle Caicos. For every selfie the winner gets, he or she is paid $10… that’s a $400 take home for about half a day’s work! 1. Sandy Point Ferry Sign (Sandy Point)2. Ebenezer Baptist Church (Sandy Point)3. Cottage Pond Sign (Sandy Point)4. Kingdom Hall (Kew)5. Church of God of Prophesy (Kew)6. Bethel Baptist Church (Kew)7. Wades Green Plantation Sign (Kew)8. Hubert James Primary School (Kew)9. Entrance To Whitby T-Junction (Whitby)10. Providence Baptist Church (Whitby)11. Pelican Beach Resort Sign (Whitby)12. Flamingo Pond (Whitby)13. Horse Stable Beach Stage (Whitby)14. North Caicos Airport (Bottle Creek)15. Mount Lebanon Church (Bottle Creek)16. Adelaide Oemler Primary School (Bottle Creek)17. Raymond Gardiner High School (Bottle Creek)18. North Caicos Clinic (Bottle Creek)19. Church of God of Prophesy (Bottle Creek)20. Lighthouse Church (Bottle Creek)21. Bottle Creek Lodge Sign (Bottle Creek)22. The Ready Money Sigh (Ready Money)23. The North Caicos & Middle Caicos Causeway24. Crossing Place Trail Sign (Conch Bar)25. Mudjin Harbour Beach Sigh (Conch Bar)26. Conch Bar Caves Sign (Conch Bar)27. Welcome to Conch Bar Sign (Conch Bar)28. Indian Caves Sign (Conch Bar)29. Mount Mariah Baptist Church (Conch Bar)30. Doris Robinson Primary School (Conch Bar)31. Church of God of Prophesy (Conch Bar)32. Daniels Cafe (Conch Bar)33. Bambarra Beach Sign (Bambarra)34. National Trust Building (Bambarra)35. The Old School House (Bambarra)36. Bethlehem Baptist Church (Bambarra)37. Welcome to Lorimers Sign (Lorimers)38. Mr. Alton Higgs Home Sign (Lorimers)39. Mount Herman Baptist Church (Lorimers)40. The Lorimers Creek (Lorimers) New Government contracts mean new clinic for Kew in North Caicoslast_img read more

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer discusses meeting Pochettino

first_imgManchester United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed details of his first encounter with Mauricio Pochettino ahead of their face-off this weekend.Solskjaer will go up against the Tottenham Hotspur manager when United travel to Wembley to face Spurs on Sunday, the Norwegian will be facing Pochettino who’s the favourite to land the United job on a permanent basis next summer.“I’ve only met him once myself. He was a very nice man to speak to and we had a nice chat,” said Solskjaer, according to ESPN. “He’s probably a very good man manager, but you’ve got to ask someone else. From the outside, he looks like that anyway.”“He’s got good players, it’s the same with me. It’s easier to play an attacking way and your way when you’ve got good players, and he’s got lots of good players.”Solskjaer also spoke about his future at Old Trafford beyond the end of the season.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.“No, we’ve not had that conversation,” said Solskjaer.”You don’t plan five or six months ahead and then suddenly after two weeks change that. No, nothing’s changed.”“We just keep working every single day on improving the team here. “I work with a fantastic coaching staff, I have to say.”“We’ll put a plan together on how we want to look the next few months.”last_img read more

Police arrest man after a lengthy standoff in La Jolla

first_img KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A man who allegedly hit a woman with a pickax Thursday in a home near La Jolla Shores holed up inside and refused to surrender when police arrived, prompting a several-hour standoff that ended when he walked out and was taken into custody.The alleged assault in the 2500 block of Ellentown Road in the Torrey Pines area was reported shortly before 10:30 a.m., according to San Diego police. No serious injuries were reported.Patrol officers tried in vain to contact the suspected assailant before calling in crisis counselors to take charge of the negotiations, Officer Billy Hernandez said.The stalemate continued until shortly after 1 p.m., when the man exited the home and surrendered without incident, Hernandez said.Firefighters were then called in due to check for the origin of smoke that had begun wafting out of vents on the house shortly before the suspect gave himself up.The suspect’s name and details on his relationship to the alleged victim were not immediately available. Police arrest man after a lengthy standoff in La Jolla Posted: November 15, 2018 November 15, 2018 Categories: KUSI, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more