News headlines for “Nature and Animal Conservation”, page 2

  1. “Governments are Starting to See that Organic Food Policy Works”

    Wednesday, October 31, 2018

    ROME, Oct 31 (IPS) - Many countries and farmers around the world are not readily making the switch to organic farming. But the small Himalayan mountain state of Sikkim, which borders Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan, is the first 100 percent organic farming state in the world. 

  2. Seychelles Issues World’s First Blue Bond to Fund Fisheries Projects

    Wednesday, October 31, 2018

    JAKARTA, Oct 31 (IPS) - The Republic of Seychelles announced on Monday that it has issued a 10-year blue bond to finance fisheries projects, making it the world's first country to utilise capital markets for funding the sustainable use of marine resources.

  3. Sustainable Coastal Fisheries in the Pacific Depends on Improving Sanitation

    Monday, October 29, 2018

    CANBERRA, Oct 29 (IPS) - At the mouth of the Mataniko River, which winds its way through the vibrant coastal port town of Honiara to the sea, is the sprawling informal community of Lord Howe Settlement, which hugs the banks of the estuary and seafront. A walk from the nearby main road to the beach involves a meandering route through narrow alleys between crowded dwellings, homes to about 630 people, which are clustered among the trees and overhang the water.

  4. Youth in Latin America Learn About Paths to Clean Energy

    Monday, October 29, 2018

    LIMA-CAJAZEIRAS, Brazil, Oct 29 (IPS) - Young Peruvians plan to take advantage of the knowledge acquired in Brazil's semi-arid Northeast to bring water to segments of the population who suffer from shortages, after sharing experiences in that ecoregion on the multiple uses of renewable energies in communities affected by climatic phenomena.

  5. Africa’s Bumpy Road to Sustainable Energy

    Friday, October 26, 2018

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 26 (IPS) - Eleni Mourdoukoutas, Africa Renewal*

    For years, Kenyans freely used and disposed of plastic bags. The bags were ubiquitous—in the markets, in the gutters and in the guts out of 3 out of every 10 animals taken to slaughter.

  6. Kashmir's Fisherwomen Live Between Hope and Despair

    Thursday, October 25, 2018

    SRINAGAR, India, Oct 25 (IPS) - Much has changed since Rahti Begum, a fisherwoman in Kashmir, now in her late 60s, first began wandering the streets with a bucketful of fish on her head. She was 17 when her father roped her into the business that became the source of her livelihood for the remainder of her life.

  7. Barbados Looks Beyond its Traditional Sugar and Banana Industries into the Deep Blue

    Wednesday, October 24, 2018

    CONSETT BAY, Barbados, Oct 24 (IPS) - Allan Bradshaw grew up close to the beach and always knew he wanted to become a fisherman. Now 43 years old, he has been living his childhood dream for 25 years. But in recent years Bradshaw says he has noticed a dramatic decline in the number of flying fish around his hometown of Consett Bay, Barbados.

  8. Solar Power Lights up the World’s Fastest-Growing Refugee Camp

    Monday, October 22, 2018

    DHAKA, Bangladesh, Oct 22 (IPS) - Dr Iftikher Mahmood is Founder and President, HOPE Foundation for Women and Children of BangladeshSolar energy has long powered homes, businesses and portable electronics. Now, it's powering a field hospital in the middle of the world's fastest-growing refugee camp.

  9. Cuban Women, Vulnerable to Climate Change, in the Forefront of the Struggle

    Sunday, October 21, 2018

    HAVANA, Oct 21 (IPS) - When people ask marine biologist Angela Corvea why the symbol of her environmental project Acualina, which has transcended the borders of Cuba, is a little girl, she answers without hesitation: "Because life, care, attachment, the creative force of life lie are contained in the feminine world."

  10. UAE Raising Awareness About the Impact of Climate Change

    Friday, October 19, 2018

    ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates,, Oct 19 (IPS) - The Middle East, due to its geographical location, is particularly prone to the impacts of climate change.

    Longer droughts, more frequent and intense heatwaves, and higher temperatures in the summer are expected to to become increasingly prevalent throughout the Middle East - from Sana'a to Jeddah to Dubai to Tehran.

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