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How SADC is Fighting Wildlife Crime

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

LILONGWE, Nov 12 (IPS) - "We are underpaid, have no guns and in most instances are outnumbered by the poachers," says Stain Phiri, a ranger at Vwaza Marsh Wildlife Reserve — a 986 km reserve said to have the most abundant and a variety of wildlife in Malawi —  which also happens to be one of the country's biggest game parks under siege by poachers.

U.N. Chief Eyes Upcoming Summits to Resolve Development Crisis

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 11 (IPS) - The continued widespread economic recession - aggravated by the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa - is threatening to undermine the U.N.'s highly-touted post-2015 development agenda.

Why Are G20 Governments Subsidising Dangerous Climate Change?

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

LONDON, Nov 11 (IPS) - Just a week after the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) gave its starkest warning yet that the vast majority of existing oil, gas and coal reserves need to be kept in the ground, a new report reveals that governments are flagrantly ignoring these warnings and continuing to subsidise exploration for fossil fuels.

Fishing for Peace in Korea

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

WASHINGTON, Nov 11 (IPS) - Environmental problems, by their nature, don't respect borders. Air and sea pollution often affect countries that had nothing to do with their production. Many extreme weather events, like typhoons, strike more than one country. Climate change affects everyone.

As TPP Trade Talks Miss Third Deadline, Opponents Claim Momentum

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

WASHINGTON, Nov 11 (IPS) - For the third year in a row, government negotiators for 12 Pacific Rim countries have missed an internal deadline to reach agreement on a controversial U.S.-led trade deal.

A Fair Climate Treaty or None at All, Jamaica Warns

Monday, November 10, 2014

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Nov 10 (IPS) - As the clock counts down to the last major climate change meeting of the year, before countries must agree on a definitive new treaty in 2015, a senior United Nations official says members of the Alliance of Small Island Developing States (AOSIS) "need to be innovative and think outside the box" if they hope to make progress on key issues.

Filipinos Take to the Streets One Year After Typhoon Haiyan

Monday, November 10, 2014

MANILA, Nov 10 (IPS) - People covered their bodies with mud to protest against government ineptitude and abandonment; others lighted paper lanterns and candles and released white doves and balloons to remember the dead, offer thanks and pray for more strength to move on; while many trooped to a vast grave site with white crosses to lay flowers for those who died, and to cry one more time.

Trapped Populations – Hostages of Climate Change

Monday, November 10, 2014

LONDON, Nov 10 (IPS) - Climate change is projected by many scientists to bring with it a range of calamities – from widespread floods, to prolonged heatwaves and slowly but relentlessly rising seas – taking the heaviest toll on those already most vulnerable.

Why Our Food Systems Need to Be More Nutrition-Smart

Saturday, November 08, 2014

WASHINGTON, Nov 08 (IPS) - "We are especially distressed by the high prevalence and increasing numbers of malnourished children under five years of age in parts of Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean. Moreover, more than 2000 million people, mostly women and children, are deficient in one or more micronutrients..."

OPINION: Bringing More International Pressure to Bear on Wildlife Crime

Saturday, November 08, 2014

QUITO, Ecuador, Nov 08 (IPS) - A surge in wildlife crime is fuelling criminal syndicates, perpetuating terrorism, and resulting in the loss of major revenues from tourism and industries dependent on iconic species while also endangering the livelihoods of the rural poor.

But this surge in wildlife crime is not only threatening iconic species, which include elephants, rhinos and tigers, but also lesser-known animals that are also on the brink of extinction.

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