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AAWP Launch at the CMS COP12 253
AAWP Launch at the CMS COP12January 19, 2018 3:08 pm0NewsMore often than not, the conversation around endangered, threatened and protected species emphasizes terrestrial and air-borne species, leaving out the plight of aquatic species. Although aquatic species face many of the same threats as other species, they tend to be neglected by policy, research, aRead More
NAP workshop 305
NAP workshopJanuary 19, 2018 3:10 pm0NewsIn West Africa, coastal areas are home to essential resources and socioeconomic activities such as fishing, tourism and mining. Despite being a major driver in national economies, these areas are part of the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Coastal areas are exposed to rising sea leRead More
CITES Master’s Program and Documentary Rollout 341
CITES Master’s Program and Documentary RolloutJanuary 19, 2018 3:12 pm0NewsSince the beginning of life on Earth, wild species of plants and animals have naturally undergone extinction through a centuries-long process called natural selection. Rapid human growth and development, however, has exacerbated this process and created an unprecedented demand for wildlife products Read More
REDD+ official launch 337
REDD+ official launchJanuary 19, 2018 3:19 pm0NewsIn addition to serving as a home to biodiversity, forests also act as carbon sinks removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. In an ideal situation, removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere would mitigate climate change and its effects. The current situation, however, is far from ideal. DeforesRead More
Species Working Groups Workshop 348
Species Working Groups WorkshopJanuary 19, 2018 3:33 pm0NewsIllegal wildlife trade is the fourth largest illegal trade globally, after narcotics, human trafficking and trade in counterfeit goods. Because wildlife trafficking is an organized crime, fighting it requires collaborative and thorough efforts across all sectors. To improve and strengthen collaboratRead More
PRCM Forum and Side Events 643
PRCM Forum and Side EventsJanuary 19, 2018 3:39 pm0NewsThe coastal and marine zones in West Africa are home to many significant socioeconomic activities such as tourism, fishing, mining and more. The lives and livelihoods of people in these countries are heavily reliant on these activities and resources, both directly and indirectly. The coastal and marRead More
Facilitating Mangrove Restoration through Technology 452
Facilitating Mangrove Restoration through TechnologyMarch 15, 2018 10:45 am0BlogNew remote sensing data on mangrove coverage can inform mangrove restoration efforts in coastal West Africa: A Sierra Leone Case Study. Developing countries are the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change. In countries with coastal communities, severe flooding and coastal erosion are two ofRead More
World Pangolin Day 147
World Pangolin DayFebruary 17, 2018 9:56 am0NewsOn the third Saturday of February every year, Pangolins are celebrated around the world. This year’s celebration fell on February 17th with the theme “Meet the Pangolin”, aimed at connecting the public with the world’s most trafficked mammal.   Three different species of the pangolin exRead More
World Wildlife Day 157
World Wildlife DayMarch 3, 2018 5:44 pm0NewsOn 20th December 2013, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) proclaimed 3rd March, the day of the adoption of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), as World Wildlife Day. This was aimed to raise awareness around the protection of endangeredRead More
Ghana organizes 1st National Sea Turtle Conference 406
Ghana organizes 1st National Sea Turtle ConferenceMarch 20, 2018 10:25 am0NewsThe Wildlife Division hosted the maiden Ghana National Sea Turtle Conference in Accra, Ghana, with support from United States Fish & Wildlife Service, Florida Gulf Coast University, WA BiCC, and Voltic Water. This was aimed at bringing together businesses, organizations, and governmental agencieRead More